Decline and fall: in the US they’re building Noah’s Ark, in China they’re building the future

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Two recent announcements reflect the decline of America and the rise of China.  

The Governor of Kentucky, Steve Beshear, has announced a new “tourist attraction” for the state. 

A creationist themed park that includes a full-scale version of the Noah’s Ark:   

Gov. Steve Beshear announced plans Wednesday morning for a new tourist attraction in Northern Kentucky that will include a wooden ark and a theme park. The governor made the announcement Wednesday morning during a news conference at the Capitol Building in Frankfort. Representatives of Answers in Genesis, which opened the Creation Museum in Northern Kentucky about three years ago, will partner with other investors in the project.

The park, called the Ark Encounter, will be on 800 acres off Interstate 75 in Grant County and is expected to be complete by 2014.

The park is being built by Answers in Genesis, a group that believes the world is less than 10,000 years old. The Government is giving them nearly $40m in tax breaks to help cover the estimated $150m to build it.  

Beshear is very proud of the job creating possibilities of the Ark… never mind it helps support ignorance and scientific illiteracy.  

Perhaps as sea levels rise that Ark may become handy?  

Let’s hope the thing can actually float and is “fit for purpose”! 

In contrast, China announces ambitious plans cut carbon emissions and invest in green technology: 

In November 2009, China promised to reduce carbon dioxide emissions per unit of gross domestic product by 40 to 45 percent by 2020 from 2005 levels, while increase the share of non-fossil fuels in primary energy consumption to around 15 percent by 2020.

At a press conference unveiling the report, Xie Zhenhua, deputy director of NDRC, China’s top economic planner, said great effort has been made by China in energy-saving and greenhouse gas emission reductions in recent years.

During the 11th Five-Year Plan (2006-10) period, China’s investment in energy-saving and emission-reduction projects reached about 2 trillion yuan ($301 billion), more than 200 billion yuan (13.2 trillion) of which came from the Chinese Government, according to NDRC statistics.

In the US, elected government officials are throwing money at creationists. 

In China, they’re investing billions in technology that will create jobs and push them to the forefront of technology innovation.  

Ladies and gentlemen, in case it was not apparent, the 21st century belongs to China.

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8 thoughts on “Decline and fall: in the US they’re building Noah’s Ark, in China they’re building the future

  1. Someone says:

    o.k…..don’t be scared when i say this but… WHY R THEY BUILDING AN ARC!!!!!!!

  2. Helen Bang says:

    This answers the creationists’ arguments:
    http://talkorigins.org/indexcc/list.html

  3. Sundance says:

    COP16 began with prayer to a Mayan goddess so global warmism has its religious side too. Unfortunately the Mayan goddess answered the prayers with record beaking cold in Cancun. lol

  4. fredorth says:

    Isn’t all of this absolutely unbelievable.

  5. Tim says:

    AiG… I used to have a number of “email wars” with their writers (in the days before blogs and comment threat popularity). Loonys at best!

    Oh well, with the US so far in debt, it seems to be the only way however you look at and for some, there’s solace to be found in religion.

    It is frightening though.

    • klem says:

      In case you didn’t know, the US is printing money hand over fist. The US can be in debt to China all it it wants, it’s meaningless, just pay the debt with newly printed money. Easy Peasy. It’s what the Germans did in the 1920′s to pay back repairations for the First world war.

      It aslo makes manufacturing grow, economically it’s like starting all over again. So print away I say.

      • Manuel Moe G says:

        This is a first order approximation to the truth, which makes it startling that it comes from the green squiggle that is Klem. I would have expected some “Protocols of Zion” finance foolishness to go with his “up-is-down” take on climate science.

        Be that as it may… It is worse than that, Klem. Not only is the US in debt, but it is also addicted to finance, because business has lost the ability to grow based profits saved over years. (Besides paper money, Germany was forced to make transfers of property and equipment, which Germany would be unable to hyper-inflate.) So the financiers will stop accepting “Monopoly money” and demand payments of hard assets and real estate – like being starved and forced to cut off your legs to cook and make a meal.

        Good luck to Kentucky, making a amusement park around a floating container ship for animal dung across all animal species.

        OK, Klem, back to your regularly scheduled brain damage.

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