LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The founder of a Bible-themed museum in Kentucky who debated evolution with TV's "Science Guy" Bill Nye will give an update Thursday on a stalled project to build a massive replica of Noah's Ark.
Creation Museum founder Ken Ham will discuss financing of the Ark Encounter plans during a live stream on the project's website Thursday night.
The Answers in Genesis ministry, which Ham leads, unveiled the $150 million theme park proposal in 2010. But private donations to the project did not keep pace with the construction timeline, forcing its backers to delay construction of the 500-foot-long wooden ship and divide the park development into phases.
Ham wrote on his blog this week that he would soon "discuss the debate and also ... share something about the Ark Encounter."
Ham's ministry and the Creation Museum enjoyed an avalanche of news media attention during the Feb. 4 debate on evolution and the Bible with Nye, which was streamed live on the Web. Answers in Genesis said millions around the world watched the event at the Creation Museum, and it was followed by numerous national news reports and TV talk show discussions.
Ham has said the debate introduced to a wider audience his ministry's views that the Bible's creation story is a true historical account.