“”Our Board believes Ken's comments to be unnecessary, ungodly, and mean-spirited statements that are divisive at best and defamatory at worst."
|—Brennan Dean, Great Homeschool Conventions|
Ken Ham is the president and founder of Answers in Genesis - and creationist wackaloon of the highest order. Although he hails from Australia, where all the kangaroos floated during the Flood, he now permanently lives in Kentucky, somewhere in his office in the Creation Museum. He is a frequent speaker at homeschooling conferences and creationist events, where one of his favorite "arguments" is "Were you there?"
Every year Ham expounds on such thrilling topics as: reliability of the Bible, how compromise over biblical authority has undermined society and even the church, witnessing more effectively, dinosaurs, and “races.” He is unnaturally obsessed with the Book of Genesis, from the Old Testament Bible, to such a degree that he has devoted his life to the mental contortions necessary when taking the book to be literal truth. Whether this is a strong personal belief that he holds, or he realized how much money he could get by exploiting popular gullibility, is as yet unknown.
Ham was created and raised in Australia, where he received a degree in applied science from Queensland Institute of Technology, followed by a diploma of education from the University of Queensland. From there, he became a public school science teacher which makes one somewhat worried about a few years of public school-students from Australia. He was a member of the Creation Science Foundation starting in 1979. He moved to America in 1987 as a "loan" to the Institute for Creation Research.
 Answers in Genesis
In 1993, Ham left ICR to form, with the help of CSF, Creation Science Ministries, which changed its name to Answers in Genesis in 1994. In 2006, the US/UK branches of AiG decided to withdraw from the general collection of AiG international groups because of the other groups' frustration with Ham's personality, taking with them the rights to the name AiG and CSF. The Australian AiG (originally CSF, which helped start CSM), rebranded itself Creation Ministries International. In 2007, CMI sued Ham and AiG.
 Creation Museum
Ham is, with AiG, also the founder of the Creation Museum in Kentucky, built in 2007. In 2010, Ham announced the construction of the "Ark Encounter" theme park, which would include a full-scale "replica" of Noah's Ark.
 Character description
According to esteemed biologist and blogger PZ Myers, writing "to" Ham:
“”Millions of people, including some of the most knowledgeable biologists in the world, think just about every day that you are an airhead, an ass, a birdbrain, a blockhead, a bonehead, a boob, a bozo, a charlatan, a cheat, a chowderhead, a chump, a clod, a con artist, a crackpot, a crank, a crazy, a cretin, a dimwit, a dingbat, a dingleberry, a dipstick, a ditz, a dolt, a doofus, a dork, a dum-dum, a dumb-ass, a dumbo, a dummy, a dunce, a dunderhead, a fake, a fathead, a fraud, a fruitcake, a gonif, a halfwit, an idiot, an ignoramus, an imbecile, a jackass, a jerk, a jughead, a knucklehead, a kook, a lamebrain, a loon, a loony, a lummox, a meatball, a meathead, a moron, a mountebank, a nincompoop, a ninny, a nitwit, a numbnuts, a numbskull, a nut, a nutcase, a peabrain, a pinhead, a racketeer, a sap, a scam artist, a screwball, a sham, a simpleton, a snake oil salesman, a thickhead, a turkey, a twerp, a twit, a wacko, a woodenhead, and much, much worse.
 Debate with Bill Nye
On 4 Feb, 2014, the Creation Museum hosted a debate between Ham and Bill Nye, on the question "Is creation a viable model of origins in today's modern scientific era?" RationalWiki commentary on the event may be found here.
 See also
 External Links
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Creation Museum Founder Disinvited from Homeschooling Conferences
- ↑ Were You There?
- ↑ Answers in Genesis - About Ken Ham
- ↑ About AiG: President Ken Ham
- ↑ Interview with Ken Ham by Ron Cooper, part 1
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 The History of AiG
- ↑ Here at Pharyngula, his scienceblog.
- ↑ Ham can't tell the simple truth!