The man behind the world famous Noah’s Ark Replica, Ken Ham appears poised to outdo himself with an impending erection of the Tower of Babel. Ken Ham is the founder of Answers in Genesis. He is a renown Creationism apologist instrumental in the Creation Museum and the Ark Encounter which cost $27 million and $100 million respectively. Set to be the next perhaps nine figure project is the Tower of Babel.
According to Answers in Genesis, Ken Ham states:
Next year, we will start fundraising for a Tower of Babel attraction that we hope to open in three or four years, where among other things we will help people understand what genetics research and the Bible say about the origin of all the people groups around the world. I can assure you: it will be a fascinating, eye-opening attraction.
This has also come with a mission to educate the public on what the Bible says about race, that there is one race. The Tower of Babel in Genesis is the impetus for cultural diversity on earth and this project will be paired with genetic and linguistic research.
It’s an internet meme how the price of lumber is skyrocketing. So this project will be undoubtedly very expensive. But the fine details of the Tower of Babel are a subject of much debate. Coming up with a consensus on a realistic Tower of Babel is no easy task, as the Bible does not spell this one out like it does the Ark.
While Noah’s Ark is something that can be replicated with greater accuracy, the Tower of Babel is an educated guess at best with any approach they take.
Moreover, one cannot ignore how counterintuitive is seems to attempt to build that which God destroyed and separated mankind over.
There’s a fine line between ambition and hubris. While the Ken Ham’s goals for the Tower of Babel seem to recognize the challenges of the time, the difficulty of executing this with the most historical accuracy available is dubious. Time will surely answer this question.