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Ken Ham

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Ken Ham

Ken Ham (born Born::October 20, 1951) is the president of Answers in Genesis USA, the Creation Museum, and Ark Encounter and a well-known speaker and author on the subject of Young-Earth Creationism. He received a bachelor degree in applied science (emphasis on environmental biology) from the Queensland Institute of Technology, and a Diploma of Education from the University of Queensland. He has also received two honorary doctorates: a Doctor of Divinity from Temple Baptist College, and a Doctor of Literature from Liberty University.

He was a director of Creation Science Foundation (CSF) in Australia, an organization which he jointly founded with John Mackay. In 1987 he moved to the United States, still maintaining his links with CSF.

From 1987 to 1993, Ham worked for the Institute for Creation Research, and in 1994 he co-founded what in 1995 became Answers in Genesis (AiG), a creation ministry dedicated to "upholding the authority of the Bible from the very first verse."

In May 2007, AiG achieved a major part of Ham's original vision for the ministry by opening the Creation Museum and Family Discovery Center (usually called simply the Creation Museum), just outside Cincinnati, Ohio. Three and a half years later, AiG announced plans to build and run the Ark Encounter, a theme park near the Creation Museum with a life-size reconstruction of Noah's Ark as the centerpiece. In February 2014, Ham engaged in a widely-publicized debate with Bill Nye (former star of PBS's Bill Nye: the Science Guy TV show) over whether creation is a viable model for understanding earth history (see video below).


Ham has published several books, including some children's books. He is featured daily on a radio program entitled Answers...with Ken Ham, and has released a number of videos on the subject of creation vs. evolution.