Bible-bashing scientists are planning to build a "full-scale wooden replica" of Noah's Ark at a Kentucky theme park.
Among the scheme's backers are boffins from Answers in Genesis, the people responsible for the Creation Museum, near Petersburg, in the same state, which seeks to prove the creation story as told in Genesis, refuting Darwinism and evolution.
The museum has attracted 1.2 million visitors since it opened in 2007 and the replica ark, in a planned Bible 'amusement' park is expected to do just as well. The new park, near Williamstown, will also feature a Tower of Babel.
But sceptics are keen to point out that authenticity will be a problem.
Dr Ephraim Rational, of the pro-evolution group Darwin Sticks it to the Bible, said: "They reckon they can build it going by the description in Genesis - 300 cubits long, 50 cubits wide and so on. But do they honestly believe that they're going to get two of every animal on board?
"Major zoos have to jump through all sorts of hoops to get a panda, for crying out loud. And how many species of bugs are there out there?
"And even if they manage to get some species on there - can you imagine the stink? The Williamstown locals aren't going to put up with that, are they?
"Suppose they start building the tower... don't they fear God's retribution? Won't he cast them all down and make them all speak in different languages again?
"Surely the answers are all in Genesis. They seem to think they can have it both ways!"