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Ken Ham : biography

20 October 1951 -

Kenneth Alfred Ham (born 20 October 1951) is an Australian young-Earth creationist who advocates a literal interpretation of the Book of Genesis."There’s an inconsistency here in taking Genesis literally to accept sin to explain moral evil, such as the shootings at Virginia Tech, but not taking Genesis literally in their acceptance of millions of years of “natural evil” before man (e.g., death, violence, catastrophe, and extinction of animals)." From He is the president of Answers in Genesis (AiG) and the Creation Museum.

Personal life

On 30 December 1972, he married Marilyn ("Mally").. The Ham couple have five children and ten grandchildren.

Ken Ham earned a bachelor's degree in Applied Science, with an emphasis in Environmental Biology, at Queensland Institute of Technology and a diploma in Education from the University of Queensland., Answers in Genesis, retrieved 10-05-2012.

He has been awarded two honorary degrees: In 1997 from Temple Baptist College in Cincinnati, Ohio and in 2004 from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia., Answers in Genesis, retrieved 10-05-2012.


In 1979, Ham co-founded what was to be later known as the Creation Science Foundation (CSF) in Queensland, Australia with John Mackay., Ken Ham, Answers in Genesis, Creation Ministries International

Ham worked for the Institute for Creation Research (ICR), a leading young-Earth organisation., TalkOrigins Archive In 1994, with the assistance of what is now Creation Ministries International (Australia), Ham and colleagues Mark Looy and Mike Zovath set up Creation Science Ministries, later renamed Answers in Genesis. The Christian ministry specialises in young Earth creationism and promotes the belief that the initial chapters in Genesis should be taken as literally true and historically accurate. He then began raising funds to build the ministry.

On 28 May 2007 the Answers in Genesis Creation Museum opened in Petersburg, Kentucky, a project which cost $27 million. The necessary funds were donated throughout the 1990s.Dylan Lovan, "," Associated Press, 10 October 2008. It is about "," Creation Museum, accessed 14 January 2009.

In May 2007, Creation Ministries International (CMI) filed a lawsuit against Ham and AiG in the Supreme Court of Queensland seeking damages and accusing him of deceptive conduct in his dealings with the Australian organization. Members of the ministry were "concern[ed] over Mr Ham's domination of the ministries, the amount of money being spent on his fellow executives and a shift away from delivering the creationist message to raising donations." According to the CMI website, this dispute was amicably settled in April 2009.," (accessed 6 April 2010). In 2008, Ham appeared in Bill Maher's comedy-documentary Religulous. AiG criticized the movie for what it called Maher's "dishonesty last year in gaining access to the Creation Museum and AiG President Ken Ham."

In March 2011, the Board of Great Homeschool Conventions, Inc. voted to "disinvite" Ham and AiG from "all future conventions," saying that Ham's words about other Christians were "unnecessary, ungodly, and mean-spirited statements that are divisive at best and defamatory at worst." AiG responded: "It is sad that a speaker and ministry, which stand boldly and uncompromisingly on the authority of God’s Word, are eliminated from a homeschool convention." Ham hosts Answers. . . with Ken Ham, a 60-second program broadcast daily on radio stations and the Internet NRB website featuring Ham's commentary on issues., Answers in Genesis, 2009


Ham believes that the Universe was created about 6,000 years ago, and that Noah's flood occurred about 4,500 years ago in the year 2348 BC. He believes that the animals carried on Noah's ark produced the biological diversity observed on Earth. Ham also believes that dinosaurs co-existed with modern humans. He supports his view with biblical scripture."What Really Happened to the Dinosaurs" by Ken Ham url= Ham accepts that natural selection can give rise to a number of species from an original population, by Mendelian recombination of already existing genes, but that new genes cannot arise from mutations, because this would be adding genetic information (he claims that only intelligence can cause a beneficial mutation). Mutations and natural selection can only remove preexisting information.From the series "Answers with Ken Ham"- episode "Do the Animals "Evolve"?" All of these species are of the same kind, and no new kind can arise from this process.

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