At the personal blog of Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo), we found something that — well, look at it this way: Sometimes it’s healthy to experience a swift, simultaneous purging of both ends of your digestive system. What we found will have that beneficial effect — guaranteed.
As you know, ol’ Hambo is the Australian entrepreneur who has become the ayatollah of Appalachia. He runs the online creationist ministry, Answers in Genesis (AIG), one of the major sources of young-earth creationist wisdom. He also created the infamous, mind-boggling Creation Museum.
Hambo’s blog article is titled We Love Science. You’re interested, aren’t you? Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us, and Hambo’s links and scripture references omitted. He says:
One of the tactics used by those people who vehemently disagree with AiG’s position on God’s Word in Genesis is to try to undermine our integrity by doing things like the following:
• Talking about creationists and terrorists in the same sentence or paragraph
• Using the term “child abusers” to describe biblical creationists (and theologically conservative Christians in general)
There are many other such associations these enemies of God’s Word will use to try to brainwash people in an attempt to get others to reject what biblical creationists believe — without even carefully considering what they teach seriously.
Referring to scientists as “enemies of God’s Word” is a curious way to begin an article titled “We Love Science.” Then he gets to the point:
Another way they try to indoctrinate people against the creation position is to label biblical creationists as “anti-science” or that we believe the Bible against “established science.” Thus many people think that creationists are anti-science, which is simply not true.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Let’s read on:
A couple of days ago, I was interviewed by a secular journalist who happened to use the phrase “religion versus science” a couple of times in his questions to me. So the first thing I did was ask him, “what do you mean by the word science when you use it?” The writer fumbled around and really couldn’t answer me. You see it is just one of those accusations our opponents use against biblical creationists, but I find most of those who use it don’t even know what they are actually asking.
Anybody believe that story? Raise your hands. [Curmudgeon looks around and sees no hands raised.] We continue:
I then went on to explain to this journalist that I was not against science. I was a science teacher. And we have a number of PhD scientists at AiG, and we work with many PhD scientists who are employed in the secular world. We love science.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Here’s more:
You see, the problem is that most people tend to think of our technology — based on empirical science — when they use the word ”science.” But evolutionists also use the word “science” for their belief of evolution and millions of years. … But those same people have been indoctrinated to believe that evolution and millions of years are also “science”; therefore if we don’t believe in evolution and millions of years, we are said to be anti-science. What a mess of misunderstanding and misrepresentation because the terms aren’t defined correctly.
You see, dear reader, when Hambo uses the word “science” he means your microwave oven. When you use it, you mean things like chemistry, physics, biology, geology, etc. And the misunderstanding is yours! Moving along:
That’s why we teach people that the definition of the word “science” is basically knowledge. Now, knowledge gained by direction observation that builds our technology is called observational or operational science. Creationists and evolutionists both accept this same operational science. But “knowledge” about the past (beliefs concerning history not based on direct observation) is called “historical science.” Creationists and evolutionists disagree over historical science but not operational science.
I thought it would be a good time here to remind everyone of the list of highly qualified scientists who are creationists (this is by no means an exhaustive list) — see …
Okay, it’s good to know those names so we’ll give you that link. Here’s Hambo’s hall of fame — many of whom lived before Darwin: Creation scientists and other biographies of interest. Here’s the article’s end:
Yes, creationists love science! Thanks for stopping by and thanks for praying,
Now that you’ve well purged, you’re sure to feel better. Hey — just as truly and sincerely as Hambo loves science, the Curmudgeon loves ol’ Hambo’s creationism.
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