So far we’ve written about the reaction of two creationist organizations to the news that the Curiosity rover finds conditions once suited for ancient life on Mars.
First there was the view of the Discovery Institute — Klinghoffer: Life on Mars? No Chance! After that we told you what the Institute for Creation Research (ICR) had to say: ICR’s Jason Lisle: There Was Never Life on Mars. And now, to complete your understanding, we have the opinion of the creation scientists at Ken Ham’s Answers in Genesis (AIG).
AIG’s discussion appears in News to Note, March 16, 2013 — “A weekly feature examining news from the biblical viewpoint.” It’s the first item at their news summary, titled Curiosity finally scratches the surface. First AIG describes the findings of NASA’s Curiosity rover, with which you’re familiar, and then they say, with bold font added by us:
The scientists hasten to point out that no evidence of life, past or present, has actually been found. Furthermore, the equipment on Curiosity is not designed to detect living organisms. So why all the excitement?
Yes, why? It’s not as if they found something worth looking for, like Noah’s Ark. AIG’s news analysis continues:
As we’ve discussed recently [link omitted], it is an article of faith among evolutionists that given liquid water, a few chemicals, and sufficient time, life can evolve through natural processes. Yet even on earth where we can make much more direct and abundant observations, no evidence that life can evolve from non-living substrates through random natural processes has ever been found.
Right — there’s no evidence that life evolved on Earth. Well, there’s the fact that the place is crawling with life, and it had to come from somewhere. But you weren’t there to see it get started, were you? So you don’t know how it happened. Let’s read on:
And the likelihood that the Martian environment may have once been different than it is today does not demonstrate that the solar system formed billions of years ago.
Right again. Everyone knows that planets can go from wet to dry in a very short time. Six thousand years is certainly long enough for that. AIG continues:
If evidence of microbial life — past or present — on Mars is eventually found, evolutionists will of course claim such life as evidence for evolution. But in reality, such a finding would simply be evidence that life is (or once was) there, not proof of that life’s origins.
Another truism. Science can never disprove the possibility that it was a miracle. Here’s more:
The Bible does not say whether God created any life on other planets, but the Bible does tell us God created all life on earth during the first six days of Creation week, the same week in which He created the rest of the universe, about 6,000 years ago.
We can’t argue with that — it’s scriptural. Here’s the conclusion:
Discovery of evidence that a “habitable” environment containing liquid water once existed on Mars or even life itself would neither disprove nor undermine biblical truth.
So there you are — another keen analysis of the news from AIG. Now you know what NASA’s discovery really means. It means nothing. Nothing at all. Read your bible, everything you need to know is there.
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