Ken Ham: “We Have a Dino Fossil, We’re Smart!”

This one has already been all over the blogosphere, but it’s too much fun to pass up: Major Dinosaur Fossil Coming to the Creation Museum.

It’s from the pen of none other than Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo), and it can be found at the website of his on-line ministry, Answers in Genesis (AIG), which owns and operates the infamous, mind-boggling Creation Museum. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us:

I have some very big (I mean BIG) news to share with you! You will not believe what the Lord has dropped into our laps! And it fulfills a dream I’ve had for years.

There is no one more deserving than ol’ Hambo of having his dreams fulfilled. He explains:

You see, for decades I’ve walked through many leading secular museums, like the Smithsonian’s Natural History Museum in Washington — and the impressive one in London. I’ll have to admit to you: sometimes I’ve “coveted” their superb dinosaur skeletons.

Quite understandable. Let’s read on:

I also thought: why should it only be the evolutionist world that has access to such excellent fossils? Why not the Creation Museum, a place that honors God and His Word — and tells the truth about dinosaurs and their creation?

Yes, oh yes! The Truth! We continue:

Well, “out of the blue,” we received a call from representatives of a foundation who wanted to visit the Creation Museum. During their visit, they were so thrilled to see the quality of the museum and its biblical messages. They had an idea. The foundation explained to us that through a series of events, it had obtained the fossil remains of a large allosaur dinosaur. We were told that their foundation wanted to donate this superb specimen to the Creation Museum so it could be used to help visitors know the truth of God’s Word and the gospel.

How thrilling! At Wikipedia, you can see some pictures of an Allosaurus fossil. Those big sharp teeth would have been ideal for devouring watermelons in the days before the Fall. Here’s more:

We learned many more amazing details about this world-class Allosaurus fossil, and its history. And it is a history that certainly did not go back more than 65 million years!

Certainly not! Moving along:

“Ebenezer” [AIG’s pet name for the fossil] was found articulated — that is, the bones were arranged in their correct anatomical positions relative to each other, rather than in a scattered assortment of bones (as dinosaur fossils are often found).

That’s obviously proof of the Flood. (All the scattered fossils don’t count.) Another excerpt:

I believe the Lord entrusted this incredible fossil to us because we have been faithful in standing boldly and unashamedly on the Bible’s authority, starting in Genesis. This is part of our mission to deliver the message of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

There’s nothing like a dino fossil to accomplish that noble task

The second half of Hambo’s post is a plea for funds so AIG can properly exhibit their fossil — presumably with humans happily frolicking around it. But we can’t help wondering — Why build a special exhibit for the fossil? There ought to be plenty of room for it in that replica of Noah’s Ark they’re building. But whatever they do, it’s going to be wonderful!

And so, dear reader, if you’ve been one of those secularist Darwinist scoffers who considered Hambo’s creation museum to be merely an oddball roadside attraction for rubes, now you’ve got to re-evaluate. They have a dino fossil! And that means … science!

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27 responses to “Ken Ham: “We Have a Dino Fossil, We’re Smart!”

  1. I wish somebody would literally drop something like that onto this scumbag’a lap. From a great height.

  2. How did this foundation come across an actual dino skeleton? Did it steal it, get it illegally, or what? Seems buying and selling fossils carries a pretty hefty fine in many instances, e.g., T Rex Sue, so I’m wondering how they (not Ham) came about it .

  3. I’m struggling to draw a parallel to this mind-boggling announcement.
    Some candidates:
    Donating a dinosaur fossil to the Creation Museum is like:
    A. Donating a super-computer to an Amish community.
    B. Donating a rare wine collection to Alcoholics Anonymous.
    C. Donating a truckload of canned hams to a local synagogue.

    Good thing there is no shortage of dino fossils.

  4. It’s still a roadside carnival for rubes. Most of the hillbillies who shuffle thru aren’t equipped with enough brainpower to tell the difference between a real dinosaur specimen and a saddle-wearing animatronic one.

  5. Surviving as a preserved fossil for 150 million yrs (not 65 million Hambone) only to end up as an exhibit at a creationist freak show. Oh the humiliation!

  6. Ceteris Paribus

    An complete articulated dinosaur skeleton for the Creation Museum: Wonderful!
    A simple fossil rabbit skull found along side it: Priceless!

  7. Rikki_Tikki_Taalik

    DavidK says

    “How did this foundation come across an actual dino skeleton?”

    There’s some discussion about that in the comments over at Panda’s.

  8. Hambone had to go with the Allosaurus since his Creation Museum’s last new exhibit on fire breathing dragons didn’t produce the expected revenue stream from the rubes.

  9. Charles Deetz ;)

    I believe the Lord entrusted this incredible fossil to us

    Really? This is about as credible as religious righties deciding that god would wait to punish America in 2013 for abortion. Why did god bless all the evolutionists with fossils up to now???

    God you are little late in your blessings and smitings.

  10. “I believe the Lord entrusted this incredible fossil to us”
    I can’t help wondering why that lord didn’t entrust the necessary money to them either. Are we sure Ol’ Hambo’s faith is strong enough?

  11. I can just imagine the display at Ham’s museum: “The Bible doesn’t say if Jesus rode on a dinosaur, but we’re pretty sure he did and this is the dinosaur right here and if you don’t believe us you’re going to Hell so send me your money.”

    Stay classy, Ken Ham.

  12. “Those big sharp teeth would have been ideal for devouring watermelons in the days before the Fall.”

    Now, that’s funny! (What’s the texting shorthand for that? ROTFLMFAO?)

    Interesting comments at Panda’s Thumb. It would be a good idea for Ham to check into just how that foundation got the fossil. It sounds like a pretty sketchy organization, and he might be putting his museum in jeopardy by accepting it. What a pity!

  13. The discovery, recovery and ultimate disposition of this allosaur fossil is documented at: http://www.raisingthetruth.com/
    Amazing antics of Christians screwing each other with the fossil finally finding its convoluted journey to the Creation Museum.

  14. What I find most amusing is that ham claims that it’s recently preserved bone.

    But fossils are not actually made of what we’d consider bone. They are mineralized castes of the bone that was once sitting there.

  15. Spector567 said:
    “But fossils are not actually made of what we’d consider bone. They are mineralized castes of the bone that was once sitting there.”

    What, you haven’t heard of miracles? The great designer just took d’em bones and changed them into rocks of ages.

  16. Given that the skeleton was apparently found mostly intact, compared to the scattered remains of other animals found in the locality, I wonder if Hambo has considered that he might have been swindled? That what he actually has is some sort of fake?

  17. daveygod muses:

    “I wonder if Hambo has considered that he might have been swindled? That what he actually has is some sort of fake?”

    If the fossil is a fake, it’ll fit right in with everything else that’s on show at Hambo’s “museum”…

  18. There is an interesting internal conflict to the anti-evolution movement. They’d really like to be taken seriously as scientists. But they thoroughly despise modern science. One could almost grant them some respect if
    they’d just reject all fossils as works of the Devil, for example, and deny that real dinosaurs were once alive or that there was a Cambrian.

  19. It’s unfortunate that a real Allosaurus has been taken out of circulation. It would have made a nice exhibit in a real museum.

    Worst of all, someone has named it Ebenezer? Really?

  20. gnome de net

    SC:
    There’s nothing like a dino fossil to accomplish that noble task.

    Except, perhaps, the fossilized remains of 6K- to 10K-year-old homo sapiens?

  21. My kid has a dino fossil too… T Rex tooth.

    He’s doing the same kind of “research” on it as Ken Ham will do on his.

    Display it for Show and Tell.

    — Diogenes

  22. You see, for decades I’ve walked through many leading secular museums, like the Smithsonian’s Natural History Museum in Washington — and the impressive one in London.

    Oh yeah, and if it had made any greater impression, ‘ol Hambo might have actually remembered the name.

  23. @ Tomato Addict: Indeed–particularly as it bears the same name, e.g. The Natural History Museum.

    And I suppose ole Hambo’s sideshow could fairly be described as an Unnatural History Museum?

  24. Cardinal TA spoketh:

    Oh yeah, and if it had made any greater impression, ‘ol Hambo might have actually remembered the name.

    What’s there to impress? It just has the Rosetta Stone, ancient Egyptian mummies and artifacts, and… oh… wait… what is THIS!?!? Quick! Get the DI on the Batphone, STAT!

  25. Charles Deetz ;)

    @Gary Can we lock Hambo in that exhibit next time he goes?

    @TomS Hambo already flatly denies dinos can’t have feathers. Its a line in the sand that historical science has stepped over, so it must be of the devil.

  26. When did Ham say dinos can’t have feathers?

    What I’ve seen creationists say is, if it has feathers it’s a bird, and if it’s a dinosaur, it can’t have feathers, so the feather-looking things are a trick.

  27. A more fitting display for Hambo’s museum would be an assortment of dinosaur coprolites.

    But then, he’d have a hard time explaining how they became mineralized in such a short time…