This is about a great new essay from Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo), the Australian entrepreneur who has become the ayatollah of Appalachia, famed for his creationist ministry, Answers in Genesis (AIG) and for the infamous, mind-boggling Creation Museum.
As so often happens when he writes, ol’ Hambo is furious. What got him mad this time? You can guess from the title that appears at his personal blog: Gorillas — Just Like Us?
Egad — did someone actually make that claim? Yup — it was an article he saw in the local press. Right away, you can understand Hambo’s anger. You may think gorillas are the same as you, dear reader, but that’s because you’re a godless evolutionist. Ol’ Hambo knows that he ain’t no kin to no monkey! We’ll let him tell you about it in his own words. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis:
The Cincinnati Zoo has a brand new addition to the gorilla exhibit. One of the gorillas, called Asha, gave birth to a healthy baby gorilla. Now, this is very exciting, and I’ve enjoyed many family outings to this excellent, well-known zoo (located about 30 minutes from our Creation Museum) — despite its evolutionary content.
Wow — what an open-minded guy. Hambo visits the zoo in spite of its evolutionary content. So what’s the problem? Here it comes:
But the Cincinnati Enquirer’s write-up about the baby gorilla includes some claims that are clearly driven by an evolutionary view of the world. The reporter writes that the “dad Jomo walked out into the public space and gave the crowd a serious look” and that the mom “Asha stood back and sized up the situation . . . cautious and maternal.”
How horrible, offensive, and blasphemous! But it gets even worse. Hambo tells us that the newspaper also wrote:
And these are not just anthropomorphic projections. Ron Evans, curator of primates at the zoo, said the behavior of gorillas is acutely similar to that of humans. “Mom always holds baby real tight,” Evans said. “If you ever have a questions about why a gorilla does what it does, remember this: It’s because they are just like us.”
Just like us? Aaaargh!! No wonder Hambo is red faced and sputtering. That’s a grotesque insult! We can imagine Hambo flinging the newspaper aside in disgust when he read those words. Then he says:
Evolutionists are always claiming that humans and apes are not that different, even to the point of ignoring DNA evidence to the contrary!
He’s right. Evolutionists are always ignoring DNA evidence. Let’s read on:
If we are similar like Evans says, I wonder if he would risk living in the enclosure with the gorillas. He says that “they are just like us,” so it should be no problem living in the enclosures with the gorillas, right? If not, then is it due to the fact that we are acutely different after all?
What a stunningly brilliant rebuttal! Yeah, Evans, either move in with ’em or shut up!
Hambo then quotes one of his creation scientists, David Menton, for a couple of paragraphs. The most powerful thing Menton says is:
So why do gorillas in the wild make a nest of sticks in a tree to sleep in? Why, because they are just like us. And why do humans compose music and write books? Because they are just like gorillas.
Menton ain’t no kin to no monkey either! Then Hambo invites you to visit the Creation Museum, where you can “learn the truth about where humans and gorillas came from.”
Well, dear reader, what are you waiting for? You’re not afraid to go, are you?
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