The world doesn’t really appreciate Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo), the Australian entrepreneur who has become the ayatollah of Appalachia. We know that he’s famed for his creationist ministry, Answers in Genesis (AIG) and for the mind-boggling Creation Museum.
But that’s not all. Hambo is also the holiest man alive, who understands the bible better than anyone else. Not only that, he understands science better than all of the world’s scientists. Best of all, he makes his wisdom available to us on the internet. We are truly blessed to be alive at the same time as such an extraordinary individual.
We are pleased — and privileged! — to present to you, dear reader, some excerpts from what ol’ Hambo just posted at his blog: NASA Scientists on God, Creation, and Evolution. “NASA,” of course, is the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us:
Two former astronauts have been in the news recently talking about science and the Bible. Both of these scientists claim that Christians can accept millions of years and evolution without any problems so that Christians aren’t in conflict with secular “science.” But in saying that, they are ignoring many theological and scientific problems — and once again are confusing observational science and historical science.
Aaaargh!! We discuss the bogus dichotomy between what Hambo calls observational science and historical science in Common Creationist Claims Confuted. Then Hambo says:
Dr. Leslie Wickman, a former astronaut who worked as a Hubble Space Telescope engineer, reportedly said that the supposed conflict between “science” and religion is “an illusion of conflict . . . perpetuated by people at the extremes of the dialogue.” … She reportedly holds to an old Earth and universe and says that evolution is a “plausible explanation.” She apparently added, “If we don’t allow ourselves to question anything, then our faith is a very shaky faith.”
Egad — that’s blasphemy! Let’s read on:
In a separate, unrelated article, famous astronaut John Glenn, the first American to orbit Earth, reportedly said that “he sees no contradiction between believing in God and believing in evolution.”
More blasphemy! Hambo continues:
Scientists like Wickman and Glenn who claim that ideas like an old universe and evolution are compatible with the Bible are ignoring many theological and scientific problems. Firstly, there is the problem of death before sin. Genesis 1:31 tells us that everything God made was “very good.” Scripture also tells us that death is the result of sin (Genesis 2:17), not an original part of God’s creation. … But if God used evolution to create, then He used a process of millions of years of death, disease, bloodshed and suffering to create life. He then looked over millions of years of death, bloodshed, suffering, disease, and animal carnivory and called it “very good.”
Golly — Hambo’s right. If the universe is old and evolution is a good theory, then — gasp! — the bible is wrong. But Hambo knows the bible isn’t wrong. It can’t be! Here’s more:
But there are also many scientific problems with the idea of an old universe. For example, the universe is full of brightly burning blue stars. These stars burn so brightly that they would burn out in just a few millions years, and yet they appear all over the universe no matter how far away we look.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Hambo seems unaware that when we see those stars, we’re seeing them as they were millions or billions of years ago. They may very well have burned out by now. Oh, wait — if light only travels at the speed of light, then the universe is far too old to fit into the bible’s description, so we must be seeing everything the instant it occurs. Well, they could be newly-formed stars. No, Hambo’s got that figured out too:
Scientists posit that they must be forming spontaneously even in modern times in order for them to remain so populous all throughout the universe. Yet scientists have never observed even one forming! This confirms a young universe, not a billions-of-years-old one.
That’s odd. We read about such observations all the time — for example: NASA satellites catch ‘growth spurt’ from newborn protostar. Ah well, moving along:
Now, an old universe is not the only idea in secular thought that has major scientific problems. Evolution also has huge problems. For example, evolution requires the addition of huge amounts of brand-new information into the DNA of a creature in order for new features to arise. But there is no known process that adds brand-new information into the genome of a creature. But without new information you absolutely cannot turn an amoeba into an astronaut no matter how much time you have! Evolution just cannot happen.
Ah yes, the creationist claim that new “information” can’t evolve naturally. That’s also mentioned in Common Creationist Claims Confuted. Here’s what we said there:
Mutations produce no new “information”: There are abundant examples to the contrary. See: Creationism and Nylon-Eating Bacteria. See also How One Gene Becomes Two Different Genes, and also Human Brain Gene “Sprang From Nowhere”?
But in spite of the blasphemous people at NASA, Hambo has hope for the American space agency. He tells us:
Now these two astronauts might refuse to accept what the Bible clearly teaches and might deny the strong evidence for a young universe and special creation, but many other scientists at NASA don’t! I spoke at the Bible Club at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center near Baltimore, Maryland, in 1994, when AiG was just beginning as a ministry in the US. During my time at NASA, I was thrilled to meet many scientists who were also biblical creationists!
Isn’t that wonderful? There’s hope for NASA! This is from Hambo’s last paragraph:
Our final authority is not fallible man’s ideas about the past. Our final authority is God’s unchanging, infallible Word.
If only more people would listen to ol’ Hambo. Then all our problems would be solved.
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