What’s that picture? We got it from Wikipedia commons. It’s displayed in their article on the Venus of Willendorf, an “11.1-centimetre (4.4 in) high statuette of a female figure estimated to have been made between about 28,000 and 25,000 BCE.” They also say: “Several similar statuettes and other forms of art have been discovered, and they are collectively referred to as Venus figurines, although they pre-date the mythological figure of Venus by millennia.”
Why are we displaying it? We think it complements something we found at the blog of Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo), the Australian entrepreneur who has become the ayatollah of Appalachia. He’s famed for his creationist ministry, Answers in Genesis (AIG) and for the mind-boggling Creation Museum.
Ol’ Hambo’s article is Bigger Brains and Childbirth Pains. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us:
The Smithsonian currently has a traveling exhibition exhibited at certain public libraries promoting human evolution titled, “Exploring Human Origins: What Does It Mean to Be Human.” … In Andover, Ohio, a news report stated that “30 people attended a lecture on why having a baby is so painful and difficult for humans at the Veteran’s Memorial Performing Arts Center on Sunday. The lecture was part of the Exploring Human Origins: What Does it Mean to be Human traveling exhibition, sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution and the Andover Public Library. The lecture was titled ‘Ouch! Why is it so hard to have a baby? An Evolutionary Perspective.’”
An evolutionary perspective? You know ol’ Hambo can’t tolerate that! He says:
Dr. Scott Simpson, a Professor in the Case Western Reserve School of Medicine’s Department of Anatomy, gave the supposed answer to that question in his lecture. The news report stated, “‘Then why would it be so easy for our close relatives like apes and chimps to give birth, when it is so painful for humans?’ he asked. ‘One reason is that we have evolved to walk upright and the human pelvis has tried to accommodate that. Also the human brain has grown, which makes for proportionately bigger heads and a more difficult time getting through the birth canal.’”
Typical evolutionist. But don’t be fooled by that “supposed answer,” dear reader. Hambo knows more than those fools! Let’s read on:
So bigger brains and upright walking — that’s why women supposedly have pain and difficulty in childbirth. And that answer is just totally wrong!
How does Hambo know it’s wrong? He consulted his all-purpose fact checker, which has the answers to everything. He explains:
In fact, anyone who can read the Bible can find out the true answer to that question. Because Eve took the fruit (being deceived by the devil), we are told what God did:
[Hambo’s bible quote:] To the woman He said: ‘I will greatly multiply your sorrow and your conception; In pain you shall bring forth children’ (Genesis 3:16)
Ah, of course! Eve originally must have looked like that statue. She was beautiful! How heavenly it must have been for Adam. But then, as penalty for her sin, her splendidly ample thighs were shrunk to the size most women have today. Here’s more:
Evolved bigger brains are not the reason for why there is pain in childbirth — we could say it’s because of fallen brains!
Hambo then gives some links to articles by Dr. Elizabeth Mitchell, the creationist gynecologist. If you’re interested, you can find them by visiting Hambo’s blog, but this is where we leave it.
So what did we learn? We learned that because of sin, we no longer have women who look like that ancient fertility statue. Well, we’ve seen a few walking around in Walmart, but they’re the exception. We’ve been cheated, gentlemen!
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