This is exactly what we were expecting. You recall that we recently posted SETI Is Going Big Time. We knew there would be a creationist reaction to the new, $100 million effort to scan the cosmos for radio signals coming from advanced civilizations beyond the solar system. The creationists hate SETI — the Search for extraterrestrial intelligence.
Why? It’s because the way they read the bible, we’re the sole reason for the universe, so of course there’s nobody else out there. They insist that SETI is a waste of time and money. Oh, maybe there’s some bacteria or something to be found elsewhere, but we’re the only intelligent species. Nothing like us could possibly evolve naturally. We exist as the result of supernatural activity, and we’re the only species in the entire universe worthy of that kind of divine attention.
But deep down, creationists hate SETI because know they would look like a pack of clowns — even more than they do now — if any other intelligent species were discovered. It’s the same reason they hate science — they’ve been on the defensive ever since we went beyond Oogity Boogity and learned how to figure things out.
The first creationist reaction we found to the Hawking program, bankrolled by Yuri Milner, is 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.
Hambo just posted $100 Million to Search for Non-Existent Aliens. His title immediately suggests a comparison to the millions he’s spending on a “replica” of the non-existent Ark, but that’s so obvious that we won’t bother to dwell on it. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us:
It was announced to the world (and reported on in news outlets around the world) that “physicist Stephen Hawking and Russian tech entrepreneur Yuri Milner are pushing the search for extraterrestrial life into higher gear. The pair said Monday the $100 million ‘Breakthrough Initiatives’ program funded by Milner will harness computer power as never before in a search of the heavens.”
Yes, that’s the news. We knew it would enrage ol’ Hambo. We imagine that once again he’s red in the face, foaming at the mouth, and rolling around chewing the carpet. He says:
The first thing that I predict will happen is that all those non-Christians (and even some Christians) who claim Answers in Genesis should be using the money for the poor when I post articles on our life-size Noah’s Ark construction project will now be making the same comments on all these news sources reporting this — and of course they will also be contacting Stephen Hawking and Yuri Milner to make the same comment.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Then he admits that it’s not likely to work out that way. He informs us:
[F]or the small amount of $7.95 per ticket, you will be able to watch our new spectacular Creation Museum Planetarium program, Aliens: Fact or Fiction? at the Creation Museum, which will address the question of aliens and UFOs in an entertaining way. So for $7.95, you can find the obvious answer that $100 million is being wasted on — all because those involved in this fruitless search for aliens reject the account of origins given to us by the God who created the universe.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Let’s read on:
You can also get the answer to whether aliens exist for free by reading what I wrote about the aliens topic in a blog post last year.
We posted about that here: Ken Ham: Aliens Are Going to Hell! Hambo continues:
Do you also notice that when there is talk about aliens in outer space, secularists get giddy with excitement? When we talk about the infinite creator God, secularists mock and scoff and often get angry! Yes, it sure is a spiritual battle!
He goes on a bit longer, but that’s pretty much it — just a lot of huffing and puffing. What did you expect?
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