The website of the Christian Post, which describes itself as “the nation’s most comprehensive Christian news website,” recently brought us the news that we wrote about here: Georgia Purdom Proves Adam & Eve. Now, that worthy journalistic organ has surprised us again.
This is the headline that got our attention: Nuclear Physicist Insists Evolutionary Worldview ‘Fails Dismally;’ Says Denial of Genesis Account Should Not Be ‘Taken Lightly’ by Christians. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us:
A nuclear physicist who recently spoke out against the theory of evolution in relation to the origin of human life, has warned Christians that public denial of the Genesis creation account cannot be “taken lightly.”
Wow! Who is this nuclear physicist? We’re told:
In an interview with Christian News Network on Monday, Brandon van der Ventel, who holds a Ph D. from South Africa’s Stellenbosch University, stressed the importance of a biblical worldview while addressing the theory of evolution.
Here’s a link to that interview: Nuclear Physicist Declares: ‘Science Will Never Contradict The Bible’. The Christian News Network probably doesn’t interview many nuclear physicists. They have a picture of him. He’s very distinguished looking.
We Googled around to see what we could learn about Brandon van der Ventel, but the hits were mostly from creationist websites. It appears that he obtained his B.Sc. in 1992 and his Ph.D. in 1999, both from Stellenbosch University in South Africa. Wikipedia has no entry on him, but they do have a writeup on Stellenbosch University. It says: “In December 2014, specialists at the university performed the first successful penis transplantation, on a 21-year-old man.” It must be quite a place!
Let’s read on in the Christian Post, as they quote van der Ventel:
“The denial of the Genesis account is not a matter to be taken lightly by Christians,” said van der Ventel. “If the biblical record is not true, then we are left with naturalism and atheism, of which the consequences are truly horrific.”
Horrific indeed. Van der Ventel continues:
“The final arbiter of any theory must be based on the strength of its description of physical reality,” he continued. “It is in this respect that the theory of evolution fails dismally.”
Isn’t this great? They quote him again:
“Physics can also play a role when it comes to the sticky question of dating certain objects. It is important to understand that dinosaur bones, for example, are not found with a time stamp attached to them. Every publicized age is based on certain assumptions and conflicting radioactive dates are commonplace,” he added.
This guy ought to be working for Ken Ham. He’s to nuclear physics what Jason Lisle is to astrophysics. Here’s more:
Van der Ventel believes Christians need to hold fast to the knowledge that God created the universe with a specific order, and argues that if faith in the Genesis account is lost, the validity of the rest of the Bible can be questioned. He further contends that the theory of evolution is the No. 1 reason why many Christians no longer believe in the creation account.
That’s pretty much it. The rest of the article drifts off to other things, such as their recent report about “well-respected molecular geneticist Georgia Purdom.” So that’s where we’ll leave it. However, we suspect we’ll be hearing more about Brandon van der Ventel.
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