The first creationist response to NASA’s announcement of flowing surface water on Mars comes from the creation scientists at Answers in Genesis (AIG) — the creationist ministry of Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo). They just posted Mars Water: Much Ado About Very Little.
AIG’s author is Danny Faulkner. Here’s their biographical information about him. They say he taught physics and astronomy until he joined AIG. His undergraduate degree is from Bob Jones University. A few excerpts from his new article should be sufficient. The bold font was added by us:
In the search for life elsewhere in the universe, liquid water is the Holy Grail. Liquid water is absolutely essential for life, so in the estimation of many scientists, the presence of liquid water on another planet at the very least opens the door to the possibility of life there. While water is a common substance in the universe, the earth is the only place that we know for certain where liquid water exists. That is, until Monday, September 28, 2015, when NASA officials announced in a press conference the discovery of evidence of liquid water on the surface of Mars. Or, maybe not.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Then, after some technical gyrations, Faulkner says:
While the data are not direct evidence for liquid water, it is indirect evidence for liquid water. So, for now many scientists are convinced that at least small traces of liquid water seasonally exist on the Martian surface.
Faulkner is a skeptic, except for what’s in the bible. Let’s read on:
In many respects, this is not a new story. We have known for decades that water once was abundant on the Martian surface. At one time, there was a northern hemisphere ocean as much as a mile deep. Planetary scientists now agree that there was a global or near-global flood on Mars, where liquid water, if it exists at all, is extremely rare today. Yet these same scientists would scoff at the idea that there once was a global Flood on Earth, a planet awash in water.
Lordy, lordy — he managed to bring Noah’s Flood into his article. He continues:
Given that liquid water once was abundant on Mars, it should be no surprise that at least a few vestiges of that largess may still exist in cloistered corners of Mars. At least such a thing is possible in a worldview where Mars is only thousands of years old, not billions of years. Planetary scientists generally think that Mars has been dry for two billion years or more. The question is, could significant liquid water have survived since this time?
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! If there’s water on Mars, that means Mars is young! This is great creation science. Here’s more:
Furthermore, even if bacteria were found on Mars today or it were shown that bacteria existed on Mars in the past, that would not prove that evolution occurred there, any more than the existence of bacteria on the earth proves that evolution has occurred here. All such a discovery would prove is that bacteria either existed in the past or now exist on Mars.
They’re getting ready for what may be NASA’s next discovery, and their response will be: Bacteria don’t prove much of anything! Moving along:
No one has ever observed the spontaneous generation of bacteria or the evolution of bacteria into something else. Besides, bacteria are a long way from conscious, intelligent life.
Faulkner ain’t no kin to no bacteria! And now we come to the end:
The continued hype about water and possible life on Mars is all wishful thinking of evolutionists desperate for some evidence that the evolution of life has occurred somewhere.
Get that? NASA’s announcement shows that evolutionists are the ones who are desperate — not creationists. AIG’s creation scientists say we can forget about Mars. NASA has found nothing. Nothing at all.
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