Once again, it looks like Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo), the Australian entrepreneur who has become the ayatollah of Appalachia, is red in the face, foaming at the mouth, and rolling around chewing the carpet.
He just posted Go Extinct! Card Game Teaches Evolution. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us:
I recently learned about a new card game called Go Extinct! that’s designed to teach evolutionary concepts about biology to kids and adults alike. Similar to the rules of the popular card game Go Fish, this new game has players collecting animals according to their supposed evolutionary relationships. The game even comes with a supposedly accurate evolutionary tree to facilitate teaching the concept of an evolutionary tree of life.
Oh, how diabolical! Hey — you can buy it on Amazon: Go Extinct! They have a picture of that “supposedly accurate evolutionary tree.” Stay with us, dear reader, because Hambo’s rant is just beginning. He says:
Games and books that teach evolution to kids are growing increasingly popular. …. Encouraging kids to become interested in the sciences early on is one way of combating this illiteracy. But, sadly [Hee hee!], instead of designing books and games that teach kids good observational science, many of the books and games teach unobserved historical science starting from an evolutionary foundation.
Gasp! Let’s read on:
This is really nothing but indoctrination in the religion of naturalism (atheism). Of course, these resources don’t teach kids the many problems with evolutionary ideas! They don’t encourage kids to question evolution but to blindly accept it. But evolution has huge problems, and kids need to be taught about these problems.
Huge problems? Oh yeah. Here they come:
Here are just a couple of quick examples of some of these huge problems that kids should be taught. Although technically, biological evolution doesn’t deal with the origin of life, there is no known way that life can spontaneously come from non-life (this idea actually breaks the law of biogenesis) — and if you can’t even get life in the first place, how does evolution get started? One can’t discuss biological evolution if it’s impossible for life to form by natural processes!
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! The imaginary law of biogenesis. We discuss that in Common Creationist Claims Confuted (CCCC). Hambo continues:
Even if life somehow breaks the law of biogenesis [Hee hee!] and comes into being, nothing can happen because information only comes from other information — where does all the brand-new information needed to turn an amoeba into an astronaut come from? There’s no known mechanism that creates truly brand-new information!
We discuss that clunker in CCCC also. Here’s more from Hambo:
The more scientists study the fossil record — the supposed record of evolutionary history — the clearer it becomes that it doesn’t support an evolutionary timeline. Organisms are found fully formed, functioning, and highly complex from the very beginning.
Yeah, where are all the half-creatures? That one is also in CCCC, under the heading: “No transitional fossils.” Moving along:
But most young people will never be taught these problems or so many other problems. They are taught evolution in most of our public education system and through much of the media as if it has been proven — even though you can’t test, repeat, or observe the alleged past. But with all the problems mentioned above and many more, there is no issue if you start with God’s Word.
What those evolutionists are doing to kids is an outrage! The best place they can learn The Truth™ is through Hambo’s creationist ministry, Answers in Genesis (AIG), and by visiting his infamous, mind-boggling Creation Museum.
Then, Hambo’s rant reaches its thundering climax:
Life didn’t come from non-life — it was created by the Life-Giver, the Creator God of the Bible. Information doesn’t arrive spontaneously — it was created by the Information-Giver who designed organisms to reproduce according to their kinds, so we shouldn’t expect to see new information arising by itself. And the fossil record isn’t the record of life’s slow evolution. Most of it is the result of the global Flood of Noah’s day, so we should expect to see fully formed and complex animals from the very bottom of the record. The evidence confirms God’s Word, not evolutionary ideas about the past.
He concludes with a bunch of plugs for the stuff he sells at his bookstore, which is introduced like this:
At AiG we love science and want to encourage kids to explore God’s creation and learn more about what He has made. But we want kids to do it starting with the sure foundation of God’s Word, not the sinking sand of evolution. That’s why we feature science curricula, books, and other resources in our bookstore [blah, blah, blah].
So there you are. It’s no wonder Hambo is so upset. We sympathize with the guy.
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