Did you know that Noah was a master of high-technology? That’s what we learn today from Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo), the Australian entrepreneur who has become the ayatollah of Appalachia. He posted the information in his very own blog at the website of his creationist ministry, Answers in Genesis (AIG).
Hambo’s title is: Ancient Non-Stick Frying Pans. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us, and scripture references omitted:
With the construction quickly progressing at the Ark Encounter site in Northern Kentucky, I frequently get asked how Noah could’ve built the Ark without all our modern equipment. I always point out that our culture often, consciously or unconsciously, has an evolutionary view of mankind.
What does an “an evolutionary view of mankind” mean in this context? Hambo explains:
We think of our ancestors as more primitive or less intelligent than us. But nothing could be further from the truth!
Oh. Any improvement in our knowledge is “evolution.” Hambo is implacably opposed to evolution, so he’s also opposed to the idea that we could ever make any improvements in anything. Okay, we understand. Let’s read on:
The truth is that we don’t know what kind of technologies Noah had — details are not given in the Bible. But we do know that all people are made in God’s image, and man was intelligent, resourceful, creative, and innovative from the beginning.
Right. Adam & Eve lived in a high-tech Garden of Eden — electric lights, indoor plumbing, the whole works! Hambo continues:
We also know people were already working with metals such as bronze and iron and were playing musical instruments long before Noah was born.
Not too long before Noah, because there wasn’t that much time available. Wikipedia reports that according to the Ussher chronology, the Flood was in 2348 BC, and the world was created in 4004 BC. Ah well, here’s more:
People were also living over 900 years — imagine what geniuses like Sir Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein, or Thomas Edison could’ve accomplished if they’d lived that long! By the time of Noah, they may have had technology we would envy today.
Indeed. Who wouldn’t want to live in the technological paradise Noah enjoyed? In case you doubt their accomplishments, Hambo has evidence. He tells us:
And we find evidence that this might be the case. In the generations after the Flood, Noah’s descendants built pyramids in Egypt and ziggurats in South America that engineers have been trying to explain for years. Since much of their technology disappeared with these civilizations, we still don’t know how they accomplished these architectural feats. But we’re continually getting glimpses of the genius of ancient man.
Not convinced yet? Then wait ’til you see what’s coming next:
A recent discovery made in Italy sheds more light on the intelligence of our ancestors. If you cook, you probably know the frustration of everything sticking to your frying pan. Well, people 2,000 years ago did too! So they invented non-stick frying pans. Found in a garbage dump near Naples, the high-quality pottery pans featured a “red-slip coating” to keep food from sticking.
[*Begin Drool Mode*] Ooooooooooooh! [*End Drool Mode*] Hambo isn’t just making things up. He has a link to this article: Ancient Non-Stick Pan Factory Found in Italy. You may not be convinced, but Hambo is — and his opinion is the only one that matters. Here’s his last paragraph:
Our ancestors, descendants of Adam and Eve and made in God’s image just like us, were every bit as intelligent as we are (probably even more so). They ran into problems and came up with innovative solutions to solve these problems, just like we do. There’s no reason to assume that they couldn’t do amazing things like build an Ark for the saving of mankind.
Of course, it’s only a coincidence that Hambo’s article was posted on April first.
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