Today’s letter-to-the-editor appears in the Columbus Dispatch of Columbus, Ohio, the capital of and largest city in Ohio. Their headline is Creation science gains converts, and the newspaper has a comments section.
Because the writer isn’t a politician, preacher, or other public figure, we won’t embarrass or promote him by using his full name. His first name is Jim. Excerpts from his letter will be enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary and some bold font for emphasis. Here we go!
I thank The Dispatch for printing an even-handed review of the opening of the Ark Encounter in Kentucky (“Two by two,” Religion News Service, Friday). The article accurately reported that this attraction is focused on issues such as creation, evolution, science and the age of the Earth, and that the biblical flood account is historic and the Bible is true in regard to history and science.
We searched the newspaper, but couldn’t find an article with that title. We did find this on the date Jim mentioned: Noah’s Ark, sister exhibit to Creation Museum, opens to throngs in Kentucky, which has a lot of quotes from ol’ Hambo and is mostly favorable to his state-supported Ark Encounter, but late in the article it also mentions:
Scientists with the American Association for the Advancement of Science say the Earth is more than 4 billion years old, that there never was a flood covering the whole Earth and that the variety of species today could not have descended from the animals on the ark.
Anyway, it doesn’t matter if that’s the article Jim is referring to. Let’s read on from his letter:
I have been studying this issue from all sides for 45 years, and Answers in Genesis, the creationist ministry that built the exhibit, is right. This will sound strange to many ears.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! After 45 years of study, Jim is convinced that Hambo is right! He continues:
The media do not tell us that there are thousands of scientists, fully credentialed with post-graduate degrees from accredited universities, who have become believers in recent creation.
It’s a media conspiracy to cover up The Truth™! Jim has obviously been doing most of his “study” at websites like Hambo’s. Here’s more:
Research since the 1960s, and particularly in the past 20 years, in microbiology, geology, archaeology, geneology [sic], cosmology and related sciences has consistently supported the predictions and paradigms of creation science.
It seems that Jim has also been studying the work of creation scientists at the Institute for Creation Research (ICR) — the fountainhead of young-earth creationist wisdom. His scholarship is commendable!
This is the end of Jim’s brief letter:
I look forward to a time of actual, factual scientific exchange, and the Ark Encounter might help that to happen.
If Jim’s letter has caused you to suffer a flare-up of neuritis and neuralgia, we recommend a heavy dose of Curmudgeonite™.
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