Ken Ham Has a New Book on the Flood!

The trauma of the election is now past, at least for most of us. For those who are able to resume our customary discussion of The Controversy between evolution and creationism, we turn to a new post by Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo), the world’s holiest man who knows more about religion and science than everyone else. The title is A Flood of Evidence — A New Book from Answers in Genesis!. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis:

I am very excited to announce the arrival of a brand-new resource in our bookstore — A Flood of Evidence: 40 Reasons Noah and the Ark Still Matter. Whenever I am out speaking or greeting people here at the Creation Museum or the Ark Encounter, I get many of the same questions about the Flood and Ark over and over again.

[*Begin Drool Mode*] Ooooooooooooh! [*End Drool Mode*] A new book! Hambo goes on to say:

This new book, written by me and my son-in-law Bodie Hodge, answers many of these questions, such as:

• How many people died in the Flood?
• Doesn’t it take millions of years to form rock and rock layers?
• Could Noah fit all the animals on the Ark?
• How could God kill all those innocent people in the Flood?
• Where did all the water come from and where did it go?

We can answer those questions. No one died in the Flood because it never happened. Yes, it takes millions of years to make rock layers. No, all the animals couldn’t possibly fit on one goofy boat. God can kill all the people he wants to kill. And as for the water, it came from the Seventh Planet, the one that dare not speak its name, and that’s also where it went.

But you’re not interested in the Curmudgeon’s answers, or in our Top Ten Reasons Noah’s Flood is Mythology, so let’s return to what Hambo says:

Now there are many books on Noah’s Ark and the Flood already in print. Why did Bodie Hodge (well-known AiG speaker/writer — and my son-in-law) and I decide to write another one?

That’s twice Hambo told us that Bodie is his son-in-law. Anyway, to satisfy your burning curiosity, he explains why they wrote the book:

Well, we really wanted an easy-to-read book on the Flood to answer these top questions that we repeatedly get. We wrote it for the average person so that it’s not too technical and not too “childlike.”

In other words, they wrote for the typical drooling ignoramus who cares about such things. Hambo continues:

So we thought it was important — especially with the Ark Encounter bringing the Flood and Ark into the public eye — to provide a layman resource to give Christians basic answers to the most common questions about the Flood. This book is perfect for people wishing to learn more or for believers to share with their unbelieving friends.

Yes, it’s perfect! Let’s read on:

Ultimately, we don’t just want to convince people there was a global Flood and a Noah’s Ark — we want to point people toward the Savior, Jesus Christ. This book contains a strong gospel message connecting the one door of the Ark that Noah and his family passed through to be saved, with Jesus Christ, the one Door [scripture reference] who offers salvation from God’s coming judgment.

Then there’s a convenient link to where you can order the book. You are going to buy it, aren’t you?

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15 responses to “Ken Ham Has a New Book on the Flood!

  1. “You are going to buy it, aren’t you?”
    As soon as the new president raises minimum wage and finances it by taxing the ultra rich.
    Oops.

  2. Eddie Janssen

    “How could God kill all those innocent people in the Flood?”

    I would be interested in the answer to this question. If Ham says it’s because of the Fall, so even little babies were sinners, then the question remains why Noah and his family were saved.
    And let’s not forget all the pregnant women and their innocent unborn children. That’s a lot of abortions God is responsible for.

  3. Ark Encounter has provided evidence of how difficult it is to make a wooden floating refuge for large numbers of animals.

  4. “We wrote it for the average person so that it’s not too technical and not too “childlike.”
    This is where Bodie comes into play, particularly the ‘childlike’ part. Oh, yes, and Bodie is on Ham’s payroll, fact is, his whole family is, right?

  5. https://assets.answersingenesis.org/doc/prod/etc/sample/10-2-478_flood-evidence-chapters-1-2.pdf

    And there was I thinking the only evidence for a ‘recent’ ‘worldwide’ flood was the existence of a fossil record. Then I read the extract from this new work by (mostly) Bodie Hodge at the second link. And discovered that it seems I was right all along – since, despite the book’s title it appears to say almost NOTHING about EVIDENCE for such a flood.

    And I see that the lying starts in almost the first paragraph of the book. “Anyone who believes in an old earth, Christian or secular, cannot believe in a global Flood.” Total lies. All they could not believe is that such occurred only a few thousand years ago. Maybe such happened eg 2 billion years ago (if there is any EVIDENCE for it)?

    And the lying continues: “The fossil layers were supposedly laid down slowly over long periods of time without any major catastrophes.” Total lying garbage. What about Chicxulub? What about the Permian extinction? What about slow erosion and unconformities?

    The way these ‘Christians’ lie their heads off about science and about what real scientists (including other Christians) think happened makes me angry.

    I see that the indoctrinator Hodge has a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering. Useful for shipbuilding. Useless for interpreting rock layers or fossils.

  6. Sorry, first link (I removed the original Ham blog post link).

  7. Does Ham reference Gilgamesh?

  8. Charles Deetz ;)

    All about how hillbilly god got even with the people he made, and then had to figure out a plan how to save a little bit, because he didn’t want to start ALL over. But hillbilly god wanted to make everything into rock because of some reason not written down in his book. Hillbillies aren’t so good with words anyways.

  9. Charles Deetz ;)

    Saw a guy wearing an Ark Encounter hat today. In Michigan.

  10. “Now there are many books on Noah’s Ark and the Flood already in print. Why did Bodie Hodge (well-known AiG speaker/writer — and my son-in-law) and I decide to write another one?”

    For money, of course. There are always suckers just waiting to be separated from their cash by appeals to their superstitious beliefs.

  11. There is a long history of Flood books which don’t actually provide any evidence that the Flood occurred. Take the granddaddy of them all, Whitcomb and Morris’s The Genesis Flood. Lots of 1) Bible quotes, 2) baseless speculations about how the Flood might have happened, 3) about how the Ark might have worked, and 4) arguments against an old earth and evolution. None of that is anywhere close to showing that a global Flood actually happened. The best they could do is some anti-anti Flood arguments, i.e. try to counter some of the evidence against the Flood. But evidence FOR a Flood? Nada. That’s pretty bad for a 500 page book. A global Flood would be hard to miss, IF it actually happened.

    Ham’s book is 301 pages, but from the table of contents, it doesn’t have any evidence either. BTW the title of chapter 16 is “Isn’t Coal and Oil Millions of Years Old?” Couldn’t be bothered to get the grammar right, even in chapter titles!

  12. No doubt mr lie’s latest will be 1% bible and 99% speculation and false information. Yet another version of the same old same old.

  13. That’s creasciencific progress for you – produce yet another version and another version of the same old.

  14. I wonder why flood advocates never seem to know that there were a number of other societies with written records at the time of the alleged flood that don’t seem to have noticed it.

  15. This book is perfect for … believers to share with their unbelieving friends.

    Sharing hogwash like this is one of the most irritating things a believer can do. It could also be dangerous for the believer’s peace of mind, if the believer happens to try this with a science-literate friend.

    I suspect that most of the Ken Ham type believers avoid making friends with unbelievers in the first place. They will not have anyone to share the book with.