You’ve probably heard about the March for Science scheduled for 22 April. Their website says:
The March for Science demonstrates our passion for science and sounds a call to support and safeguard the scientific community. Recent policy changes have caused heightened worry among scientists. The incredible and immediate outpouring of support has made clear that these concerns are also shared by the support of hundreds of thousands of people around the world.
The mischaracterization of science as a partisan issue, which has given policymakers permission to reject overwhelming evidence, is a critical and urgent matter. It is time for people who support scientific research and evidence-based policies to take a public stand and be counted.
We’re aware of the political message, but it doesn’t bother us. However, the event has captured the attention of Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo), the ayatollah of Appalachia, who ceaselessly promotes himself as the world’s holiest man who knows more about religion and science than everyone else. This appears at his website: March for Science Coming to Washington, DC.
After briefly describing the event, ol’ Hambo says, with bold font added by us for emphasis
Their website states a variety of interesting things about their mission and principles. Now, they are careful with their wording and don’t really come out as against any particular position. But statements sprinkled across the site like “reject overwhelming evidence” or “peer-reviewed evidence and scientific consensus” suggest they are targeting those who deny evolutionary ideas and human-caused climate change.
Hambo suspects he’s being targeted. Then he quotes the group’s statement: “Science should neither serve special interests nor be rejected based on personal convictions. At its core, science is a tool for seeking answers.” Regarding that, Hambo says:
This highlights a fundamental problem — they don’t recognize the difference between observational and historical science. Science is indeed “a tool for seeking answers,” but, when it comes to the past, what you believe about the past determines your interpretation. Scientists can’t be entirely neutral. Historical science always comes with “special interests” and “personal convictions” about the past.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! That’s Hambo’s personal version of science which he developed to exclude anything that doesn’t agree with the bible. We’ve discussed it in Common Creationist Claims Confuted.
After that, Hambo quotes the group again: “We support science education that teaches children and adults to think critically, ask questions, and evaluate truth based on the weight of evidence.” Outraged, he asks:
Would they encourage and support teaching the (many!) problems with evolutionary science in the classroom? Would they encourage students to be allowed to compare the evolutionary and biblical creation interpretations of the evidence to see which better supports the evidence? I don’t think so.
The group talks about its diversity. Hambo isn’t fooled by that either. He rages:
Again, by diverse perspectives do they mean creationists? Do they really encourage up-and-coming young creationists to add to the discussion? No, they don’t. … Diversity is great — unless you are a Christian who stands on the authority of God’s Word and believes in a literal Genesis. Then your views are probably not welcome.
Hambo is insulted. He finishes his rant with this:
Creationists love science! [Hee hee!] But, sadly, much of science today is controlled by an atheistic, naturalistic worldview. We reject this worldview and anything that goes against the inerrant Word of God, but that doesn’t mean we hate science. It means we trust the eyewitness account of the Creator who never lies, over the sinful, fallible, ever-changing opinions of man.
And so we leave Hambo. He’s furious. Those fools running the March for Science don’t appreciate him. Ah well, he’ll have the last laugh when he’s sitting on his fluffy cloud, and those so-called scientists are boiling in the Lake of Fire.
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