We knew that when we saw this at PhysOrg a couple of weeks ago, Study solves mystery of how first animals appeared on Earth, a creationist would come forward to set things straight. PhysOrg says:
Research led by The Australian National University (ANU) has solved the mystery of how the first animals appeared on Earth, a pivotal moment for the planet without which humans would not exist. Lead researcher Associate Professor Jochen Brocks said the team found the answer in ancient sedimentary rocks from central Australia.
“We crushed these rocks to powder and extracted molecules of ancient organisms from them,” said Dr Brocks from the ANU Research School of Earth Sciences. “These molecules tell us that it really became interesting 650 million years ago. It was a revolution of ecosystems, it was the rise of algae.”
The paper was published in Nature: The rise of algae in Cryogenian oceans and the emergence of animals, but without a subscription, all you can see is the abstract.
You can understand what a challenge this must have been to Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo), the ayatollah of Appalachia, the world’s holiest man who knows more about religion and science than everyone else. We not only have some godless scientist claiming that the first animals appeared because of algae, but this research comes from Australia — Hambo’s homeland.
A response from Hambo was inevitable. His new post is titled Algae Are Your Ancestors? Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis:
Supposedly, it’s only because algae formed that life was able to evolve and diversify so, they say, “algae . . . are the ancestors of us all.” After all, evolutionists believe humans are related to all animals and plants in their so-called evolutionary tree of life.
How absurd! Hambo says:
According to this new story about the origin of life, bacteria dominated the planet in the supposed Snowball Earth period, a time during which evolutionists believe nearly the whole planet was covered in ice. Then, 650 million years ago, “complex forms of life suddenly took over. The reasons why this happened were somewhat of a mystery.” But the mystery is now solved, apparently. The end of this period presumably created the perfect conditions for algae to bloom and, after some time, you get from algae to us — not that much of a jump really!
Foolish scientists! Hambo tells us:
Of course, this is nothing but a story — a fairy tale — attempting to explain how complex life appeared on earth. … Well, you don’t need to look at molecules from rocks to determine the true origin of mankind. God’s Word tells us plainly,
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. (Genesis 1:27)
Ah, we knew we could count on Hambo to tell us The Truth™ He continues:
The evolutionary story will only continue changing as new evidence comes to light (interpreted through their naturalistic worldview and the lens of millions of years), but those who put their trust in God’s Word won’t be disappointed. God’s Word doesn’t change — it will endure forever [scripture reference].
That is so comforting! And now we come to the end:
Observational science has confirmed the history in the Bible over and over again.
Only a fool would deny it. Way to go, Hambo!
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