This one from Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo) — the ayatollah of Appalachia, the world’s holiest man who knows more about religion and science than everyone else — is a bit of a follow-up to something he posted a few months ago — see Ken Ham Is Related to Neanderthals. He claimed that Neanderthals “were human, highly intelligent, and creative, just like us.” He also claimed: “They didn’t live hundreds of thousands of years ago; they lived after Noah’s flood, eking out a living during the harsh conditions of the post-flood ice age.”
Now.at the website of Answers in Genesis (AIG), Hambo’s creationist ministry, he’s praising his relatives in Neanderthals Used Advanced Hunting Techniques. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:
If someone dropped you off in an inhospitable environment, would you be able to survive using only what you could find around you? Well, if you have a basic knowledge of wilderness survival and what is safe to eat (and what’s not), you might be able to. But what you leave behind is going to look “primitive” by modern standards. Does this mean you aren’t intelligent? Of course not! It simply means you had to survive with what you had. And this is true for our relatives, Neanderthals. Yes, they were our relatives, but not in the way evolutionists believe!
No, of course not. Then he says:
A new study [in USA Today: How to hunt like a Neanderthal: Ancient humans got up close with their prey] demonstrates that Neanderthals (once considered to be dull-witted, brutish, and ape-like creatures) used “advanced hunting techniques to stalk and kill their prey,” including group ambush, which allowed them to get close to their prey and ensure a kill for the family or village to eat. Such a hunting technique required careful planning and cooperation between members of the hunting party.
A pack of wolves does essentially the same thing. After that he tells us:
You see, in popular thinking, Neanderthals were nothing more than unintelligent cavemen. But it’s time for the outdated evolutionary perception [Groan] of these people to die. The evidence clearly demonstrates biblical truth: humans have always been humans [Hee hee!], and Neanderthals display the intelligence we’d expect from fellow humans.
No doubt about it, they were just as smart as Hambo. He continues:
Neanderthals wore jewelry and makeup, made instruments, arranged their caves into rooms, buried their dead with rituals, and exhibited many other uniquely human characteristics. They also had children with so-called modern humans. Neanderthals were a human variety, descended from Adam and Eve, through Noah and his sons [Right!], and eventually died out.
As we’ve noted before, creationists tell us that Noah’s ark sailed around 4,300 years ago, so the implications are obvious. Hambo is closely related to Neanderthals. Here’s his last paragraph:
This people group lived during the ice age [not mentioned in the bible], a difficult time that followed the flood. Their world was thrust into cold, snow, and ice for much of the year. They had to survive in this harsh world with what they could find: shelter in caves, tools and instruments from bone, and weapons from stones and wood. This may seem primitive to our modern mindset, but it is really just the hallmark of a people trying to survive under harsh, inhospitable conditions.
Yeah, just a bunch of regular folks. Hambo claims kinship with them, but of course, he ain’t no kin to no monkey!
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