This one by Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo) — the ayatollah of Appalachia, the world’s holiest man who knows more about religion and science than everyone else — involves two controversial subjects.
The first is aliens. They’re not in the bible, so Hambo is certain they don’t exist — see Hambo and Aliens, Again. The second subject is climate change. Hambo doesn’t believe in that either — see Ken Ham Explains Global Warming.
At the website of Answers in Genesis (AIG), Hambo’s creationist ministry, he just posted Climate Change Killed the Aliens! Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:
It seems extraterrestrial aliens make the news quite frequently (despite the fact that they don’t exist!). Every few weeks there’s a new study about why we supposedly haven’t found them, when we will find them, or why they’re no longer around. And a new study, based on the former inhabitants of Easter Island off the coast of Chile, claims the aliens we’re spending billions searching for won’t be found because climate change already killed them.
Hambo is talking about this article in Live Science: Climate Change Killed the Aliens, and It Will Probably Kill Us Too, New Simulation Suggests. He says:
Studies have suggested that perhaps the inhabitants of Easter Island died out due to a depletion of their resources, leading to starvation and eventually the collapse of their civilization. The authors of this new study started with that model and then created mathematical models for what might happen to alien civilizations “if they were to increasingly convert their planet’s limited natural resources into energy,” as we do here on earth. The result was four different scenarios, three of which ended in apocalypse and the other “worked only when civilizations recognized the damage they were doing to the planet, and acted in the right away.”
That’s what the article is all about. Hambo tells us:
So why haven’t we found aliens yet? Well, they died out due to climate change, of course! And the article contends that if we don’t change our ways, we will die out due to climate change, too.
Hambo thinks that’s a bunch of Darwinist hogwash. He dismisses it like this:
Climate change continues to be a popular item in the news with many doomsday scenarios being proposed. But your starting point determines your interpretation of this issue (and the question of aliens for that matter!).
Creationists don’t like doomsday scenarios. Oh wait — they do. There’s the Flood, of course, and Judgment Day, and extra goodies like Ken Ham Thinks America Is Doomed. But not climate change. Let’s read on:
Discover a biblical perspective on climate change in our newly updated pocket guide, Pocket Guide to Climate Change.
A pocket guide? BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Check it out — it’s only $5.99. At that link you’re told:
Real science [Hee hee!], eye-opening charts, and solid biblical truths provide answers to this “hot” topic. … God’s promise to Noah was that, “While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night, shall not cease” [scripture reference].
One last excerpt:
This short book on climate change is part of our pocket guides collection, which features 19 other guides on a variety of fascinating topics such as dinosaurs, astronomy, ape-men, aliens and UFOs, and more.
Buy them all, dear reader. Stuff them in your pockets. Don’t leave home without them. Then you’ll always be armed with The Truth™.
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