There is no subject which has not been mastered Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo) — the ayatollah of Appalachia, the world’s holiest man who knows more about religion and science than everyone else. His incredible grasp of knowledge also embraces cosmology.
Ol’ Hambo just posted this at the website of Answers in Genesis (AIG), his creationist ministry: The Big Bang “Says Nothing About How the Universe Was Created”. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:
A short article [Ask a Scientist: How did the Big Bang begin?] appeared recently in an “Ask a Scientist” column in response to the question, “How did the Big Bang begin?” The scientist explains, “The Big Bang Theory is a timeline of the history of the universe. It says nothing about how the universe was created. As such, there is no beginning to the Big Bang, since it is a theory that merely describes the universe’s history.”
So far, Hambo accurately describes what was said by Zeke Elkins, a Ph.D. student in the Division of Biological Sciences at the University of Missouri. But then — well, judge for yourself. Hambo tells us:
He goes on to explain that in the Big Bang model (which he wrongly refers to as a theory, as there’s no observational evidence to support it [Hee hee!]), the entire universe was once packed so tightly together that normal physics wouldn’t have worked. Therefore “our current knowledge of the laws of physics tell us little to nothing about what happens at that scale. For now, the beginning of the universe is still unknown.”
Regarding Hambo’s claim that there’s “there’s no observational evidence,” Wikipedia’s article on the Big Bang has a whole section on Observational evidence. We assume Hambo means that no human observer witnessed the event, because after that he tells us:
This scientist needs to read the Bible — the beginning of the universe is not unknown! It’s not a mystery. The eyewitness Creator has told us how the universe began: In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth (Genesis 1:1).
Ooooooooooooh! Eyewitness testimony! Hambo reminds us:
As I said to Bill Nye, “The Science Guy,” when I debated him in 2014, it’s not a mystery where matter came from. I added: “we have a book that tells us” where matter and the universe came from.
Ah yes, Hambo has a book. That settles the matter. He continues
Now, many Christians who compromise God’s Word in Genesis argue that God used the Big Bang to create. They’ll even say that the Big Bang proves there was a beginning, which agrees with the Bible. But this is a very poor argument. First of all, the Big Bang model contradicts the Bible in several ways (e.g., the order of events in Genesis); secondly, it’s nothing more than a secular origins story based on naturalism. [So it’s worthless!] In other words, the idea was developed for man’s atheistic belief to try to explain the universe without the need for a Creator.
Hambo goes on about the flaws in the Big Bang model:
When Christians appeal to the Big Bang, all they are doing is sticking God into a pagan origins story. [Pagan!] Besides, the Big Bang idea has the stars existing before the sun and earth (which began as a hot molten blob, adherents say). But the Bible makes it clear that God created the earth first, that it was covered with water (not a hot, molten blob), and that the sun and stars were created after the earth.
The Big Bang model has it all wrong! Here’s more:
The Big Bang doesn’t actually explain how the universe began. According to this scientist, that’s still an “unknown.” A naturalistic origin for the universe is an idea that must be accepted by faith. [Faith? That’s stupid!] Instead of placing their faith in the Creator God [That’s the right kind of faith.], these scientists put their faith in an unknown.
Silly scientists! And now we come to the end:
I urge them to look into the Bible and get answers to their questions about the history of the universe — and to personally encounter their Creator and Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, there.
So there you have it, dear reader. Where will you place your faith — in a pagan origins story, or in Hambo’s book? Your decision will have eternal consequences, so choose wisely.
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