Once again, dear reader, we turn to Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo) — the ayatollah of Appalachia, the world’s holiest man who knows more about religion and science than everyone else. He just posted this at the website of Answers in Genesis (AIG), his creationist ministry: Is the Origin of Flowering Plants a Mystery? Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:
Researchers have announced [World’s Oldest Flower Unfurled Its Petals More Than 174 Million Years Ago] what they believe to be the oldest flowering plant, a flower with a tree-shaped style and spoon-shaped petals from the early Jurassic, some supposed 174 million years ago.
That’s absurd! It’s blasphemy! The Earth isn’t anywhere near that old! But have no fear, dear reader. Hambo will clarify the situation for us. He says:
The fossils of this plant were examined with high-powered microscopes that revealed it was an angiosperm, a specific group of plants that have flowers and enclosed seeds. One researcher describes the origin of angiosperms as a long “academic headache,” and the lead author of this new paper on this fossilized flower comments,
[Hambo quotes from the article, which quotes lead author Qiang Fu:] Researchers were not certain where and how flowers came into existence, because it seems that many flowers just popped up in the Cretaceous from nowhere. … Studying fossil flowers, especially those from earlier geologic periods, is the only reliable way to get an answer to these questions.
The “only reliable way”? That researcher is a Darwinist fool! Hambo tells us:
But it’s not hard to explain why flowering plants just “popped up” out of nowhere when you start with the correct foundation, God’s Word. [Yes, oh yes!] God created flowering plants, along with the other plants, on day three of creation week.
Bless you, Hambo! His wisdom continues:
These flowers were buried during the global flood of Noah’s day. Their location in the fossil record tells us nothing about their origin; it merely gives us more details about the flood and the order in which it buried the creatures and plants of that time.
Right! That’s all the fossil record reveals. Let’s read on:
The “only reliable way,” to use the words of the author quoted above, to answer questions of origins isn’t to dig deeper into the fossil record (which isn’t a record of time anyway). It’s to dig deeper into God’s Word, the eyewitness account of the history of the earth and the universe.
And now we come to the end:
Once we have God’s Word as the foundation for our thinking, we have the basis for building the correct worldview and then looking at the observational evidence and making sense of it.
Verily, the wisdom of Hambo never fails to amaze us. To doubt him is to embrace eternity in the Lake of Fire.
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