There are times when we see something posted at a creationist website and we wonder if the authors are serious, or if they’re deliberately testing their drooling readers to see how much idiocy they are willing to accept.
A good example appears today at the website of Answers in Genesis (AIG), the creationist ministry of Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo) — the ayatollah of Appalachia, the world’s holiest man who knows more about religion and science than everyone else. The title is The Truth, the Partial Truth, and Anything but the Truth.
It was written by two authors we haven’t encountered before — Sarah Eshleman, about whom we’re told nothing, and Melissa Webb, described in an earlier article like this: “Melissa Webb earned a degree in communication print journalism from Liberty University and spent four years working as a news writer for Liberty’s News and Media Relations Office. She now edits for Answers magazine.” Here are some excerpts from their article — which is in Hambo’s Answers magazine — with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:
You might be surprised how many myths you accept as truth. Have you ever unquestionably believed something that turned out to be a myth?
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! That’s an incredible way to begin an article intended for a creationist audience. Then they say:
Supposed “facts” based on scientific studies are some of the most widespread myths because people don’t understand the nature of science. [Hee hee!] Scientific findings are almost always incomplete and subject to revision. The job of science is to constantly test previous conclusions and see if there are better explanations. But once people hear one result, it’s hard for them to stay up to date on all the changes, so old conclusions sometimes hang around.
Old conclusions sometimes hang around? Wow — imagine that. Then the ladies give several examples. Most of them are totally crazy. Here are only a few to give you an idea of what their post contains:
Myth: You Use Only 10% of Your Brain
Though your brain may not be working full blast 100% of the time, at some point over a 24-hour period, most parts of your brain are active — even when you’re sleeping.
Amazing, huh? Here’s another:
Myth: Diamonds Are Made from Pressurized Coal
Diamonds and coal are both made of carbon but by different processes. Most coal formed from plant material buried during Noah’s flood. [Ah, yes.] Diamonds, in contrast, formed in unique conditions deep underground, requiring intense pressure and heat (most likely during creation week).
That was a good one! Here’s one more:
Myth: Shaving Makes Your Hair Grow Back Thicker and Darker
Shaving your hair blunts the tip, making it feel sharper and appear darker or thicker as it regrows.
Okay. Those (and several others we omitted) were just a prelude to the ladies’ final example. Get ready, because here it comes:
Myth: Evolutionary Processes Produced the World We See Around Us Today
Because evolution is so commonly believed by the science community, most people accept it as fact. But once you break down the claims, you discover that they’re based on the biased assumptions of a naturalistic worldview. [Gasp!]
Oh, some aspects of the evolutionary story are built on partial truths. For example, evolutionists say natural selection changes populations of creatures — and it does. But the changes are limited within created kinds.
This is amazing. But wait — their answer goes on:
When we look at the world from a biblical worldview, we can see how observed facts agree with Genesis. God created every kind of creature during creation week, just 6,000 years ago.
Ah yes. And now we come to the end of the ladies’ article:
As Christians, we are to seek truth in all things. That includes referencing sound research and sources; but more importantly, it means we should build our thinking with God’s Word. While some myths are insignificant (for example, popping your knuckles will give you arthritis), other myths like evolution can mislead people about the gospel and Jesus Christ — the source of truth itself. That has eternal ramifications.
So there you are, dear reader. Don’t fall for any of those scientific myths — like evolution. If you do, there will be eternal ramifications.
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