This one is very informative. It’s from Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo) — the ayatollah of Appalachia, the world’s holiest man who knows more about religion and science than everyone else.
Hambo’s post is at the website of Answers in Genesis (AIG), his creationist ministry. The title is Possible New Killer Whale Species Discovered. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:
In 1955, more than a dozen strange-looking killer whales were stranded on a beach in New Zealand. Called “type D” killer whales, they were virtually unknown in the wild to science, except in a few photographs and fisherman stories, from that time on. But, as National Geographic reports [Mysterious new orca species likely identified], scientists have now observed a pod of these whales for the first time.
What does that have to do with creationism? You’ll soon find out. Hambo says:
Scientists headed for the dangerous waters off the tip of South America where these whales reportedly patrol the seas. After waiting for a week, a pod of whales finally approached the anchored research vessel. Scientists were able to confirm that these whales look different from other killer whales. They have “a more rounded head, a pointier and narrower dorsal fin, and a very small white eye patch.” Scientists were also able to obtain a small sample of the whales’ skin and blubber.
Very nice. Now what? Hambo tells us:
This study tells us nothing about the supposed evolution of type D or any other killer whales. [Hee hee! “Supposed evolution.”] That would require showing how brand-new information was added to the genome to create a killer whale from an entirely different creature. [Ooooooooooooh! Information!] Of course, that hasn’t been observed. Type D killer whales simply show variation within a kind and possible speciation. The information (genetic diversity) for smaller eye patches and narrower dorsal fins was already there — it simply became prominent in this population.
In other words, the scientists wasted their time because they didn’t see anything that would impress Hambo. Hey, in case you’re wondering about that “information” stuff, see Phlogiston, Vitalism, and Information. Hambo continues:
Killer whales are considered one species, but it’s quite possible they will soon be divided into a variety of species (including four near Antarctica alone), one of which would be this new population. Scientists often struggle with species designations, partly because they don’t have a proper understanding of kinds.
No one understands these things like Hambo! He explains:
You see, in an evolutionary worldview, hybrids between species should be a rarity. [Huh?] But that’s not what we observe. Hybrids between species abound, but they’re always within the same created kind. (Usually the level of “Family” in our modern classification scheme.) When we start with what God’s Word teaches — that organisms are created to reproduce according to their kinds — the “species problem” makes sense because species is a manmade term to try and classify creatures, but organisms were originally created according to “kinds,” not species.
Got that? “Species” is a term used by ignorant, Hell-bound Darwinists. Creationists speak of “kinds.” And now we come to the end:
We continually see the species list increasing as variety within a kind is determined to be speciation. This variety highlights the incredible creativity of our Creator who ensured organisms could adapt and thrive in an ever-changing world.
Your assignment, dear reader, after you’ve digested all of that, is to tell us what you learned from Hambo today.
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