The news has been all over the place. Here’s an article from PhysOrg: 66-million-year-old deathbed linked to dinosaur-killing meteor. You can read that to get the rational, scientific view of things.
And now, dear reader, guess who’s claiming that this discovery is evidence of creationism. Right, it’s 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 he website of Answers in Genesis (AIG), his creationist ministry: First Victims of Dino-Killer Asteroid Found Buried? Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:
The news has been buzzing recently with headlines such as this one from New Scientist, “Incredible fossil find may be first victims of dino-killer asteroid.” These headlines are announcing the discovery and analysis of a fossil deposit in America that is interpreted as “an unprecedented record of the mass extinction event that wiped out most of the dinosaurs 66 million years ago.”
You know Hambo becomes enraged at stories like that. He says:
The article about this North Dakota find goes on to state, “The fossils appear to be animals that were killed within minutes of an asteroid striking Earth, in a flood triggered by the shattering impact.” The asteroid impact mentioned is, of course, the impact at the Chicxulub crater on the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico, thousands of miles from North Dakota. Many (though not all) scientists believe this event led to the extinction of the dinosaurs.
Hambo thinks that’s ridiculous. He tells us:
Such an impact would’ve caused earthquakes and flooding, and this site, in the evolutionary interpretation, appears to preserve part of that catastrophe, as a flash flood of fossils and tiny pieces of natural glass (called tektites) formed from meteorite impacts are also found. Now, how should we understand this event in a biblical worldview?
Good question! And when Hambo says “how should we understand,” he means his fellow creationists. Here’s how they should understand it:
First, it’s important to understand that everyone interprets the evidence through a worldview. [Sane or crazy.] Scientists gather the data and then interpret that information regarding the past in light of their worldview. The scientists behind the paper interpret this find within the framework of millions of years of evolution and the asteroid catastrophe.
Those scientists are hell-bound fools! Hambo tells us the right way to understand the evidence:
Creation scientists [Hee hee!] look at the same evidence and interpret it a different way. The Chicxulub crater was formed when an asteroid impacted the earth during the global flood of Noah’s day, just 4,350 years ago. [Right!] It didn’t lead to the demise of the dinosaurs. [It didn’t?] (Two of each land animal kinds, seven pairs of some, including those kinds called dinosaurs, were safe on the ark, but those outside the massive ship were drowned and buried by floodwaters.) The asteroid did, however, contribute to the violent reshaping of the earth’s surface (2 Peter 3:6).
Brilliant! Let’s read on:
Now, the secular scientists observing this fossil formation in North Dakota are recognizing elements of catastrophe and rapid burial (e.g., freshwater and marine creatures buried together, fossils extending through more than one rock layer [known as polystrate fossils], fish aligned vertically, etc.). But these same features are found in other fossil beds around the world. [But not associated with the K-T boundary. See Cretaceous–Paleogene boundary.] And yet these same scientists refuse to recognize there was a global catastrophe that buried fossils rapidly and catastrophically all around the world. The problem isn’t the evidence — the rocks literally cry out with evidence of a watery global catastrophe. The real problem is their hardened hearts that don’t want to bow in submission to the truth of God’s Word and the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Amazing. The next several paragraphs are about the views of Andrew Snelling, Hambo’s creationist geologist. We’re skipping it, but you can click over to AIG and read that stuff if you like. Hambo wraps up his post by saying things like this:
There was a real global judgment on sin during the time of Noah. And there’s a real coming judgment on sin when Christ returns. The history in the Bible is true; therefore we can trust that its warnings of future judgment are also true.
So there you are, dear reader. Pay no attention to those hell-bound secular scientists. Place your trust in Hambo, and you will know The Truth™.
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