How did North and South America become filled with plants and animals — including humans — after Noah’s Flood? Think about it. When the Flood ended, the only land-dwelling creatures alive were those Noah took with him on the ark, and according to Hambo, that was only 4,350 years ago. So how did the Western Hemisphere become so filled with life?
You’re about to learn the answer from the wisest man in the world — 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: A Footprint in Chile — Earliest Evidence of Humans in the Americas? Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:
Researchers in the South American nation of Chile have announced the discovery of a human footprint they’ve dated at 15,600 years. This makes it the oldest evidence of humans in the Americas by over 3,000 years, according to the evolutionary timeline. How should Christians understand finds such as these?
Hambo’s paragraph links to this from Reuters: Oldest human footprint found in the Americas confirmed in Chile: researcher. We also found this at PhysOrg: Footprint found in Chile is ‘oldest’ in Americas: scientists. But Hambo knows far more than those secularist Darwinist fools! He says:
Well, first we compare what the study says against the absolute authority of the Word of God. [Yes!] Starting with God’s Word (using the six days of creation and the genealogies), we know the earth is only around 6,000 years old, and the world was destroyed at the time of the global flood 4,350 years ago. So this footprint isn’t 15,600 years old. [Hooray for Hambo!] It’s at most just a few thousand years old.
And that’s The Truth™. Then Hambo tells us:
After the global flood, we come to the event at the tower of Babel, when God confused the language of the people at the time and dispersed them over the earth. From Babel, people moved to all parts of the globe, including North and South America. [Gasp!] This footprint is evidence of the people who left Babel and eventually settled in South America.
We must digress for a moment. Six years ago in Answers in Genesis — The Ice Age we calculated the population of the world for eight generations after Noah, when Hambo says Abraham was alive. Assuming a furious rate of reproduction, there were then only 6,561 human families in the whole world. Hambo continues:
How did they get to America? [Good question!] Well, there are two ways, and different populations may have reached the Americas by either route. First, Noah and his sons built a massive ark — clearly, they could build ships and perhaps passed this knowledge along. One population may have sailed there.
That makes sense. What’s the second way? Hambo explains:
Second, the post-flood ice age would’ve lowered sea levels, exposing land bridges such as the one in the Bering Strait now covered in water. This would connect Asia to the Americas via what’s now Russia and Alaska. They may have crossed there, and they and their descendants may have continued through what is now Canada, the United States, Mexico, into Central and South America, all the way to Chile.
Yes, of course! That also explains how the three-toed sloth got to South America. It all makes sense! Hambo finishes with some great advice:
As with any news items, always look for the facts (in this case, a single footprint) and the assumptions. Check everything against the Word of God and apply biblical history to what you are reading. And always remember the battle isn’t over the facts — it’s over an interpretation of the facts because of two very different starting points (man’s word vs. God’s Word).
There you are, dear reader. More wisdom from ol’ Hambo — the greatest intellect in the world.
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