We warn you in advance, dear reader: Don’t read on unless you’re feeling particularly strong today, because this may really shock you. The information comes from 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: Forget Your Nose. You Also Smell with Your Tongue. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:
The more we learn about what God has created, the more in awe of our Creator we should be. [Right!] Just when we think we understand something, a new study shows we really didn’t know as much as we think we did. In fact, as finite beings we know hardly anything about creation compared to what there is to know. The layers of complexity in God’s creation are simply astounding!
Hambo is being modest here, because he knows everything — especially compared to evolutionists. He says:
And that was highlighted in a new study that showed it’s not just our nose that contains olfactory receptors (the protein responsible for detecting smells) — it’s also our tongue.
Hambo links to this article in ScienceDaily: Smelling with your tongue. Their summary informs us:
Scientists report that functional olfactory receptors, the sensors that detect odors in the nose, are also present in human taste cells found on the tongue. The findings suggest that interactions between the senses of smell and taste, the primary components of food flavor, may begin on the tongue and not in the brain, as previously thought.
For some reason, ol’ Hambo is all excited about this. He tells us:
So, what they’re saying is your tongue likely can “smell,” and your tongue and nose are not as separate as once thought. In other words — we’re more complex than they figured! [Ooooooooooooh!] This will be an exciting new arena of research as scientists seek to discover how much these olfactory receptors on the tongue influence taste and even smell.
Are you excited, dear reader? Hambo thinks you should be. After giving us an irrelevant scripture passage, he continues:
But, of course, the researchers try and give evolution credit for our ability to taste and smell our food:
[He quotes from the ScienceDaily article:] Taste, which detects sweet, salty, sour, bitter, and umami (savory) molecules on the tongue, evolved as a gatekeeper to evaluate the nutrient value and potential toxicity of what we put in our mouths. Smell provides detailed information about the quality of food flavor, for example, is that banana, licorice, or cherry? The brain combines input from taste, smell, and other senses to create the multi-modal sensation of flavor.
Those researchers are Darwinist fools! Hambo explains:
But such a complex system, able to detect and remember such a wide variety of smells and flavors, did not evolve by natural processes. It’s impossible!
But … but … if it’s impossible, then how did it happen? Let’s read on:
It’s a wonderful reminder of God’s care for creation. [Yes, oh yes!] He designed us to be able to detect and enjoy a wide variety of flavors — and then created a world filled with innumerable flavors and possible flavor combinations. (Why would evolution result in thousands and thousands of different flavors and smells?)
At last, everything makes sense! And now we come to the end:
What a good Creator we have! The incredible bounty of food, taste sensations, and wonderful smells around us should remind us of this verse: Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him! (Psalm 34:8)
That was truly inspired! But of course, that’s how it is with all of Hambo’s writing. Don’t you agree, dear reader?
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