This one is really inspiring! 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.
At the website of Answers in Genesis (AIG), Hambo’s creationist ministry, he just posted Surprise: “Oldest” Fossil Lily Looks Just Like a Lily. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:
Creationists were shocked [Shocked!] to read a news article [in ScienceDaily: Oldest completely preserved lily discovered] about the evolution of lilies — astonishingly, a fossilized lily, the supposed oldest ever discovered (115 million years), looked just like. . . a lily! The evolution is incredible! Actually, it forgot to evolve! Okay, so that was very tongue-in-cheek — we weren’t surprised to see that lilies have always been lilies. That’s exactly what we’d expect based on God’s Word.
In case you didn’t realize it, that was creationist humor. Ol’ Hambo is a very funny guy! Then he says:
This particular specimen was “extraordinarily well preserved,” including roots, flower, and even the individual cells. And it has all the features of that specific class of plant (monocotyledonous): “parallel-veined, narrow leaves with a leaf sheath, a fibrous root system and triple flowers.” The scientists say, based on this new specimen, “it can be deduced that the tropical flowering plants were already very diverse.”
Okay, lilies have been around for a long time, and for some reason that has Hambo all excited. He tells us:
This find is no surprise to biblical creationists. God created each kind — including the kind that includes lilies — to reproduce according to their kinds. So, we see great variety within a kind, but lilies stay lilies.
Now do you understand that fossilized lily, dear reader? And there’s more to it — much more. Hambo continues:
This remarkably well-preserved fossil wasn’t buried 115 million years ago — it was catastrophically buried during the global flood of Noah’s day just about 4,300 years ago.
Wow! You didn’t see that coming, did you? Let’s read on:
And it’s so incredibly preserved because it was buried so quickly — not slowly and gradually, which we’d expect if this fossil had been growing in a quiet freshwater lake, as they describe in the news article.
That explains why all fossils are so well preserved. The flood buried them. Hambo ends his brief post with this:
It points to the catastrophic processes of the flood, not the slow and gradual processes of our day.
All that from one lily fossil! Isn’t creation science amazing?
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