Ken Ham Has Proof of the Global Flood

This is what you’ve been waiting for from Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo) — the ayatollah of Appalachia, the world’s holiest man who knows more about religion and science than everyone else. It’s at the website of Answers in Genesis (AIG), Hambo’s creationist ministry. The title is Microraptor Discovered with Lizard in Its Belly. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:

The more scientists dig into the fossil record, the more exciting and surprising fossils they discover. Recently, scientists announced the discovery of a new species of lizard inside the stomach of what they call a microraptor, a type of supposed “gliding dinosaur” [Hambo’s scare quotes] (really, it’s a bird) from northeastern China.

Wikipedia has an article on Microraptor, the transitional species that Hambo insists is a bird. Anyway, for the latest discovery he links to this article in New Scientist: Unknown species of lizard found inside a gliding dinosaur’s stomach. Then he says:

It’s so well-preserved, they can tell the bird swallowed the lizard head first! The researchers believe these fossils were exquisitely buried during a series of volcanic explosions some 130 million years ago. But there’s a better explanation!

Ooooooooooooh! Hambo has better explanation! What could it be? He tells us:

This fossil is found in the same region that boasts remarkable fossils of stick insect — with the fragile wings still visible. Now, if this were the only region in the world where we find such exquisite fossils, we might be tempted to think this was just a one-off series of volcanic eruptions. But we find fossils that are incredibly preserved all around the world, in all levels of the geologic column.

Fossils all around the world in all levels of the geologic column? What could account for that? Hambo knows where to find the answer:

Rather than appealing to either slow-and-gradual processes or a series of small, localized catastrophes over many millions and millions of years [That’s for Darwinist fools!], it makes much more sense to view the geologic record, including the fossils, through the lens of the history in the Bible.

Yes — that makes infinitely more sense! Let’s read on — oh, wait. In the next excerpt, Hambo has some stuff in quotes, and at the end he attributes the quoted material to “my friend Buddy Davis’ song ‘Billions of Dead Things,’ available in our bookstore.” No doubt you want to click over there and buy a copy. Anyway, Hambo informs us:

You see, as I’ve said many times before [and Darwinists won’t listen], if there really was a global flood as described in Genesis, we’d expect to see “billions of dead things, buried in rock layers, laid down by water, all over the earth.” And that’s exactly what we see!

Ooooooooooooh! That’s what we see! And now we come to the stunning end:

This little bird and lizard are merely another example of catastrophic burial and remarkable preservation. This bird was buried catastrophically, just after finishing its lunch, during the global flood of Noah’s day only 4,350 years ago.

How much more evidence could you possibly want, dear reader? If you’re not a believer after this, then don’t complain about the fate that awaits you. You deserve to spend eternity in the Lake of Fire!

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26 responses to “Ken Ham Has Proof of the Global Flood

  1. Since Ham’s catastrophe took 40 days and 40 nights, I wonder how the poor “bird” died so quickly right after lunch.

  2. > But we find fossils that are
    > incredibly preserved all around
    > the world, in all levels of the
    > geologic column.
    ————————-
    Another classic Hamster lie. He’s not a geologist or a paleontologist. Can’t tell you how many times I’ve come across sedimentary rock localities with few or no fossils, let alone “incredibly preserved”. The latter are quite rare.

  3. That’s not “proof”, that’s not even a conclusion. That’s barely a notion.

  4. Desnes Diev

    “The more scientists dig into the fossil record, the more exciting and surprising fossils they discover”

    At least, Ham implicitly recognizes that scientists are doing the hard work. All creationists do today* is to apply “the lens of the history in the Bible” to distorts their findings. And when you start with “God did it” to arrive at “God indeed did it” no work is really needed.

    * It was not the case for some ancient creationists, like Richard Owen or Pierre-Paul Grassé (French zoologist, 1895-1985).

  5. Of course it’s not proof, with or without square quotes. Ol’Hambo is a Young Earth Creacrapper! Hence JSJ’s “Another classic Hamster lie”. It’s the default position. It’s what to expect from him.

  6. Michael Fugate

    Not only is it “God did it”, it is God did it in the way Ham claims God did it. God being God could do it in an infinite number of ways not just the way Ham claims. Ham’s “logic” is always circular.

  7. I wonder why he never mentions fossils found in aeolian deposits?

  8. Brian Symonds

    “4,350 years ago.” Around teatime.

  9. “global flood”
    That phrase is not found in the Bible.

  10. Michael Fugate

    Because the earth was flat then…

  11. Michael Fugate

    I forgot to cite SC’s Terra Inflation Theory – I won’t go anywhere with that acronym or discuss analogies with human development….

  12. We laugh at the ridiculous logic of YE creationism. If you look at this “evidence” through the glasses of a YE believer, however, you’ll find it quite reasonable and believable. And those believers also include intelligent and well educated people. That new “evidence” ends up in their latest DVDs and books and gets spread all over the internet.

  13. chris schilling

    “Billions of dead things”

    a) the fossil record
    b) Buddy Davis’ entire back catalogue of songs, available on eight thousand cd’s
    c) the total amount of articles on offer at AiG, CMI and ICR combined
    d) all of the above

  14. “billions of dead things”
    That’s an underestimate. How many dead things are there in the chalk of the white clifffs of Dover? Could they conceivably have been alive at the same time, at the same place, at the begining of the Flood? This is someting which the Bible does not say. It is just something that is made up by the YECs.

  15. Dana Tweedy

    Apparently a catastrophic global flood that can supposedly destroy whole continents, and tear dinosaur bodies apart was delicate enough to bury that stick insect so carefully that one can see it’s “fragile wings”.
    That’s not even the most irrational thing about the global flood.

  16. @Hans: “We laugh at the ridiculous logic of YE creationism.”
    If you know a more effective way to deal with this kind of nonsense (including climate change denial, White race superiority and Jesus mythology – unbelievers are just as capable of ridiculous logic) you are invited. You can ask psychologists: humans enjoy to overestimate their own thinking skills and especially arguing for predetermined conclusions. That includes you and me.
    I don’t know about others, but when I mock creacrappers I’m fully aware that I’m mocking myself and my own stupidities.

  17. Karl Goldsmith

    He just reduced “some 130 million years ago” to “only 4,350 years ago”

  18. “It’s so well-preserved, they can tell the bird swallowed the lizard head first!”

    Note the “It’s so well-preserved” clause that the creationists are forever equating with the original animal (or plant) is still intact with the original tissues, when it is in fact it is completely mineralized. How did the flood mineralize so may things so quickly? The “well preserved” clause is only referring to the physical features and not the original biological specimen.

    Creationists have even had carbon 14 dating done on fully mineralized fossils (by reputable labs no less) after ignoring the advice that the dating would be worthless on such fossils. These were done in an effort to “prove”
    that the fossils can’t be millions or billions of years old since carbon 14 is generally limited to about 10 half-lives (approximately 60K years old).

    “If you look at this “evidence” through the glasses of a YE believer …”

    Willful ignorance causes nothing to actually be unbelievable since magic can always be imposed at any step. Hence the creationist (or other obscurantist) claims that something in science is not believable only to posit an absurdity like magic really can’t even rule out the scientific explanation at all since that could have also occurred by magic. Creationists can’t “logic” at all since it’s against their religion.

    Just one example:
    “Reason is the Devil’s greatest whore; by nature and manner of being she is a noxious whore; she is a prostitute, the Devil’s appointed whore; whore eaten by scab and leprosy who ought to be trodden under foot and destroyed, she and her wisdom… Throw dung in her face to make her ugly…” Martin Luther, Works, Erlangen Edition v. 16, pp. 142-148.

  19. Remember this:
    The Bible says nothing about fossils. Nothing about the disposal of animals and plants at the time of the Flood, in particular, nothing about burying them. Nothing about the fate of aquatic animals in the Flood. Nothing about extinctions. Nothing about geological strata. Nothing about changes to animals after the Flood. etc.

    ” Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you.” Deuteronomy 4:2

    “For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:” Revelaton 22:18

  20. “if there really was a global flood as described in Genesis, we’d expect to see “billions of dead things, buried in rock layers”

    And yet, what we find is that fossils of dead things (unless they are microscopic) are exceedingly rare………

    But it’s a nice slight of hand along the lines of “No collusion!”

  21. Brian Axsmith

    As others have pointed out – if this fossil is so well-preserved due to the flood, why are sites like this exceptional? The entire fossil record should look like this but it does not. Trust me on this, I am a paleontologist.

  22. Techreseller

    That lens ol’Hambo uses. Is that one of those funhouse lens that completely distorts the actual picture. And his lens must be one that really wacks out the distortion. Where can I purchase one like it? It would be fun at a party.

  23. Eric Lipps

    You see, as I’ve said many times before [and Darwinists won’t listen], if there really was a global flood as described in Genesis, we’d expect to see “billions of dead things, buried in rock layers, laid down by water, all over the earth.” And that’s exactly what we see!

    But we would expect to see all those billions of dead things buried in the same stratum. And we don’t.
    The standard creationist response, that the Flood jumbled everything around, won’t do either. If it were so, we would not expect to routinely see similar fossils in the same rock stratum or adjacent ones; they should turn up everywhere, in every stratum. And they don’t. No Precambrian rabbit yet, folks.

  24. @Eric Lipps
    There is an old YEC claim that the ordering of the fossils is due to hydrodynamic sorting due to the Flood, or due to some differences of physical structure of the animals and plants involved.
    In the first place, this is a recognition from the YECs concerned that there is an order to the fossil record. Somethng whch deserves an explanation. See, for example, “Fossil sorting by the global Flood” in RationalWiki.org

    If there is a natural explanation for the order of the fossils, this seems to be contrary to the standard creationist interpretaton of the 2nd law of thermodynamics, that order cannot be produced by natural processes.
    If, on the other hand, the orderig of the fossils is due to Intelligent Design, then cosider this as an example of the Omphalos Hypothesis, that God can make the world at its beginning as if it had a prior history.