As our title suggests, you’re about to learn The Truth™ about two important subjects, and your guide will be Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo) — the ayatollah of Appalachia, the world’s holiest man who knows more about religion and science than everyone else. Look what he just posted at the website of Answers in Genesis (AIG), his creationist ministry: Angry Spiders? Blame, You Guessed it, Climate Change. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:
Have you run into any angry spiders lately? Well, you may in the future [Hambo links to this at Fox News: Spiders are getting angrier because of evolutionary trick to survive ‘climate chaos’] thanks to, you may have guessed it, the villain in many news stories — climate change. [Gasp!] And, of course, throw in evolution, as well! Researchers discovered that “angry” (aggressive) spiders in storm-prone areas survived better and reproduced more offspring than tamer spiders. This is attributed to evolution, while the storms are attributed to climate change.
You can imagine ol’ Hambo’s reaction to the claims of those researchers. He’s mad. He’s read in the face and foaming at the mouth. He’s rolling on the floor and chewing the carpet. He says:
But it’s not evolution. The spiders remain spiders — there’s been no change of spider kind. Some behaviors are simply more beneficial than others under certain circumstances, which may drive a change in the population. This is natural selection, not evolution. [BWAHAHAHAHAHA!] Even though news items and scientific journals frequently equivocate the two, they aren’t the same thing.
Population change due to natural selection is not evolution. Got that? Good. Let’s move along. Hambo tells us:
Natural selection works on already existing genetic information, whereas evolution requires the addition of brand-new genetic information to form new features that never previously existed. (Something that has never been observed!) Information always comes from other information and ultimately a mind, and in this case, the Creator’s mind.
Hambo seems to be denying the existence of mutations, which are observed to occur in every act of reproduction. And you already know what we think of the creationists’ notion of information. If you don’t, see Phlogiston, Vitalism, and Information. He continues:
Are these storms (such as Hurricane Dorian, the storm that devastated the Bahamas and parts of the United States in recent weeks) really the result of man-made climate change? Well, climates do change — that is observational science. But the cause of climate change isn’t straightforward. Some scientists have suggested that it may be dependent on the sun and cycles of the sun (such as sunspots), with humans only playing a very minor role.
Hambo relies on the opinions of his world-class team of creation scientists — and so should you. Let’s read on:
You can discover more about climate change, and a biblical response to this issue, at our upcoming Easter conference [:Link omitted.] (April 9–12, 2020) at the Answers Center at the Ark Encounter, south of Cincinnati. We’ll tackle two kinds of climate change — physical and spiritual — as we look at what’s happening in our culture and in the environment from a biblical worldview.
The rest of Hambo’s post is a promotion for his creationist conference, so we’ll leave him here. And now you know all you need to know about evolution and climate change: They’re lies promoted by hell-bound naturalistic evolutionist fools!
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