This one will thrill you, dear reader. 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: “Brussel Sprout” Meteorite: Source for Life on Earth? Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:
If you’ve ever smelled a meteorite, it probably didn’t have much of an aroma. But that’s not the case with the newest addition [‘Cosmic Mudball Meteorite’ Smells Like Brussels Sprouts, Finds New Home at Museum] to the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. This four-pound visitor from outer space (a rare stony meteorite that is called a carbonaceous chondrite) crashed down in Costa Rica’s Alajuela province back in April. And when scientists received the sample, it smelled distinctly like Brussels sprouts! Why — and what does that have to do with creation and evolution?
Good questions! Hambo says:
Well, to answer that question, I’ll share some of the text from the article, answering the question as to why the meteorite smells like a vegetable:
[Hambo quotes from the article:] This odor comes from organic compounds such as amino acids. Billions of years ago, malodorous meteorites like this were likely what seeded Earth with the building blocks of life, and Field Museum scientists will study the smelly space rock for clues about the materials that shaped our solar system.
Hambo doesn’t like that. He tells us:
So, meteorites from outer space with organic compounds crashed into earth and seeded life on this planet? That shows how desperate evolutionists are [Hee hee!] to solve the bewildering question of the origin of life: they must appeal to rare meteorites with organic compounds as the start to life. But do organic compounds get evolutionists any closer to the origin of life? No!
Hambo’s answer is swift and authoritative. He explains:
Life requires information and a code system — and that’s DNA. The DNA molecule forms the building blocks of life. DNA is a complex language system that codes for an incredible amount of information. [Ooooooooooooh! Information! See Phlogiston, Vitalism, and Information.] Everything needed to make you “you” is encoded in your DNA from the moment of fertilization. And not only does life need information — it needs a code, a language, system to read that information. And neither information nor a language system can arise by naturalistic processes. [Gasp!] Information always comes from information and ultimately from a Mind.
Overwhelming, isn’t it? He continues:
Organic compounds don’t equal life. These compounds, including amino acids, will not spontaneously form a language system. It’s impossible! It has never been observed because life cannot arise by naturalistic processes. Life is more than just chemicals! It’s information based.
He’s really slamming the Darwinists! Let’s read on:
Just because one finds organic compounds does not mean that’s evidence of life. This meteorite might tell us about outer space and what’s out there. But it won’t tell us anything about the evolution of our solar system or the origin of life.
And those who think otherwise are Darwinist fools! Here’s how Hambo ends his post:
If we want to know that, look to God’s Word. It gives us the true history of the earth, life, and the universe.
Ooooooooooooh! Hambo is so wise!
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