A few days ago we posted Oook, Oook! A New Human Ancestor Found, about a newly found fossil ape in southern Germany dating back 11.6 million years that walked upright. We said: “How will creationists react to this? The hard-core types, like ol’ Hambo, won’t like it one bit.”
To no one’s surprise, that prediction turns out to be true. We now have the reaction from 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: Missing Link? Scientists Claim Newly Discovered Fossil Ape Was Bipedal. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:
They’ve found a missing link! . . . at least that’s what the headlines (once again) will tell you! A recent study [Ancient ape offers clues to evolution of two-legged walking] trumpeted the discovery of a supposedly 11.6-million-year-old ape from what is now Germany. Danuvius guggenmosi allegedly had “long arms suited to hanging in trees, [and] features of its legs and spine suggest it might also have been able to move around on its hind feet.” It’s now being hailed as the earliest evidence of bipedalism (habitual walking on two legs) and now upends the evolutionary timetable for bipedal evolution. So, did they find a missing link? Well, not so fast.
Yeah — not so fast! Hambo says:
Dr. David Menton, an anatomist and former professor at Washington University School of Medicine at St. Louis [now one of AIG’s creation scientists], took a look at the study and the reports about this new find. His conclusion? Much ado about nothing — or at least very little.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Hambo then gives us several paragraphs of Menton’s “analysis,” which you are free to read at Hambo’s site if you wish. We’re skipping it. After all that, Hambo tells us:
Dr. Menton concluded by telling me, “How does one disagree with mere speculation? It’s like disagreeing with a novel.” With the handful of bones they found, the claim that this ape was bipedal is speculation. It’s an interpretation of the fossils. Unsurprisingly, other scientists disagree with the conclusion made by the study authors regarding D. guggenmosi, saying the evidence is too fragmentary to make such a conclusion possible.
We haven’t yet encountered that reaction from other scientists — except for creation scientists like Mention. Hambo continues:
Evolutionists will continue to search for a missing link to fill in the gaps in their story. But they won’t find them because they don’t exist. [Hee hee!] God’s Word gives us the true history of the world. And it says God created humans unique from the animals, in his very image (Genesis 1:27).
The end of Hambo’s post is very clever:
Maybe they should rename this creature Danuvius desperanti to illustrate how desperate evolutionists are to find their non-existent missing link!
You didn’t know ol’ Hambo had such a great sense of humor, did you?
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