Hambo Has Proof We Were Divinely Designed

This may be the most powerful evidence for intelligent design yet discovered. It comes to us 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: Some Women Without Olfactory Bulbs Can Still Smell — How? Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:

The more scientists study the human body, the more obvious it is that we’re “fearfully and wonderfully made” (Psalm 139:14). [Ooooooooooooh!] Our bodies bear the hallmarks of design and the fingerprints of God. [Wow!] And a new study is highlighting that truth by demonstrating, once again, how incredibly designed our brains and systems are.

The “new study” he’s talking about is in The Scientist: Smell May Be Possible Without Olfactory Bulbs. Hambo says:

According to a new study, some women who are missing (or, at the very least, have significantly reduced) olfactory bulbs in their brains are still able to smell. [Gasp!] It is a surprising result because the olfactory bulbs are the part of the brain known to process the electrical signals the brain receives from the nose. But women in this study who lack these bulbs (and, interestingly, most are left-handed) had a nearly normal sense of smell.

Verily, it’s a miracle! What else could it be? Hambo gives us a quote from that article:

The neuroscientist leading the study explains,

The simplest interpretation of our findings is that these women were born without an olfactory bulb, but thanks to the extreme plasticity of the developing brain, they developed an alternative glomeruli map somewhere else in the brain not in the olfactory bulb … Although such plasticity is amazing, it is not out of the realm of what we have seen in human development.

That doesn’t impress Hambo. He informs us:

This plasticity of the brain certainly isn’t the first example that we’ve seen. [That’s what the neuroscientist said!] Please check out this article [link omitted] from 2018 about a boy who was missing his visual cortex, the part of the brain that normally processes vision, and could still see.

Because of all that plasticity, Hambo declares:

God has designed our brains and our bodies in such a remarkable way that, even in this sin-cursed and broken world, they respond in ways we couldn’t have imagined. We truly are fearfully and wonderfully made!

Verily, no one can deny it. He concludes with this:

And let’s face it. For all the research conducted on the human brain, no one truly understands how it all functions. Its complexity is beyond our understanding.

Hambo admits that this is beyond even his understanding. Therefore, it’s clearly proof of Oogity Boogity!

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14 responses to “Hambo Has Proof We Were Divinely Designed

  1. Verily. Amen. An impressive grasp of science and bulbs by beezlebub indeed.

  2. The last sentence of SC’s summation is the kicker. “If I don’t understand it, if nobody understands it (yet), then it must be supernatural”. That’s what Ham is saying. He’s really saying that.

    Oh, you can say that he’s echoing Paul. A lot of what’s worst about Christianity does. But at least Paul had the excuse that he was writing in the first century CE. Five centuries into the scientific revolution, we know better than to say, “We don’t know, therefore it must be God.” It simply doesn’t follow. In fact, it didn’t follow in the first century, either, but now it has become overwhelmingly plain.

    In fact, the sheer insouciance, the terrific chutzpah that it takes to make such an argument in a public place quite takes the breath away. How dare he? Why on earth would he think he can get away with something that blatantly, flagrantly idiotic?

    Alas, the answer to those questions is “experience”. Ham has been peddling obvious nonsense like this for decades, and making a very nice living from it. To the aphorism, probably not P T Barnum’s, “There’s a sucker born every minute” we must add a codicil: “…and a real sucker never knows when he’s been stung”.

  3. Michael Fugate

    Reading Ken’s Wiki page, his father was a principal and Ken was a teacher for 2 years (77-79). The implied claim is that schools and teachers could be openly Christian and creationist. Interesting. Did it change?

  4. @Dave Luckett
    Indeed. If we do not see how it works, then it is designed.
    On the other hand, if we do see how it works, then it is designed.

  5. Charles Deetz ;)

    Plasticity of the created body, okayed. Plasticity of the evolved body, no. A flagellum cant be some other thing first, it must be purpose created.

  6. I love the first paragraph (beginning with “The more scientists study …..”). Omit the Bible reference and it’s indistinguishable from IDiocy.
    Let’s face it, partners in evilution. The Wedge Strategy works. True, the Discotute hasn’t gained any influence on scientists. However its ideas have successfully penetrated Young Earth Creacrap!

  7. @DaveL: “That’s what Ham is saying.”
    And that’s what I’m talking about – one step further and we arrive at Irreducible Complexity.

  8. I remain with the problem of why an omniscient(!) creator made something that was dead-set on going awry, then revenges this by making it go more awry, but oh then fixes it a little bit to relieve the pain.

  9. chris schilling

    @FrankB writes:

    “…the Discotute hasn’t gained any influence on scientists. However its ideas have successfully penetrated Young Earth Creacrap!”

    Ha ha, yes! But the Discoveroids can’t even boast about this accomplishment, because it was never the prime target.

  10. Biologists have long known about developmental and physiological plasticity in both plants and animals. Nothing new here except another remarkable example. So did god design this plasticity to include mental illness, epilepsy, dementia, etc. Or is sin involved?

  11. Laurette McGovern

    I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: To creationists, everything (and I do mean EVERYTHING) is evidence of god’s existence.

  12. @Laurette McGovern
    Agreed.
    Creationists boast about the evidence for God’s existence.
    As if evidence for God’s existence also worked for evidence against evolution. And as if God’s existence were an explanation for phenomena of the natural world, such as for the variety of life.
    But, creationism being what it is, they eschew continuity, and argue that evolution is evidence against God’s existence, and in a further twist in that plot, to argue against evolution as if evidence against evolution were needed evidence for God’s existence. (Yes, creationism is really that confused!)

  13. Michael Fugate

    Not to mention they seem to be arguing against the word evolution and not the process itself. The DI seems to infatuated with Darwin and smearing him, as if the scientist is more important than the science.
    Should we relabel ID Johnsonism?

  14. Johnsonism? I’m not going there. ahem.