Are you curious about the possibility of life on planets in other planetary systems? No one knows more about that topic than Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo) — the ayatollah of Appalachia, the world’s holiest man who knows more about religion and science than everyone else. He just posted this at the website of Answers in Genesis (AIG), his creationist ministry: Extraterrestrial Life More Common Than Previously Thought? Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:
Evolutionists are desperate [Desperate!] to find extraterrestrial life. Why? Because their worldview demands it. If life evolved here on earth, it must exist elsewhere — after all, in their view, the earth is only 4.5-billion-years-old, but the universe is 13.5-billion-years-old. So, if life evolved here, it must have evolved elsewhere, given how much older the universe is than earth with all its diversity of life. But the search hasn’t been successful.
Hambo understands those evolutionists so well! He says:
It’s interesting that the desperate hunt continues, with studies often giving differing results. For example, a recent article proclaimed, “Extraterrestrial life could be more common than previously thought, new study says.”
This is the article he’s talking about. It’s at Fox News. Hambo tells us:
The new study looked at binary star systems (where one star revolves around another, or around a common center). It concluded that a theoretical earth in this system would have a tilt similar to earth, one of the many ingredients necessary for life as we know it to exist. Since binary star systems are common, exoplanets with a tilted axis may be common as well. Therefore, they assume, life could also be common.
Oh no, that would be horrible! Then he gives us the good news:
But then you continue reading in the article. And it mentions two previous studies:
He quotes what Fox says about those earlier studies:
A comprehensive study published in June found no evidence of extraterrestrial life among more than 1,300 stars in close proximity to Earth, a hunt that spanned more than three years.
A separate study published that month drastically cut the number of planets that could potentially host intelligent life, noting that the definition for the “habitable zone” – the distance between a planet and star – “is likely limited relative to that for microbial life.”
Hambo is thrilled! He continues:
So, which is it? Is life common, or is it not? Well, we don’t start with evolutionary assumptions. We start with God’s Word as our starting point. [Hooray!] And God’s Word tells us that earth was specifically formed to be inhabited (Isaiah 45:18). So, we don’t expect to find life on other planets.
Ooooooooooooh! Hambo has solved the problem! He finishes with this:
Instead of studying the heavens and looking for signs of alien life, we should be studying the heavens because “the heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork” (Psalm 19:1) and because “great are the works of the Lord, studied by all who delight in them” (Psalm 111:2).
Hambo’s wisdom always amazes us. You don’t ever have to think about alien life again, dear reader. Isn’t that wonderful?
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