Think about it, dear reader. What is meant by “Creation Research”? Creationism is a collection of guesswork and stories that emerged millennia in the past, when humanity had no telescopes, no microscopes, and no information about the world beyond their homeland. They looked around and saw the Sun, the Moon, day and night, some birds and animals, and they experienced summer and winter. They couldn’t understand any of it, so they conjured up creation myths and deities.
We’ve come a long way since those days — well, some of us have. Others prefer the simple tales conjured up in ancient days. So it is with 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: Discover the Latest in Creation Research in a Brand-New AiG Resource.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! The latest “creation research.” What in the world is that? How is it done? What does it tell us about — well, about anything? You’ll soon find out — maybe. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:
I’m excited to announce we have yet another new resource available in our online store! I’ve always had a burden [A burden?] for AiG to produce as many materials as possible to equip people of all ages. But first, a little background.
Get ready for some background. Hambo says:
In 2017, AiG’s Dr. Nathaniel Jeanson [link to AIG’s bio info on the guy], who has earned a PhD in cell and developmental biology from Harvard University, released his book Replacing Darwin.
We wrote about that creation scientist a year ago — see The Mind of Nathaniel Jeanson. Hambo links to Jeanson’s book at the AIG bookstore, but we looked for it at Amazon — and here it is. It’s got 336 pages and it costs only $16.35 in hardcover. And get this — the publisher is Master Books. Their website’s “about us” section brags that they’re “the exclusive publisher for Ken Ham, the founder and CEO of Answers in Genesis, the Creation Museum, and the Ark Encounter.”
The background info on Jeanson isn’t over yet. Hambo tells us:
This incredibly powerful book looked at genetics — a branch of science that didn’t exist in Darwin’s day — and found a massive challenge for those who hold to evolutionary ideas. [Wow!] The book also put forth a testable prediction from the creation model.
Ooooooooooooh! Creationism makes a testable prediction — but it’s not described. Anyway, having given us some background, Hambo now gives us the news:
Dr. Jeanson has now written a second book, Replacing Darwin Made Simple [link to Hambo’s bookstore]. It is the “Cliff Notes” version of Replacing Darwin and is designed to give believers a good overview of the content of the longer book and answers many of the questions believers have about speciation, ark kinds [ark kinds?], and more. It also contains a practical section about sharing Replacing Darwin with others.
We can’t find the thing at Amazon, so if you want it, you’ll have to buy it from Hambo. He continues:
This new book, done in a similar style to our popular pocket guides, is only 96 pages and summarizes the key points of Replacing Darwin in a way that any layperson can understand and then articulate to others.
Drooler to drooler, so to speak. Let’s read on:
Discover the latest in creationist research in this short book. [Hee hee!] And it’s on sale for only $3.99, so I encourage you to order a few extra copies to share with others!
The latest creationist research was probably 3,000 years ago, when the Genesis myths were being assembled. Here’s another excerpt from Hambo:
It stands as a book on its own. You can also use it to get an overview before reading Dr. Jeanson’s detailed version.
Yes, the typical creationist probably needs an “overview” to prepare for the difficulties of understanding the bigger book. Hambo goes on for just a little bit more:
Here is a short interview with Dr. Jeanson, discussing why he wrote the book and some of the key points you’ll find in it. [Video at Hambo’s post.]
And now we come to the end:
You can find this new resource at our online store, [link omitted].
So there you are, dear reader. As Hambo’s title promised, you now have a source for learning about the latest creation research. Isn’t that wonderful?
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