The only thing we can figure out about stuff like this is that it’s supposed to impress the droolers. It’s a new post by Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo) — the ayatollah of Appalachia, the world’s holiest man who knows more about religion and science than everyone else.
At the website of Answers in Genesis (AIG), Hambo’s creationist ministry, he just posted Fossil Footprints — Found Millions of Years Before the Creatures Who Made Them? Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:
Every year, hordes of tourists descend on Grand Canyon to enjoy the natural beauty of this geological wonder. But many tourists hiking the popular Bright Angel Trail missed something very interesting — a series of fossilized footprints preserved in a boulder, lying next to the trail, that had broken off a cliff in the nearby Manakacha Formation. But in 2016, a geology professor hiking with his students noticed the footprints, and now research on these tracks has been released.
Hambo links to an article at a website about the Grand Canyon maintained by the National Park Service: Cliff Collapse Reveals 313-million-year-old Fossil Footprints in Grand Canyon National Park, and he doesn’t like it. He says:
One of the scientists who studied these tracks, Stephen Rowland, shares:
[Hambo quotes Rowland:] These are by far the oldest vertebrate tracks in Grand Canyon, which is known for its abundant fossil tracks . . . More significantly . . . they are among the oldest tracks on Earth of shelled-egg-laying animals, such as reptiles, and the earliest evidence of vertebrate animals walking in sand dunes.
Hambo believes the world is only 6,000 years old, so we can imagine that he’s red in the face, foaming at the mouth, and rolling around chewing the carpet. After recovering his composure he tells us:
He believes these tracks are 313 million years old [The fool!] and represent two separate animals moving along the slope of a sand dune. These prints show movement identical to that of “living species of tetrapods” (cats and dogs are provided as examples of tetrapods), showing “the use of this gait very early in the history of vertebrate animals.” In others words, even after 313 million years of supposed evolution — tetrapods still walk the same way!
What’s the problem? Fish still swim, birds still fly, so why can’t tetrapods still walk? Perhaps it will be explained. Hambo continues:
In places like the Grand Canyon, scientists routinely find fossilized trackways millions of years before they find fossils of the creatures that made them. [Does he expect every creature to drop dead in its tracks?] It’s pretty convenient that creatures made footprints . . . then millions of years later the same creatures lived in the same region and just happened to be fossilized too! (Actually, such a notion strains credulity! [Why?] It makes much more sense that these footprints and the creatures that made them were buried very soon after one another as the global floodwaters buried creatures as they fled).
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Yes, that makes much more sense. Let’s read on:
Geologist Dr. Andrew Snelling, who heads up our Research Department here at Answers in Genesis, comments on finds such as this one:
[Hambo quotes his creationist geologist:] Yes, it’s a pattern in the fossil record that footprints are found in strata millions of years before foot bones, and evolutionists never explain how the critter survived millions of years after leaving its footprints until it finally got buried. [It’s not the identical animal that made the footprints!] … Often there is 5 to even 20 million years between the fossilized footprints and the fossilized foot bones of the same animals. How did these animals survive for these millions of years after making their footprints before their bodies were buried and fossilized? … It all only makes sense if the time between footprint-making and the animals perishing was hours or days at most during the global flood. … Once again the secular millions-of-years belief fails to explain the evidence, whereas the flood model based on God’s eyewitness account in His authoritative, inerrant Word easily makes sense of the observed evidence.
Amazing, isn’t it? Having quoted Andrew Snelling, his creationist geologist, Hambo finishes with this:
Like Dr. Snelling said, once again, the evidence confirms what we’d expect starting with God’s Word in Genesis and not the “just-so” evolutionary story.
Once again the evidence confirms creationism. So why, dear reader, are you still a Darwinist?
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