Did our title shock you? It’s the inevitable conclusion of the newest 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.
We found it at the website of Answers in Genesis (AIG), his creationist ministry, titled Evolution Doesn’t Work the Way They Think. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:
What is evolution? Well, that really does depend on who you ask, but most people use the term to refer to the origin of the species and the descent of all living organisms from a common ancestor — including humans supposedly evolving from apelike creatures.
That was a surprisingly rational statement from ol’ Hambo — but then he rejects it:
A recent article titled “Evolution Doesn’t Work the Way You Think It Does” attempted to explain the concepts of evolution, natural selection, and fitness to help readers better understand what evolution is all about. But was the author really describing evolution?
The article to which Hambo refers rambles a bit, but it’s not bad. Hambo, of course, has his own view of things. He says:
Throughout the article, Allison Fritts-Penniman, an evolutionary biologist, referred to various observable processes, such as mutations and natural selection, and then folded them into the overarching theme of evolution. Now, this is where the difference between observational and historical science comes in.
Ooooooooooooh! Hambo knows there are two kinds of science, and fools like you don’t have a clue. He explained it all a few years ago — see Ken Ham’s Historical vs. Observational Science. Now he tells us:
You see, we observe populations changing. We observe adaptation and natural selection. We observe mutations. All of this is observational science, and it has nothing to do with evolution as people most commonly define the term! This science is directly testable, observable, and repeatable.
That’s “observational science.” On the other hand:
Evolution in the molecules-to-man sense, however, is historical science and is not directly testable, observable, or repeatable. It is an interpretation, grounded in naturalism and atheism, that attempts to explain the observational evidence through a specific worldview lens.
Brilliant! He continues:
Natural selection and adaptation work on information that already exists (the God-created genetic diversity) — these processes do not produce brand-new genetic information and usually result in a loss of information. And mutations are a corruption of already-existing information — they don’t produce brand-new genetic information either.
Evolution produces nothing! Why can’t you evolutionists understand that? Let’s read on:
So where did all the genetic information in our DNA — a complex language system — come from? That’s something evolutionary ideas have never been able to explain. [Evolutionists are fools!] But evolution requires the addition of massive amounts of brand-new genetic information in order for a single-celled organism to evolve into a human over billions of years. But no such naturalistic process has ever been observed.
Actually, it has been observed — see New ‘Information’ from Gene Duplication. But don’t tell Hambo, it’ll just get him upset. Here’s another excerpt from his post:
The observational evidence doesn’t confirm evolutionary ideas. The evidence is only explained within a creation worldview based on God’s Word beginning in Genesis. In the biblical view, God created organisms according to their kinds with maximum genetic diversity to start with. So each kind will always reproduce within its kind and never between kinds (which is what we observe). There will be a lot of variety and diversity within a kind because of the incredible amount of created genetic diversity God gave each kind at the very beginning, but one kind never changes into another kind.
Ooooooooooooh! “One kind never changes into another kind.” Remember that, dear reader. Here’s more:
Natural selection, adaptation, mutations — all of these observable processes make sense and are easily explained with a biblical view of creation and the fall. But in an evolutionary view, there’s no mechanism to produce the genetic information needed.
And now we come to the end:
As always, the observational evidence confirms the history in God’s Word, not evolutionary ideas. Molecules-to-man naturalistic evolution is impossible and never happened . . . and never will!
Now do you understand, dear reader? If not, there is no hope for you.
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