They’re not afraid to tackle tough issues at Answers in Genesis (AIG) — the creationist ministry of Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo). They just posted The Platypus Is an Evolutionary Puzzle — Have They Finally Solved It? It was written by ol’ Hambo himself, the ayatollah of Appalachia, the world’s holiest man who knows more about religion and science than everyone else. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:
One of the more enigmatic creatures in the world lives Down Under in rivers and creeks of my native Australia — it has fur like a mammal (and the fur glows in UV light), spurs like a rooster, lays eggs like a bird, has webbed feet like a duck, a tail like a beaver, and venom like a snake. What is it? It’s the platypus of course!
The glowing fur was recently discovered. We posted about it here: The Platypus Is the Intelligent Designer’s Joke. But that’s not what Hambo is writing about today. He says:
This mosaic creature has always been a puzzle to evolutionists. After all, what did such a bizarre creature supposedly evolve from? Well, evolutionists now claim their understanding of the platypus’ origins has greatly advanced.
To back that up, Hambo links to this article in ScienceDaily: Mapping the platypus genome: How Earth’s oddest mammal got to be so bizarre. Then he tells us:
[S]cientists announced they’ve mapped the platypus genome. As they peer into the observational science (DNA sequences), they’ve interpreted them (with historical science) through the lens of their worldview and their evolutionary beliefs about the past. They’ve concluded that this aquatic mammal has lost and gained various genes throughout its history. But this is nothing more than storytelling. [Typical Darwinism!]
That’s quite an ark-load of creationist clunkers packed into one short paragraph. Very impressive! AIG has previously blogged about the platypus, and they said it was Hambo’s favorite animal because it’s so obviously a product of creationism — see Answers in Genesis: Behold the Platypus. Now they have this new study to rant about. Hambo quotes sweet Georgia Purdom, one of AIG’s creation scientistists, who says:
The platypus is very unique because it shares features with mammals, birds, and reptiles. It’s quite the puzzle for evolutionists to imagine what it might have evolved from! Now that the platypus genome has been decoded, scientists have woven together a STORY about genes lost and gained through millions of years of evolutionary history to make the platypus what it is today. [They’re fools!] … However, that DNA sequence doesn’t tell us that the creature really did evolve, how that creature evolved, when it evolved, or what it evolved from. That information is imposed on the data by scientists that start with an evolutionary worldview.
Hambo concludes his post by informing us:
Studying the genomes of various creatures does indeed offer great insight [Really?], but it’s not insight into their origins. [Hee hee!] If we want to understand origins, we need to first look to the true history found in God’s Word, which tells us God created everything in six days and just a few thousand years ago.
As always, Darwinists are hell-bound idiots, while Hambo speaks The Truth™!
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