We often describe Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo) as the ayatollah of Appalachia, the world’s holiest man who knows more about religion and science than everyone else. But that description may be inadequate, because — as you will soon see — he also knows more about the universe than anyone else!
Does that surprise you? Wait until you read Hambo’s latest post at Answers in Genesis (AIG), his creationist ministry. It’s titled UFO Sightings? Scientist: “We Shouldn’t Rule Out the Possibility [of] Alien[s]”. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:
The notion of aliens in outer space is constantly in the news, with more and more people believing in the existence of “little green men” and the possibility that they’ve visited earth. Well, in a recent series of tweets [Link omitted!], one theoretical physicist argues that we need to look into UFO sightings, and while we can’t just assume it’s alien spacecraft, “it’s a possibility we can’t ignore.”
We don’t know who that tweeting theoretical physicist is, but it makes sense — at least to your Curmudgeon — to keep an open mind. Hambo doesn’t think so. He says:
Now, many scientists and others object to the idea of aliens visiting earth due to the vast distances in space. But this scientist says, “The universe is incredibly old, and we’ve only possessed the means for space travel for a few decades. If we consider the possibility that alien races have had millions of years to develop propulsion technology, who knows how quickly they might skip from planet to planet.”
That makes sense to us — but Hambo strongly disagrees. He explains:
And therein lies the heart of the question of aliens: the idea of millions and millions of years. In his worldview, the scientist believes that the universe is billions of years old [Egad!] and evolution is occurring on planets throughout the universe. [Gasp!] So some supposed alien race may have evolved and developed far superior technology than we earthlings have managed to accomplish.
Only a hell-bound fool would believe such blasphemous nonsense! Hambo continues:
But in order for such an idea to even be entertained, you have to accept the notion of a billions-of-years-old universe and biological evolution (contrary to the observational evidence of a young universe from astronomy!). [Link to an AIG book omitted!]
Let’s read on:
When it comes to the question of aliens, it’s a worldview question based on what you believe about the past. Because I believe the Bible’s history, I reject evolution and millions/billions of years so, no, I don’t believe there are alien races skipping around from planet to planet somewhere in a galaxy far, far away. Now do I believe in UFOs? Yes, I do. Anything that is flying around that I can’t identify is, well, a UFO! I also have other theological reasons for rejecting the idea of aliens, which you can read about here. [Link omitted!]
Hambo finishes his post with some wise advice:
So next time you hear claims about the possibility (or even necessity) of alien life, consider the worldview of the person making the claim.
At the start of this post we told you that our description of Hambo may be inadequate. Besides religion and science, he also knows more about the whole universe than everyone else. What do you think, dear reader? Is Hambo even greater than we ever knew?
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