Once again we bring you a brilliant article by Ken Ham, (ol’ Hambo), the ayatollah of Appalachia, the world’s holiest man who knows more about religion and science than everyone else. It’s posted at the website of Answers in Genesis (AIG), ol’ Hambo’s creationist ministry, and it’s titled “Water Bear” Discovered Preserved in Amber. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:
Tardigrades (also known as water bears) are famous for their ability to survive nearly anything, including the vacuum of space. Evolutionists believe these microscopic animals have survived for 540 million years, and yet, partially due to their size, only three fossil specimens have been uncovered.
Some of that is confirmed in the Wikipedia article:titled Tardigrade. They don’t spend much time discussing fossils, presumably because numerous species of tardigrade are currently alive. Wikipedia says “There are about 1,300 known species in the phylum Tardigrada ,,, ” Then Hambo says:
The third tardigrade specimen — described as a “once-in-a-generation” find — was only just discovered, preserved incredibly beautifully in a piece of amber dated at supposedly 16 million years. As many amber fossils are, this tardigrade was so well preserved that scientists could observe fine details.
Why is Hambo interested in this fossil? He tells us:
Tardigrades are believed to be an “ancient lineage,” surviving since the so-called Cambrian period 540 million years ago. This specimen is thought to be, by evolutionary reckoning [Hee hee!], a mere 16 million years old — and yet the specimen is easily recognizable as a tardigrade, with minor differences internally to place it in a new genus. But tardigrades remain tardigrades!
Come on, Hambo, get to the point! Here it comes:
No evolution has occurred because evolution is nothing more than a story applied to the evidence to explain life without God. [Gasp!] But it does a poor job explaining the evidence because the true history of life is given to us in God’s Word!
Wow — tardigrades haven’t evolved. Darwinism is doomed! Hambo’s conclusion is sloppily drafted, but here’s a bit of it:
And a fossil tardigrade doesn’t “empirically [show] their progression through Earth history.” [Who is he quoting?] It shows a fossil tardigrade. [Duh!] … The fossil is empirical evidence — the explanation for how tardigrades evolved isn’t!
So there you are — wherever that is. Now that you’ve seen Hambo’s article, what’s your opinion, dear reader?
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