Category Archives: Creationism

ICR Says You’re Not Descended from Apes

This was found at the website of the Institute for Creation Research (ICR) — the granddaddy of of all creationists outfits, the fountainhead of young Earth creationist wisdom. It’s titled Adam or Apes Dallas Film Premiere at the ICR Discovery Center, and it has no author’s by-line. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:

Join us on Thursday, December 15th for the Dallas film premiere of Creation Class: Adam or Apes at the ICR Discovery Center! Be among the first to watch this new film, ask questions during a live Q&A session, and enjoy a meet & greet with the film’s producers and talent. Tickets are free [Wow!] but registration is required. Seating is limited — we encourage you to reserve your tickets today.

Exciting, huh? Then they say:

Ever since Darwin [the beast!] proposed his theory of evolution by means of natural selection, scientists have been eager to find proof. The hunt for clues to human evolution takes center stage. Fossil specimens are frequently presented to the public as undeniable confirmation that modern man developed from an ape-like ancestor. Are these claims valid? Is the evidence so ironclad that no one can dispute it?

Well, is our descent from apes really undeniable? ICR tells us:

Join ICR paleobiochemist Dr. Brian Thomas as he unravels some of the biases inherent in the scientific community and dismantles the claims regarding several alleged “missing links.”

This is thrilling! ICR continues:

Can science and faith be reconciled? [Can they?] What should we believe about the Bible’s account of human origins and Earth history? ICR’s Creation Class series affirms the accuracy and reliability of Scripture. [Hooray!] Join ICR experts as they teach how science — from genetics to geology — confirms the truth of God’s Word.

Wowie — what a wonderful film!

The rest of ICR’s post is even more exciting. They have a trailer from the film that you can look at, and they have a link where you can register to go and see it. Well — what are you waiting for? Oh, be sure to tell ’em the curmudgeon sent ya!

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A Clam Proves Evolution Never Happened

This one popped up at the website of Answers in Genesis (AIG), the creationist ministry of 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 titled Very Tiny Clam the Newest “Living Fossil”, and it was written by ol’ Hambo himself. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:

Imagine this [PhysOrg link]: it’s November 2018, and a scientist is carefully turning over rocks in rocky tidal pools full of cold ocean water along the Southern California coast. He’s looking for nudibranchs. But, rather than a colorful sea slug, he spots something very small and translucent stuck to a rock — it’s a bivalve (clam) he’s never seen before.

Very exciting. What happened next? Hambo says:

Fast forward four years and this scientist has a claim to fame as the discoverer of a new species. But it’s actually more interesting than that!

Why is it interesting? Hambo tells us:

The species this researcher discovered wasn’t really a new species. It had been observed and documented before . . . as a fossil. That’s right. A tiny clam, known only from the fossil record, turned up alive and well on a beach in Southern California!

Okay, the thing never went extinct. What can Hambo do with this? He continues:

That makes this clam a “living fossil,” a living creature that is virtually identical to its fossilized counterpart (there are many examples of such living things). [So what?] This is surprising in the evolutionary worldview that believes the fossil clams lived tens of thousands of years ago during the time of the La Brea Tar Pits, but it is not surprising in the biblical worldview.

Where is Hambo going with this? Let’s read on:

You see, when we apply the true history of the world to fossils, we understand that most fossils were formed just a few thousand years ago [Hambo’s bold font!], buried during the cataclysmic global flood.

Yup, that’s The Truth all right. But what is Hambo trying to tell us? Another excerpt:

The land animal kinds survived on the Ark and sea creatures, like the kind this micro-mollusk belongs to, survived in the waters outside the ark.

Yeah, yeah, so where’s the punch line? Here it comes, right at the end:

Since that was only about 4,350 years ago [Hee hee!], it’s not surprising that this kind survived and looks so similar to its fossilized counterparts. No evolution has occurred because evolution has never occurred.

Then why aren’t there living examples of every fossil — like the dinosaurs? Perhaps Hambo will explain that in his next blog article.

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Here’s Undeniable Proof of Intelligent Design

The game’s over, dear reader. After you read the latest post at the creationist blog of the Discovery Institute, you’re going to abandon your foolish Darwinism forever.

The Discoveroids’ new post is titled Laufmann: Billions of Ways to Die!, and it has no author’s by-line. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:

Engineer Steve Laufmann, co-author with Dr. Howard Glicksman of Your Designed Body [Amazon link!], the new book from Discovery Institute Press [BWAHAHAHAHAHA!], explains a basic reality that evolutionary biologists overlook.

We couldn’t resist clicking on their Amazon link. Wowie — the price is only $25.95 for a vanity press book, and it has an incredible 474 pages. There are no customer’s reviews yet. You can be the first! And yes, Amazon has a “look inside” feature.

Okay, back to the Discoveroid post and the “basic reality that evolutionary biologists overlook.” They quote Laufmann, one of the book’s co-authors, who says:

“The message of our book is really simple: there are billions and billions of ways to be dead and a very, very few ways to be alive. And the very few ways to be alive require some special properties of the body without all those properties in place you’re not going to make it.”

Ooooooooooooh! That is brilliant! The Discoveroid post ends with a video we haven’t looked at, and then they say this:

Get your copy now!

That command is another link to Amazon. Okay, dear reader, we know you’re gonna buy the thing. When you do, tell ’em the Curmudgeon sent ya!

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Hambo Discusses the World’s Population

At the website of Answers in Genesis (AIG), the creationist ministry of 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 Be Fruitful and Multiply? Earth’s Population Hits 8 Billion, and it was written by ol’ Hambo himself. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:

Earth just hit a significant milestone. For the first time ever (that we know of — no one knows what the pre-flood population was [Hee hee!]), there are now eight billion people on the planet. While this has been celebrated by some people, many climate alarmists, as expected, have been wringing their hands, moaning about the damage that such a large number of people are doing to “Mother Earth.” But how should Christians view this milestone?

A population that big means that there are a lot of drooling customers willing to buy tickets for Hambo’s creationist attractions, so Hambo should be delighted — and he is. He says:

Well, we should view it according to God’s Word. In Genesis, God gives humanity their mandate:

And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” (Genesis 1:28)

And that’s not all. He tells us:

This charge to have children and fill the earth is then given again after the flood,

”And God blessed Noah and his sons and said to them, ‘Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth.’” (Genesis 9:1)

That seems clear enough. So what’s the problem? There isn’t any! Hambo explains:

So, we shouldn’t bemoan what 8 billion people might do to the planet — we should celebrate that there are 8 billion image-bearers of God living on this wonderful planet he made for us!

But it’s not that simple. Let’s read on:

Many of the news items reporting on the unknown 8 billionth person’s birth, like this one [Link omitted!], highlight that:

While the Earth’s population is growing quickly, the growth rate is starting to slow down. Eventually, it will start falling and our societies will shrink.

Egad, the population will shrink! Hambo continues:

Sadly, this declining birth rate is largely the result of teaching generations of children things like:

* Babies are just a choice and not a blessing from God.
* Babies aren’t persons until they are born and can be murdered if the mother decides she doesn’t want the baby.
* Motherhood is drudgery and women should aspire for literally anything other than being a wife and mother.
* Marriage is bad so don’t get married.
* Climate change will ruin the earth so don’t bring children into this world because either they will just add to the problem or they will suffer from the effects of climate change.

And so on and so forth!

Rather grim, huh? Here’s another excerpt:

I would also like to point out that humanity’s population size is actually a challenge to the evolutionary worldview. Why?

Well, consider that evolutionists [The fools!] believe modern man has existed for over 200,000 years. And yet, as the article I linked above states, we didn’t hit even a billion people until about 200 years ago. So, for tens and tens of thousands of years, humanity’s size somehow just didn’t grow? Did it stay ridiculously small for an almost incomprehensible amount of time before suddenly exploding in our modern era? That doesn’t make any sense, even with our medical advances!

Jeepers, he’s right! Here’s more:

In this view, if we use conservative numbers, there should be a whopping 10,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 people on the planet (more atoms than there are in the universe!) — and that’s only going back 50,000 years in supposed human history! Go back to 200,000 years and the problem just gets worse!

Incredible — until Hambo brings some good sense to the situation:

But consider the 8 billion number through the lens of Scripture. Humanity has only been around for about 6,000 years — and the population dropped to just eight about 4,350 years ago during the global flood. Even using a conservative estimate for population growth, 8 billion is a very reasonable number for us to be reaching in 2022.

Yes, very reasonable. And now we come to the end:

As always, the observational evidence confirms God’s Word, not evolutionary imaginings.

Ooooooooooooh! What would we do without Hambo?

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