Category Archives: Creationism

Hambo’s Videos Have Had Thirty Million Views

This may be the best news we’ve ever seen 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. In fact, it may be the most amazing news we’ve ever seen anywhere!

Hambo’s new post is titled Answers in Genesis YouTube Channel Hits 30,000,000 Views! Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:

What a milestone! Our Answers in Genesis YouTube channel — which features thousands of videos to help Christians defend their faith and to challenge unbelievers with the gospel message — recently reached 30,000,000 views! [Gasp!] Praise the Lord! Think of all the people being impacted by these powerful videos.

Ooooooooooooh! Thirty million views! Think of all the drooling creationists who found satisfaction at Hambo’s YouTube channel. Aren’t you thrilled? Then Hambo displays his modesty:

We give God the glory for bringing so many people, from all around the world, to our channel to learn his truth. I also want to thank two different groups:

Who are the two groups? He tells us:

1. Our incredible staff! We could never do what God has allowed us to do without the dedicated and talented staff he brings to us. A huge “thank you” to the many teams and individuals involved with our YouTube channel, including video production, content creation, editing, uploading videos, social media, graphic design, and more.

Hooray for Hambo’s incredible staff! Who else does he want to thank? He continues:

2. Our generous donors. Your generosity to this ministry enables us to continue producing top-quality content that reaches millions and millions of people around the world. Thank you for faithfully giving to this ministry. The Lord has multiplied and blessed what you’ve given.

Hambo’s donors must be thrilled beyond description. Are you one of them, dear reader? Well, good for you! Here’s our last excerpt from Hambo’s splendid post:

Thirty million views — wow! Praise the Lord for what he’s done.

Your Curmudgeon is impressed. Hambo is way ahead of us. This humble blog has no staff and no donors, which is probably why — although we’ve had millions of views — the number isn’t even close to thirty million.

Hambo, the Curmudgeon salutes you!

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We’re Defeated by Evolution’s Biggest Problems

Today we found a brilliant post at the creationist blog of the Discovery Institute. It’s titled Biologist Jonathan Wells Gives “Top Scientific Problems with Evolution”, and it doesn’t have an author’s by-line. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:

A new ID the Future episode [Ooooooooooooh! A Discoveroid podcast!] spotlights a new book, The Comprehensive Guide to Science and Faith: Exploring the Ultimate Questions about Life and the Cosmos [Amazon link], and specifically a chapter by biologist Jonathan Wells titled “What are the Top Scientific Problems with Evolution?”

Wowie — evolution’s top problems! This is exciting! Most of our regular readers know who Wells is. If you need a refresher, see Discovery Institute: The Genius of Jonathan Wells. The Discoveroid post then says:

Wells is the guest, and the host is geologist and Center for Science and Culture associate director Casey Luskin [Hee hee!], who co-edited the anthology from Harvest House. Download the podcast or listen to it here. [Link omitted!]

Verily, a dynamic duo! After that introduction, the Discoveroids tell us:

In this episode the first problem that Wells highlights concerns homology and convergence. [Whoopee!] A second problem involves fossils. Darwin anticipated “innumerable transitions” in the fossil record, but such a rainbow of transitional forms has never been found. [Gasp!] Not even close.

Egad — there are no transitional fossils! At least that’s what we hear from creationists. Casey has been making that claim for years — see Discovery Institute: Transitional Fossils? No Way! Whenever creationists make that claim, we just link to Wikipedia’s ever-growing List of transitional fossils. Okay, the Discoveroid post continues:

Another problem, molecular phylogenies.[What?] Another: the lack of observational evidence that natural selection can help to accumulate many small changes into major new innovations.

BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Once again, the Discoveroids are dancing the micro-macro mambo — described in Common Creationist Claims Confuted. Let’s read on:

What about the power of random mutations, with or without natural selection? Wells says that this, too, is a problem for modern evolutionary theory, and he provides laboratory evidence to support his claim.

Ooooooooooooh! Laboratory evidence that mutations don’t do anything. That’s amazing! Here’s another excerpt:

Another problem: evidence pouring in from what are known as molecular phylogenies.

Pouring in? Well, whatcha gonna do? Oh, Wikipedia has an article on Molecular phylogenetics. Strange, they don’t say that Darwinism is doomed. Anyway, here’s the end of the Discoveroids’ post:

As Luskin notes, there is much more in the essay, and it’s only one of many essays in the new anthology, with contributions from many of the leading lights of the intelligent design movement. [Impressive!] Each essay is written in a concise and accessible form.

Okay, dear reader. It appears that the Discoveroids are finally demolishing Darwin’s theory, and now we all look like fools! There’s no way to deny it — the Designer does what he does because that’s what he does! You can’t argue with that, can you?

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Creationist Wisdom #1,086: The Joy of Creationism

Today’s letter-to-the-editor (this one is actually a column) can be found in the Bonner County Daily Bee of Sandpoint, Idaho, population 7,365. The column is titled The joy and wonder of creationism, and the newspaper has no comments feature.

Unless the letter-writer is a politician, preacher, or other public figure, we won’t embarrass or promote him by using his full name — but today we have a preacher. It’s Pastor Jerry Favor, described at the end as pastor of Victory Church of Sagle, Idaho. Here are some excerpts from the rev’s column, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:

After much study of secular and biblical sources I have become convinced that God created the world and its people in six literal 24-hour days. [Scripture quotes omitted.] One of the major realizations in my studies was to acknowledge that the evolution explanation itself is ridiculous when you think that life just spontaneously occurred or that the universe resulted from a big bang. The chances of either happening alone, without some sort of intelligence as the source, is totally impossible.

Impressive, isn’t it? The rev has given this a lot of thought. He says:

The only logical explanation is that there is a God and that He created the universe by the power of His word. [The logic is undeniable!] By definition, God is infinitely powerful and knowledgeable and therefore is easily able to create multiple universes simultaneously if He so desires.

By golly, the rev proved it by definition! After that he tells us:

Even if you just looked at the construction and operation of the human eye you could only conclude that a divine creator produced that part of your body. Not to mention the complexity and interdependence of the rest of creation.

We have to mention Buffoon Award Winner — The Intelligent Designer. Okay, let’s see some more of the rev’s column:

There are those who have compromised their faith and teach theistic evolution. [Gasp!] Answers in Genesis [Hambo’s creationist ministry!] describes it as “the false teaching that God started or directed evolutionary processes. This view makes God a bumbling, incompetent Creator and the author of death and suffering as it puts them before mankind’s sin. It calls into question the truth of God’s Word and his character as an all-powerful, loving God.”

The rev quotes ol’ Hambo, so you can be certain that he knows his stuff! He continues:

The joy of creation is knowing that you came from the created Adam. You are a creation of the God of the universe. [Ooooooooooooh!] You can have a relationship with your creator through His Son, Jesus Christ, when you repent of your sin and trust Him as your savior. You are more than an animal, you have a soul with meaning and purpose beyond mere actions of instinct.

Great stuff, huh? And now we come to the end:

Don’t back down from the truth of creation. Stand firm with the truth of the word because the worlds [sic] theories and explanations come and go but God is forever and forever the true creator of the universe whether you believe it or not.

That was very impressive, don’t you agree, dear reader? Great column, rev!

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Was the Ark Found? No? Hambo Doesn’t Care!

We have some really exciting news for you today, dear reader. We found it 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. Hambo’s new post is titled “Boat-Like Formation” Matching Noah’s Ark Discovered in Turkey?, and it was written by Hambo himself. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:

You may have seen exciting headlines like this one: “3D scans show boat-like formation matching ‘biblical’ description of Noah’s Ark, archaeologists say.” According to reports, researchers using ground-penetrating radar have discovered a boat-shaped formation matching the dimensions of the biblical ark, including “parallel lines and right angles,” on Mount Tendürek in Eastern Turkey. Could it be true — has Noah’s ark been found?

We’ve had lots of false reports about the Ark’s discovery, for example: Has Noah’s Ark Been Found? We also wrote Noah’s Ark Found! On Uranus!, But Hambo’s news today could be the real thing! He says:

Well, this isn’t a new find — this is the Durupinar site we’ve written about many times before (for example here, here, and here). [Links omitted!!] It was first postulated as an Ark site back in 1959 and has been disputed (and refuted) ever since, including by Christians and creationists who believe God’s Word and would certainly love to find the ark (although we don’t have to). But we don’t believe researchers have discovered Noah’s ark at Durupinar (or anywhere else) for a number of reasons.

Darn! When we saw Hambo’s headline, we were all excited. Now … we don’t know what to think. Let’s see what else he has to tell us:

Geologist, and director of our research department, Dr. Andrew Snelling, explains:

We do not expect the Ark to have survived and been available to find after 4,350 years. With no mature trees available for Noah and his family to build shelters after they got off the Ark, there is every reason to expect they dismantled the Ark (which they didn’t need anymore) to salvage timber from it.

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These claims regarding this site have been made for more than 25 years and have been refuted many times before. We don’t need to find the Ark to accept it as a historical reality. We already have the infallible testimony of the ever-present, all-knowing Creator in His Word. And even if the Ark were found, scoffers would still reject the evidence, dismissing it as a replica built by worshippers to a myth they believed in.

They’re pretty clever at ol’ Hambo’s ministry. The bible is sufficient, and they don’t need to find the Ark. Hambo continues:

So, has Noah’s ark been found? We would say no. And we don’t need to find the ark to demonstrate the Bible is true (though it certainly would be the find of the century!) — the Bible is testimony enough to the historicity of this event. And, as Dr. Snelling said, skeptics “would just explain away the evidence, as they do the mountains of evidence for a global flood [link omitted].

Yeah — those hell-bound fools don’t even believe in the Flood, so of course they wouldn’t believe in the Ark, even if it were found! Let’s read on:

That doesn’t mean apologetics and presenting evidence aren’t used by God to open hearts and minds to the gospel — we receive testimonies on a regular basis of how God is doing just that. But it does mean our hope shouldn’t be in “a silver bullet” that would convince massive numbers of skeptics or forever vindicate the Bible.

Hambo doesn’t need a silver bullet. He has The Truth! And that’s exactly what he says in his final paragraph:

Rather our hope should be in the power of the gospel (Romans 1:16), the absolute truth of eternal God’s Word (Psalm 119:89) and the promise that Christ will build his church and not even the gates of hell can stand against it (Matthew 16:18)!

So there you are. The Ark hasn’t been found, and it doesn’t need to be found. Evidence means nothing. All you need is faith!

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