This is so exciting! 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 post is titled Explore the Galápagos Islands with Answers in Genesis!, 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]:
What comes to mind when you think of “the trip of a lifetime”? How about an epic adventure to a beautiful and remote corner of God’s creation — a string of islands rising out of the Pacific Ocean, 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador? Yes, I’m talking about the islands made famous by Charles Darwin — the Galápagos Islands — and you can join Answers in Genesis to discover them through the lens of a biblical worldview!
Ooooooooooooh! A trip to the Galápagos Islands — with Answers in Genesis! You’re not dreaming, dear reader. This is an actual post from ol’ Hambo! Let’s keep reading. Hambo says:
When people think of the Galápagos Islands, most immediately picture Charles Darwin (along with giant tortoises — and, yes, you get to see giant tortoises on the trip!). After all, Darwin made this isolated archipelago famous with his ideas about natural selection and the supposed evolution of “Darwin’s finches.”
Why in the world would ol’ Hambo be promoting a trip to such a place? He tells us:
But these islands are far from the “laboratory of evolution” that so many scientists consider them to be. Rather, they’re a tremendous confirmation of the biblical worldview and created kinds!
Aaaargh!! Can that be possible? Hambo continues:
Discover the truth about the Galápagos Islands for yourself as you snorkel in crystal-clear waters among creatures as diverse as sea turtles, penguins, sea lions, marine iguanas, reef sharks, rays, and a whole host of reef fish. You can also see giant (and we do mean giant) tortoises, birdwatch for exotic species, explore 1,200 species within the orchid kind in an orchidarium, and so much more.
Wowie — you can discover The Truth™ for yourself! Let’s read on:
During this guided trip, in partnership with Living and Learning [Whoever they are!], you’ll learn from Answers in Genesis’ Dr. Jennifer Rivera and Jessica Jaworski, along with Galápagos botanical expert Vivian Rivera. It’s an exciting time of adventuring and learning in the most incredible classroom of all — God’s creation!
If the guides are all people who work for or who were chosen by Hambo, then how can you go wrong? Another excerpt:
“Explore the Galápagos Islands” next year is taking place May 28 – June 7, 2024, and registration is coming soon. Find all the details, including the trip itinerary, on our event page.
Wowie — a ticket costs only $5,999. And now we come to the end:
Space is limited, so if this trip grabs your interest [How could it not?], be sure to stay tuned and secure your place as soon as registration opens. What a unique opportunity!
You don’t want to miss this one, dear reader. And when you go, tell ’em the Curmudgeon sent ya!
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