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Sunday, December 14, 2008

Ken Ham- A Study of a Pitiful Deluded Fundamentalist

Ray Comfort is an idiot; kind of like a credulous little kid. He even enjoys being the class fool by making his vague circumlocutions and totally fabricated remarks about science. He then goes on to admit that he has no knowledge whatsoever of science. He thinks he is being "cute." I consider him generally discredited and his hate for Catholics and all other xtian sects exhibits his insecurity and his need to demonize others. I see him as a pathetic dunce, at best.

Now we have Ken Ham

From the New Yorker Magazine:

"Dystopia in Kentucky"

".......The sixty-thousand-square-foot museum mimics the language, layout, and technical effects of state-of-the-art science museums: mastodon fossils and mineral crystals, soaring dioramas of life-size animatronic dinosaurs, several movie theatres, conference rooms, caf├ęs, even a planetarium, and an echoing soundtrack of bird calls. But, as you pay your $19.95 and walk through the entry hall, there are clues that this is all a sophisticated sham.
The simulation serves a primitive ideology known as “young-earth creationism,” which promotes the idea that the earth is just over six thousand years old and that the fossil record appeared after the Flood, around 4300 B.C......" But hey, you all knew that.

Here is the tripe that I'm bitching about today.

He has an article up, "Too Many Theories?"

If you have a few minutes, and the stomach for bullshit, have a look and let us know what ya think of this shit.

Ham is bringing in millions of dollars but he did have a quiet mutiny among his minions last year.
I can see his followers donating money to the Kentucky monument to dystopia, but he was quietly testing the waters to try to build a Creation Museum on the Island of Saipan!

Oh! that would have been a coup d' etat, to place a monument to his silly beliefs on an idyllic Pacific island. And what a better place to hang out! He claimed that tourism would bring the visitors, but when Ham's minions discovered that most of the tourists were Japanese, who wouldn't even think of going to a pit of ignorance like that, they balked and the project was dropped. It is obvious that the Hamster considers himself a God, and makes his followers treat him like one, but he went a bit too far in this case.
[Disclaimer] After writing the last paragraph I was looking for some supporting documents but it seems that they have disappeared. So, rather than delete the paragraph please consider it anecdotal until I do find some cites.

Let's rip on him a bit!

[Edit]
Looks like Ham is still trying to make it happen.

"A controversial organization's bid to build a museum devoted to creationism on Saipan appears for now to be on hold due to a need for funding and land for the project, according to a spokesman. In a statement, David Crandall of the group Answers in Genesis said that building a museum on creationism-the belief that the biblical account of the Earth's origins is literal truth-in the CNMI is still on the group's agenda..........
In a 2007 statement that was signed by more than 800 scientists after the opening of the Creation Museum, the National Center for Science Education said that students “who accept this material as scientifically valid are unlikely to succeed in science courses at the college level. These students will need remedial instruction in the nature of science, as well as in the specific areas of science misrepresented by Answers in Genesis.”

This is outright fraud.

6 comments:

  1. Hey, that article wasn't written by the Hamster. It was written by Bodie Hodge, whom I have never heard of before.

    Hodge, can't seem to understand that the universe is expanding, so he/she dismisses the big bang theory without any further thought.

    I'm getting to think that willful ignorance really is a sin.

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  2. Thanks, RM, I meant to mention that in the post, but remember, these people sign an oath to stay in total lockstep with the Hamster.

    Hodge has a degree in Engineering.
    That does not even qualify him to make his idiotic statements.

    "Bodie Hodge attended Southern Illinois University at Carbondale (SIUC) and received a BS and MS (in 1996 and 1998 respectively) there in mechanical engineering. His specialty was a subset of mechanical engineering based in advanced materials processing, particularly starting powders."---from AIG site

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  3. It gets even worse. Hodge doesn't even nderstand carbon dating:
    "The next part, Hodge tries to refute the claim about dating methods being accurate. He says that creationists are using carbon dating to undermine the so-called "millions of years" dates while what they are doing nothing but abusing carbon dating and claims that scores of carbon 14 samples have been found to help YECs confirm their myth about the 6,000 year old to be true. However, this article from John Steer's No Answers in Genesis easily debunks this faulty claim.

    Now Hodge claims that most dates for dinosaurs are done through geological column dating which is not the case. He also claims that most dinosaur fossils were formed around 4,500 years ago, which is a blatant lie. This is the alleged year of the Great Flood of Noah that never occurred. Otherwise, we would see evidence of the Pyramids of Egypt located in Giza, including The Pyramid of Khufu, not being finished because the builders were forced to drop everything and run for their lives because of an oncoming of a massive wall of water. But what we find in Egypt is not at all the case.

    Next, Hodge gives out the falsehood still being used by YECs to this day about a Native American burial ground in Moab, UT dated a few centuries old falsely claimed to be a gravesite of men who once lived during the time of the dinosaurs. These 2 article below nixes the claim"
    -----Evo wiki

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  4. And,
    Hodge says, "Even after the Flood, what is to say dinosaurs were looking for humans to eat? Humans could have just as easily been hunting them. After all, they had the fear of man in them."

    No dinosaur ever had the fear of man in them because they never saw humans at all during their lifetimes! If there was ever such a case as what he claims, we would have found evidence of men hunting dinosaurs in ancient human dwellings, which includes tools made of dinosaur bones and skins made into clothing and houses, large weapons made to kill dinosaurs, valid accounts of man hunting dinosaurs depicted on walls, pottery, etc., and bony remains of dinosaurs with spearheads and arrowheads embedded inside of them, but none are found. Obviously, this, what Hodge and other YECs are advocating, has got to be one of the most stupidest, most hilarious falsehoods to have ever come from out of their mouths!"

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  5. He lies too.

    Ken Ham: "The visible universe is estimated at about 46 billion light years across, based on the cosmic light horizon. Yet the universe is only supposed to be about 13–15 billion years old. So, how could distant starlight get here in such a short time in a uniformitarian framework?"

    Nova: "The most distant galaxies we can now see are 10 or 12 billion light-years away. We could never see a galaxy that is farther away in light travel time than the universe is old—an estimated 14 billion or so years. Thus, we are surrounded by a "horizon" that we cannot look beyond—a horizon set by the distance that light can travel over the age of the universe. "

    Source

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  6. Still no explanation for the distribution of the fossil record. What kind of cosmic rinse cycle would sort the corpses in layers that closely mimics predicted evolutionary patterns?

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