Creationist Ken Ham Attempts To School NASA’s John Glenn On Evolution — Fails Miserably

There are those who trust in the theory science of evolution because of its obvious evidence found throughout the world and through scientific fact-based discovery. There are those who believe that the science of evolution can go hand in hand with some form of higher power. And then there are those who rely on a religious text, written by humans who didn’t have science, and believe everything was created by a God 6000 years ago. Creationist Ken Ham is the latter.

Ham doesn’t believe that evolutionary science is real. He can’t grasp the concept that the world is obviously billions of years old (as evidenced through discovery) and that species have evolved over time to adjust to the ever-changing world around them. So, when people like legendary NASA Astronaut John Glenn say things like

“I don’t see that I’m any less religious by the fact that I can appreciate the fact that science just records that we change with evolution and time, and that’s a fact. It doesn’t mean it’s less wondrous and it doesn’t mean that there can’t be some power greater than any of us that has been behind and is behind whatever is going on.”

… and believes evolution should be taught in schools — Ham gets his Underoos in a bunch.

Glenn is obviously the type of person that believes religion and science can go hand in hand, but Ham wants none of that. And the Creationist has his reasoning — his very amusing reasoning.

Ham wrote:

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Firstly, there is the problem of death before sin. Genesis 1:31 tells us that everything God made was “very good.” Scripture also tells us that death is the result of sin, not an original part of God’s creation, “Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned.” But if God used evolution to create, then He used a process of millions of years of death, disease, bloodshed and suffering to create life. He then looked over millions of years of death, bloodshed, suffering, disease, and animal carnivory and called it “very good.” The God who calls death “the last enemy”  and will eventually destroy it in the lake of fire would not call death and suffering “very good.” This is a major theological problem with evolution and millions of years—and it’s just one of many!

Did Ham just try to out-theorize a NASA astronaut and centuries of discovery on how the earth formed and developed? Yes, I believe he did. His story telling skills are top notch, really. I guess when you really want to believe in something, you’ll make just about anything up to support your story, even if what you believe in has no evidence or scientific theory behind it.

Ham didn’t stop there though, he continued:

Evolution requires the addition of huge amounts of brand-new information into the DNA of a creature in order for new features to arise. But there is no known process that adds brand-new information into the genome of a creature. But without new information you absolutely cannot turn an amoeba into an astronaut no matter how much time you have! Evolution just cannot happen.

No, see, there is evidence, Mr. Ham. You just refuse to acknowledge it, but you’re correct, an amoeba will not turn into an astronaut in front of your eyes. Very good. You’re learning, at least in that regard.

Here’s the thing — the Bible is a religious text. It is what it is. It isn’t a science book, it was written by man and translated hundreds of times over the course of time. It’s fine to believe in a God, any God really, but to ignore scientific evidence that without a doubt proves how long the earth has been around, proves that humans existed long after dinosaurs, proves that over time man evolved to adapt to the environment around it as it saw necessary, is just simply ignoring reality in favor of hearsay.

Ken Ham, don’t try to teach NASA astronauts a thing or two. Just don’t. You’re embarrassing yourself.

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