Even though I’m a Christian, I absolutely do not subscribe at all to the ridiculous belief that the Earth is only 6,000 years old or the story of Noah’s ark. In fact, when it comes to creationists, I typically view them as insane people. In my opinion, someone would have to be mentally unhinged to honestly believe that the Earth is only 6,000 years old and that dinosaurs once roamed the planet alongside humans. If you believe that then you might as well believe that unicorns were once the magical creatures used by leprechauns to reach their pots of gold that once rested at the end of every rainbow.
Well, possibly the most famous creationist, Ken Ham, recently wrote a blog post where he actually admits that climate change is real – but that’s where his sanity stops. Because, of course, he doesn’t believe climate change is caused by the ignorance of humans who believe that we can keep pumping poisonous gases into our atmosphere, destroying our environment and overpopulating the planet without it having dire consequences on our planet.
Ham believes that climate change is “things settling down” following “the flood.”
“Starting from the Bible, we know that there was a global Flood a few thousand years ago that completely changed Earth’s surface and climate, and that the earth is still settling down from this catastrophe,” Ham wrote. “So we should expect there to be some variations in climate change, but this is not alarming and is not the direct result of modern human activity.”
Yes, that’s Ken Ham saying that climate change is real – but it’s a result of the Earth settling down after “flood that washed away the sins of man.”
But he wasn’t done. Ham went on to write, “And yes—because of the effects of sin, the curse and the Flood—we will continue to witness climate change until the Lord comes!”
And it’s nonsense like that which is so dangerous. To people like Ham, if our planet turns into an overheated, dry, uninhabitable planet, that’s just “all part of God’s plan.” To people like him, the end of the world is something they’re looking forward to.
His comments reminded me of an article I wrote a few months ago explaining why it’s essentially pointless to try to have scientific debates with religious radicals.
What always amuses me about Ken Ham is that he often talks about “observational science” (as in what we can see with our own eyes) while simultaneously using the Bible as his only source of reference for his ideological beliefs. Yet he has absolutely zero observable evidence proving who wrote the Bible, when exactly it was written or proof of this man Noah who supposedly lived for around 900 years – or just about one-sixth of the supposed existence of the planet.
You mean to tell me that a human being lived for nearly one-sixth of the supposed existence of this planet (according to creationists), yet there’s absolutely no evidence him…anywhere?
It’s always comical to see Ham dismiss scientific experts presenting countless hours and decades of scientific research by simply asking, “Were you there? Did you see it? So how do you know?” Meanwhile, when he’s asked to prove his asinine theories, most of the time he simply says, “Well, there’s this book…”
As for me, when it comes to climate change, I think I’ll continue to side with the vast majority of the world’s scientists who say that it’s being caused by humans as opposed to someone who believes that a story about a man who rounded up every animal on Earth (including dinosaurs) onto a giant ark to avoid a massive flood is some kind of factual historical documentary.