The things that interest Ken Ham, (ol’ Hambo) often amaze us. As you know, he’s the ayatollah of Appalachia, the world’s holiest man who knows more about religion and science than everyone else. Look what he just posted at Answers in Genesis (AIG), his creationist ministry: Will Woolly Mammoths Walk the Earth Again? Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:
One start-up has a lofty goal — to “resurrect” the woolly mammoth by 2027 . . . sort of. You see, if successful, it will not be a true woolly mammoth like those that lived during the post-flood ice age but, rather, a modern elephant with edited genes (thanks to the “molecular scissors” technology CRISPR — giving it smaller ears, more body fat, and the ability to survive the cold Arctic tundra.
The project described in Hambo’s link is certainly interesting, but why is he interested? He says:
The company hopes that their hybrids will start having calves within four to six years and that artificial wombs will eventually help bolster large-scale herds to roam an area of Arctic Russia. But, to them, this is more than an interesting science experiment. They’re hoping the “mammoth” herds will have a positive environmental impact and help fight climate change. [Quote from the article omitted.] If they’re successful, they want to try restoring the woolly rhino (another ice age creature) next.
Does Hambo have a problem with this? He tells us:
Now, how do we understand woolly mammoths and elephants in a biblical worldview? [What?] Well, we understand they are from the same created kind. You see, God created creatures to reproduce according to their kinds, but there’s a lot of genetic diversity within a kind so creatures can adapt and spread out around the earth.
According to Hambo, it’s divinely allowed to have diversity within a “kind,” but one kind can never evolve into another kind. You probably recognized the micro-macro mambo, described in Common Creationist Claims Confuted. Hambo continues:
God gave the original elephant kind the genetic diversity to produce mammoths, Asian elephants, African elephants, and many other species that have since gone extinct. This allows them to fill different environments such as the Arctic tundra, savannahs of Africa, or the forests of Asia. It’s all part of God’s “very good” design.
That’s thrilling information, but what are we supposed to do with it? Let’s read on:
Oh, and the ice age was caused by the flood. [Hee hee!] And since the ice age peaked several hundred years after the flood, the earth has been settling down from the effects of the flood and catastrophic ice age.
Groan! The bible uses the word “ice” only three times, and it doesn’t even hint at an ice age. We’ve discussed this before — see Hambo Explains the Post-Flood Ice Age. Okay, back to Hambo’s post for another excerpt:
If people don’t accept the true history of the earth from the Bible, they won’t understand why, for example, many glaciers have been melting.
The bible explains why glaciers are melting? Wowie! For some reason, Hambo doesn’t give us a quote from scripture on that subject. And here’s our last excerpt:
Regardless, God made this promise:
While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night, shall not cease (Genesis 8:22).
And there you have it — the ice age, the melting glaciers, and the restoration of the woolly mammoth — all in one glorious post. Isn’t Hambo the greatest?
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