Sundry Sunday: Answers in Genesis Explains Science
Ken Ham is a busy, busy man. When he is not debating scientists on his turf, trying to raise money and hiring like-minded people to build a theme park based on a catastrophe of global proportions (fun!), and encouraging people to visit the Creation Museum, he writes on his no-comments-allowed blog.
This week, Mr Ham wants to remind his readers that there is a difference between Observational Science and Origins Science. The former is the one that is observable, testable, repeatable. The latter is different because it deals with historical events, things that are not observable, testable or repeatable. He accuses mainstream science of removing the distinction in order to make the claim that since Creationists reject evolution, Creationists therefore reject science. Ken Ham would like his readers to know that Creationists love science — they just reject the humanistic, man-made assumptions about man’s origins.
So when people claim that creationists deny science, what they’ve done is a bait-and-switch. They call their religion of naturalism and the observational evidence both “science” and then, because creationists reject their religion, they claim that we reject science!
The level of hubris displayed here is unbelievable. They have created an arbitrary dichotomy: observational science and origins science. I have never heard of this distinction from mainstream sources, only from Creationist sources. Creationists acknowledge that since they make conclusions based on their interpretation of the Bible — it is motivated by religious beliefs — that therefore mainstream scientists are also motivated by religion, namely, the religion of naturalism.
…if you start with God’s Word—which was written by the only One who was actually there through history!—you will interpret the evidence of the present through the lens of a universe brought into existence by an all powerful God, a perfect world marred by sin, and young earth that was drastically changed by a global Flood a few thousand years ago.
What more do we need?
This cartoon sums it up nicely.
Posted on Sunday, January 11th, 2015, in Answers in Genesis, Creation Scientists, Creation vs Evolution, Education, Evolution, FAIL!, History, Misconceptions, Science, Sundry Sunday, Young Earth Creationism. Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.