Ken Ham doesn’t think we should worry about things like asteroid impacts because the Bible tells him so. Recently on his ridiculous “Answers in Genesis” blog, he wrote,
What you believe about the Earth’s past doesn’t just influence how you view it—your belief also determines how you view the future! Because of their beliefs about the past, many evolutionists are concerned that somehow mankind will be catastrophically wiped out and life as we know it will end on Earth. One of the most popular versions of this apocalyptic tale is that a massive asteroid, or several asteroids, will strike Earth and obliterate life.
Can you see where he’s going with this?
The Discovery Channel even recently made a video simulating what it would look like if a 500-kilometer (310-mile) asteroid smashed into the Pacific Ocean. According to their simulation, such an impact would destroy Earth and vaporize life.
And why shouldn’t we take them more seriously than someone like you? As bad as the Discovery Channel may be at times, they’re still far better when it comes to science than Ham, and that says a lot.
Why is it that evolutionists are so concerned that humanity will someday be catastrophically destroyed? Well, according to man’s ideas about the past, life arose naturalistically and the universe is governed completely by the merciless laws of physics. According to their worldview, evolutionists contend there isn’t anyone upholding or sustaining the universe. We are simply at the mercy of naturalistic processes. Also, according to one evolutionary idea about the supposed dinosaur extinction event, a massive asteroid impact wiped out the dinosaurs about 65 million years ago. If such an event happened once before, what’s to stop it from happening again and wiping out humanity this time?
Man’s ideas about the past? You mean what real science tells us, as opposed to your fundamentalist religious views that you try to pass off as “science” to the uneducated masses? Also contrary to what people like you seem to think, evolution is not incompatible with a belief in God. Being an “evolutionist” doesn’t make you are an atheist or mean that you believe that everything is governed by natural forces alone. You can be a Christian and not reject science, you just can’t be a creationist of any kind, and not reject science. Even if God exists through, he ( or she ) would have to have created the Universe through the same processes that science says the universe was created. If not than why do scientists, regardless of their religion come across all this evidence that shows us a universe vastly different than the one you believe in? Is God a liar?
Unfortunately there is abundent evidence that an asteroid really did wipe out the dinosaurs, who were thriving all over the world before it hit. It would not have been pleasant to be on the Earth’s surface for a long time after it hit either, given the fact that it plunged the planet into a the equivalent of a nuclear winter, minus the radiation. We have tons of data to back up the claim that asteroids have hit the Earth in the past, unlike the mythical Noah’s flood, that biblical fundamentalist like Ken Ham and Answers in Genesis insist happened somehow. I really hope his stupid “Ark Park” crashes and burns.
Asteroids, meteorites and commits on the other hand have hit the Earth throughout the planet’s history. There is nothing to stop it from happen again, unless we take action to protect ourselves. Extinction level events have occurred in the Earth’s past, multiple times. They’re as real as anthropogenic climate change, which I’m certain that Ham also denies or at least doesn’t think is a threat to human well being because of what he thinks the Bible says.
Even if there is a God of some sort out there, he/she doesn’t seem to answer prayers consistently, since people all over the world suffer through horrible natural disasters and die in horrible ways, regardless of how good or bad they were, and their faith, didn’t seem to matter much either.
Those who start with the Bible, however, get a completely different picture of Earth’s future because we start with a different picture of Earth’s past.
Yes, Mr. Ham, and one that is contrary to reality.
According to God’s Word, the universe is not here as the result of naturalistic processes. God created the universe and has imposed order on it. The universe is not strictly governed by unfeeling natural laws. God upholds and sustains the universe that He has made (Hebrews 1:3). And we don’t need to worry that an asteroid will obliterate life. The Bible has already told us how things will end—with judgment from God when Jesus Christ returns to Earth (2 Peter 3:10; Revelation 20:11–15).
Okay, and why should we believe the Bible over any other religious text when absolutely no evidence exists that supports things like a six thousand year old Earth, or a talking snake? Oh wait, you don’t want anyone to do actual science and you don’t care about evidence do you?
I have to agree with youtuber WildwoodClaire. It would be so much better if people like Ham, wouldn’t try to spread their delusions. As if we needed another reason to not let creationists destroy education. The long term survival of our species may literally depend on it. I for one do not want to go the way of the dinosaurs!
Update : 3/17/15 at 6:06 PM
Skip Intro has posted an excellent question for Mr. Ham, that I don’t think he’ll be able to answer!
Where did the moon come from, and why does it have all of those craters?