Creationist says NASA’s search for alien life is unbiblical. I’d be worried if it wasn’t.

Popular creationist Ken Ham has slammed NASA’s attempts to find for extraterrestrial life, saying that God has intentionally not created life anywhere outside the Earth, and calling it a “desperate attempt to prove evolution…”

Ham, who is the CEO and founder of the Creation Museum, made his comments in response to a group of scientists who suggested that within the next twenty years, space telescopes will likely discover other habitable Earth-like planets and possible extraterrestrial life.

“It’s highly improbable in the limitless vastness of the universe that we humans stand alone,” said Charles Bolden, the current administrator of NASA and former astronaut…

The scientists are anticipating the James Webb Space Telescope’s deployment to the Earth-Sun L2 point, where it will be able to investigate the atmospheres of far-off planets circling other suns.

“Sometime in the near future, people will be able to point to a star and say, ‘that star has a planet like Earth’,” added Sara Seager, professor of planetary science and physics at MIT…

However, Ham argues that believing in extraterrestrial life is simply not Biblical.

“Secularists cannot allow earth to be special or unique – that’s a biblical idea (Isaiah 45:18). If life evolved here, it simply must have evolved elsewhere they believe,” he stated, adding that Christians who believe the Bible is the inerrant word of God “shouldn’t expect alien life to be cropping up across the universe…”

“…You see, the Bible makes it clear that Adam’s sin affected the whole universe. This means that any aliens would also be affected by Adam’s sin, but because they are not Adam’s descendants, they can’t have salvation,” he continued.

“One day, the whole universe will be judged by fire, and there will be a new heavens and earth. God’s Son stepped into history to be Jesus Christ, the ‘Godman,’ to be our relative, and to be the perfect sacrifice for sin – the Savior of mankind…”

The usual two questions apply. Stupid or ignorant? I’d say, “both…with the addition of simple-minded”. Ham has consciously decided to ignore science – and that’s stupid. As a result, he works hard at being ignorant of measurable, verifiable fact.

Rejecting reality, ignoring science – justifying that approach because you put all your attempts to understand the world on a book written by a small religious committee in the 14th Century – is absurd. Even more useless, Ham rejects additional understanding of the real world acquired in the several centuries since.

As much as he blathers about reliance on that book as the sum of all he needs, he still relies every day on the products of science and technology to sustain his life at a level higher than the Stone Age.

Thanks, Mike

8 thoughts on “Creationist says NASA’s search for alien life is unbiblical. I’d be worried if it wasn’t.

  1. magnocrat says:

    Those of us who know evolution well know its most serious flaw is the origin of self replicating molecules. Until we have them we have no driving force of special selection. Richard Dawkins struggles with mathematics in the blind watchmaker to make a case out for chance during the first billion years of the earths existence. Nevertheless however ragged the evolution story may be in parts it make infinitely more sense than blind faith.
    Darwin the steady unassuming genius admits the difficulties and he comes across as a very humble man struggling to come to terms with life.

      • magnocrat says:

        I won’t play with words but it is a serious snag. Evolution –the perfect explanation once under way yet its difficult to see how it did get underway.
        Only self replicating molecules can react to their environment.
        We must be transparent in our approach to science just as Charles Darwin was and admit its limitations.
        Its a far more important question than the date the moon was formed; for us it is critical.

        • morey says:

          You must never have had to work by a tide chart.

          As for self-replication, what will you worry about when cyber-forms reach that plateau? The redirective process of a class of cells like our cerebral cortex is as qualitative as self-replication. One needs be of a higher order than an amoeba.

  2. Melchizedek says:

    Jesus was in fact a Pleiadian, as was his father (his mother was Lyran). Pleiadians are here to help us in our spiritual journey to enlightenment and we are allies in the struggle against the evil Reptoids and the Illuminati.

  3. Go figure says:

    “In a recent study, a group of researchers at the University of Chicago unveiled the findings that detailed the mapped genome of the octopus. They learned that the genetic feature of an octopus is unlike any other creatures on the planet.” “Scientists from the University of Chicago collaborating with Japan’s Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology and studied octopuses that holds nearly 10,000 more genes than humans. All this genetic information results in an animal known to resolve problem with extreme precision with its superior intelligence. The researchers dug out that the creature contains an array of genes that can easily adapt and learn with ease. With the research stating that the octopus genome is approximately as great as a human’s, in reality they consists more protein-coding genes – 33,000 compared with fewer than 25,000 in humans. Reported in Nature Journal, the team revealed the genomic features that surely involved a role in the evolution of traits with large complex nervous systems and adaptive camouflage, including hundreds of octopus-specific genes.
    Co-author Daniel Rokhsar, a professor of genetics and genomics at the University of California, Berkeley, expressed in his statement and explained that the nervous system of an octopus is prearranged in an entirely different pattern than ours. The central brain outlines the esophagus, which is distinctive of invertebrates. However, the esophagus also contains a collections of neurons in the arms which can operate autonomously alongside the massive optic lobes fixated in the vision.

  4. Apostate says:

    In a recent blog post to his “Answers in Genesis” website, leading creationist Ken Ham laments the supposed power of atheists and the “secularist media,” blames atheists and the secular media for the perceived financial failure of his Ark Park.
    “The Secularist Media War Against the Ark Continues” by Ken Ham (June 12, 2017) See also “Town expected flood of business after Noah’s Ark opened. So far, it’s a trickle.” (Lexington KY Herald-Leader June 2, 2017)

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