Author Topic: Ken Ham — Guardian of True Science  (Read 81 times)

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Ken Ham — Guardian of True Science
« on: February 12, 2017, 02:05:02 PM »
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Creationists don’t like The Clergy Letter Project, a strong, pro-evolution statement signed by over 13,000 Christian clergymen. Here’s the Wikipedia article on it: Clergy Letter Project. The Project is exceedingly troublesome for creationists because it flatly contradicts their claim that one can’t be a good Christian and also accept evolution.

When we say the Clergy Letter is a strong statement, we’re not exaggerating. Part of it says:

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We believe that the theory of evolution is a foundational scientific truth, one that has stood up to rigorous scrutiny and upon which much of human knowledge and achievement rests. To reject this truth or to treat it as “one theory among others” is to deliberately embrace scientific ignorance and transmit such ignorance to our children. We believe that among God’s good gifts are human minds capable of critical thought and that the failure to fully employ this gift is a rejection of the will of our Creator.

Among those who dislike the Clergy Letter Project is Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo), the ayatollah of Appalachia, famed not only for his creationist ministry, Answers in Genesis (AIG), but also for the infamous, mind-boggling Creation Museum, and for building an exact replica of Noah’s Ark. He is unquestionably the world’s holiest man who knows more about religion and science than everyone else.

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Re: Ken Ham — Guardian of True Science
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2017, 03:59:40 AM »
This is a contradiction of terms:

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We believe that the theory of evolution is a foundational scientific truth

Which is it?  Theory or Truth?  They can't both be right.  Oddly enough, "We believe" implies faith.  So is it a belief, or a theory, or the truth? 

I'm going with they believe a theory.  They can't demonstrate the unfettered truth of it.
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