Saturday, 17 August 2013

Answers in Genesis give IDiots credibility


I have decided to start giving answersingenesis the scientific treatment. At first I didn't think it was necessary, but I do now as I believe it gives the intelligent design proponents some credibility. What I mean by credibility is that answersngenesis (pure creationism) is ridiculous and is anti science in every way, while the IDiots (pseudo creationism) at least embrace some aspects of science. For example if you believe the earth and the universe is only 6000 years old you are a fool like the people at answersingenesis, however IDiots do not believe this and so they win some credibility. 
Now answersingenesis has a Christian bias (see the statement of faith here), and I don’t feel its necessary to address this. I think its more important to point out why they are so wrong scientifically. I dont like liars and Ken Ham and his ilk are liars about science. So lets see what their mission statement says about science and the scientific method. The first problem occurs in Section 1 point 1 where it states.
The scientific aspects of creation are important but are secondary in importance to the proclamation of the gospel of Jesus Christ as Sovereign, Creator, Redeemer, and Judge.
What answersingenesis is open about from the beginning is that they DO NOT CARE about science, yet they are a site which is dedicated to showing that the genesis story is scientifically correct. It is evident that this is not correct way to approach science.

Section 2 point 1:
The 66 books of the Bible are the written Word of God. The Bible is divinely inspired and inerrant throughout. Its assertions are factually true in all the original autographs. It is the supreme authority in everything it teaches. Its authority is not limited to spiritual, religious, or redemptive themes but includes its assertions in such fields as history and science.
So the bible is fact for science fact about things like homosexuality is not natural (Romans 1 26-27), except that it occurs in mammals like dolphins and birds like penguins etc. Or how about genital mutilation, which clearly is correct/incorrect according to the bible. So much for the infallible word of god.

Section 2 point 3 states:
The account of origins presented in Genesis is a simple but factual presentation of actual events and therefore provides a reliable framework for scientific research into the question of the origin and history of life, mankind, the earth, and the universe.
This is more scientific and should be given credit, as it tells us that there is a framework for scientific studies. A such we are able to test the genesis story and show it is wrong, as has been done countless times. Just in case you forgot answers in genesis does not believe scientific facts as they are only secondary to the proclamation of Jesus.

In section 4 this gems arises:
The view, commonly used to evade the implications or the authority of biblical teaching, that knowledge and/or truth may be divided into secular and religious, is rejected.
No scientists commonly divides knowledge/truth into secular and religious as is claimed here. Fact is fact and falsehoods are falsehoods. These do not mix, seriously where did they get this crap?

Finally the crowning jewel of denial.
By definition, no apparent, perceived or claimed evidence in any field, including history and chronology, can be valid if it contradicts the scriptural record. Of primary importance is the fact that evidence is always subject to interpretation by fallible people who do not possess all information.
I think this talks for itself, its called blind faith. Maybe these fools need to read the bible and get some slaves, or get into polygamous relationships.

Answersingenesis is a pseudo science website that rejects science and the scientific method. If you believe the rubbish on this pseudo science website, please just think for once.