Monday, 7 April 2014

Ron Wyatt the Biblical archeologist

In some previous posts I have referred to Christians that say there is historical and archaeological evidence for biblical miracles. This is really irritating as there is none, even though these Christians still assert this evidence as fact. So I thought I would delve a little bit into these facts and show you that most of it is based on research from one person who went by the name of Ron Wyatt.

The one thing that you foremost need to know about Ron Wyatt is that he is accredited as a pseudo-archeologist. In other words a pseudo scientist, a snake oil seller, a fraud etc etc.

The Ark is somewhere here, apparently? (Source)

This is the guy that claimed to find Noah's ark, obviously the real one and not the other fake ones that keep popping up every few years. This is also the guy that brought up one of the chariot wheels from Pharaohs destroyed army at the bottom of the Red Sea. This is the same army that was chasing the Jews that were leaving Egypt, when they never were there in the first place. The fact that the wheel has been lost (never seen?) does not seem to bother anyone. This is just the tip of the iceberg, and you can see the rest of the "evidence" at the Wyatt Archaeological Research website.

This evidence is nothing of the sort, it is what we call blind faith. Just like belief in God is faith. I suppose we could say Ron Wyatt is god due to the amount of faith some Christians have in his "expertise". So next time someone says I have evidence ask them if the evidence comes from Ron Wyatt and colleagues. If yes, enjoy easily destroying the evidence.