Drama!

This is great stuff. As you know, Ken Ham recently spoke at the Pentagon. PZ Myers lamented the fact on his blog, Pharyngula. In the post, he called Mr. Ham a “wackaloon.”

Harsh!

Well, seeing as Mr. Ham is working to systematically destroy good science, you’d think he’d be used to insults like that by now. In fact, it seems to me that “wackaloon” should be on the gentler side of the names slung at him. However, judging by this post on his Answers in Genesis blog, he’s made of softer stuff than you would think. He lambastes Dr. Myers for his intolerance. (I would say he’s right about that: Dr. Myers is deeply intolerant. He refuses to tolerate attacks on science and science education. So do I, for what it’s worth.)

Dr. Myers responds in top form with this post. Therein, he encourages people to add whatever colorful insults they can think of in the comment section.

Now, I have said before that I do not go in for personal attacks and insults, and I am going to hold to that here. If someone’s position is demonstrably wrong, you should be able to point that out by refuting their argument, not by attacking them personally. So, rather than insult Mr. Ham, I’ll just say this. His arguments are stupid. His scientific understanding is trumped by that of your average middle school student. By his own admission he is not really interested in science, because he holds that the Bible is literal and foundational truth, and anything that contradicts it must be false, even if that which contradicts it is the whole of reality.

Does anyone listen to him who does not already believe that the Bible is inerrant? If so, things are worse for humanity than I thought.

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3 Responses to “Drama!”

  1. crazyharp81602 Says:

    I agree we should only attack his beliefs than Ham himself. I admit sometimes I do get carried away with hurling insults at any creationist including Ham, but your right. We should only slam his beliefs than hurling insults at the person behind it. Like I said on PZ’s site, He would’ve been a much better man if he chose to reject the path he’s walking on and go on a much better road instead.

  2. Northland Says:

    I stumbled upon Ken Ham’s website by accident and as I usually do I looked for views of the man and his work. The attacks I found on the internet against him gave me the assurance that I should look into him more fully. When a creationist is attacked that vehemently by evolutionists I know that he is worth his salt and deserves my support.
    My son is in university studying to be a doctor and I was afraid that he would lose his belief in God. I was amazed that he has become more sure that we were wonderfully made by His hand!

  3. soulbiscuit Says:

    The attacks I found on the internet against him gave me the assurance that I should look into him more fully. When a creationist is attacked that vehemently by evolutionists I know that he is worth his salt and deserves my support.

    Creationist logic at its finest. The more legitimate scientists support a position, and the more evidence in favor of it, the more it must be false.

    I sincerely hope that your son learns some real science in university, and failing that, I sincerely hope I never end up under his knife.

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