Pharyngula

You’ve missed your chance

I told you that Answers in Genesis was trying to hire a geologist. You’ve blown it now, they’ve gone and hired a real pro.

The addition of Dr. Snelling confirms AiG’s continued efforts to meet the highest standards in its research in creation studies, according to AiG President Ken Ham. “Dr. Snelling’s stature among the scientific community should be an unequivocal sign to the academic world and the media that serious research is being conducted at AiG and its museum,” Ham said.

Oh, sure: “Snelling’s stature among the scientific community” is a significant indicator. Let’s see…

Oh, my gosh—Ken Ham was telling us the truth! This is a sign to the academic world and the media about what kind of serious research they’re doing!

Comments

  1. #1 Andrés Diplotti
    June 19, 2007

    From http://www.needgod.com/010.shtml

    Think of it this way… Imagine you’re in a courtroom again, you’re guilty of many serious crimes. The judge says, “It’s a fine of $500,000, or prison.” You don’t have anywhere near that amount of money, so the bailiff begins to walk you out of the courtroom when someone you don’t even know appears. He runs up to the judge with a check and says, “I’ve paid the fine for you.” Now that the fine has been paid, the law no longer has any hold on you. You’re free — because of the gift you were given.

    Perhaps I’d feel a little better if the guy who made the law, the guy who judged me and gave the verdict, and the guy who will execute the sentence weren’t all the same guy who is now offering to pay my fine in exchange of servitude. Some people have a really, really weird notion of justice.

  2. #2 woozy (god free for 45 years)
    June 19, 2007

    Ha! I answered NO to “have you ever broken the 1st commandment?” (thou shalt have no other gods before me). I don’t believe in any gods, and back when I did it was the Christian god, so I’m pretty sure I answered correctly. I then got told that if I’d answered NO I must be lying, therefore I’d actually broken 2 commandments. Hilarious.

    By the same logic (except I never believed in the christian god), I also answered “no” to the 1st commandment question. I wasn’t called a liar. Odd. Still, I’m going to hell.

    But it said it’d answer two questions. It never answered if I was a good person in God’s eyes!

  3. #3 David Marjanovi?
    June 19, 2007

    Please visit http://www.needgod.com

    That site presupposes the existence of God, mark. If you assume your conclusions instead of reaching them, you will not convince anyone.

    (Now let’s see if Lowercase mark is a hit-and-run troll, or if he ever comes back.)

  4. #4 David Marjanovi?
    June 19, 2007

    Everybody is going to hell and Everybody deserves to go to hell. The only way out is servitude to Jesus.

    Maybe.

    (Apparently they believe in good works rather than in SOLA FIDES. I thought they are Protestants?)