Pharyngula

D’oh! We should have known!

The number one most common excuse I have been seeing for Harold Camping’s failure, both before and after yesterday, is that he can’t possibly forecast the time of the Rapture because Jesus said no one can know. You know what? That’s the same stupid reliance on the authority of the Bible that led to Camping’s prophecy. We know the Bible is inaccurate and error-filled, so you can’t use its supposed inerrancy to disprove any interpretation of its contents.

In the same category, but amplifed to even greater heights of inanity is this, the most hilarious argument for Camping being wrong that I’ve seen anywhere, and wouldn’t you know it, it’s on Ken Ham’s facebook page. Ham tut-tutted over the prediction of the date, and one of his readers commented on how to know the world wouldn’t end this year:

Did you notice that he based his prediction in part on the time being exactly 7,000 years after Noah’s flood? What? He must not have visited the Creation Museum (or read his bible) or he would know the earth is only around 6,013 years old or thereabouts!

Give that man a prize for the biggest creationist fallacy I’ve seen this week.