This past Sunday was the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, a truly remarkable feat in science and mankind’s exploration of the unknown. Creationist Ken Ham (made famous by debating Bill Nye) used the occasion to chime in about the country’s space program and aliens.
Ham is a creationist. He believes in a literal Great Flood and that the Earth is only 6,000 years old. Ham’s argument was simple: gut the space program and stop looking for extraterrestrial life because they’ll probably go to hell anyway.
“I’m shocked at the countless hundreds of millions of dollars that have been spent over the years in the desperate and fruitless search for extraterrestrial life,” said Ham. “Of course, secularists are desperate to to find life in outer space, as they believe that would provide evidence that life can evolve in different locations and given the supposed right conditions.”
Other than being a creationist, Ham also considers himself a scientist. Unfortunately, instead of finding an even balance between his faith and his claimed trade, Ham lets his faith override his logic and reason, two requirements of the scientific mind.
Science is the pursuit of knowledge and Ham betrays that pursuit. Ham tries to provide a safety net for his argument by insisting that even if there were aliens, they’d be condemned to eternal damnation in Hell anyway.
“And I do believe there can’t be other intelligent beings in outer space because of the meaning of the gospel,” said Ham. “The Bible makes it clear that Adam’s sin affected the whole universe. This means that any aliens would also be affected by Adam’s sin, but because they are not Adam’s descendants, they can’t have salvation. One day, the whole universe will be judged by fire, and there will be a new heavens and earth. God’s Son stepped into history to be Jesus Christ, the ‘Godman,’ to be our relative, and to be the perfect sacrifice for sin—the Savior of mankind.”
Ham is a moron. According to him, there are no aliens because of what the Bible says, and he insists that point blank. No aliens, because Bible. But he goes back and says that in case there are aliens, they will go to Hell. The contradiction of these two opposing points need not be explained.
Ken Ham is merely another wackjob Christian and pseudo-scientist whose 15 minutes were up before his debate with Bill Nye even ended earlier this year.
Here’s the debate between Bill Nye and Ken Ham, in case you missed it. Clocking at 2.5 hours long, it’s a doozy, but well worth the watch:
Josh is a writer and researcher with Ring of Fire. Follow him on Twitter @dnJdeli.