A meme about Groundhog Day

Only in America would we accept from a rodent that which we reject from the world’s top climatologists.

No wonder everyone’s favorite Aussie chose to build his misinformation empire here.

Happy Groundhog Day.

Tyler Francke is founder of God of Evolution and author of Reoriented. He can be reached at tyler@godofevolution.com.

  • Where did the groundhogs live on the ark?

    • Maybe there’s some subtext in the original Hebrew where God advises Noah to bring along a few cubic yards of soil for them to hang out in.

      • Matthew Funke

        Cubic cubits?

  • ashleyhr

    You probably saw this garbage. Nobody alive today has witnessed an ice age, it’s not in the Bible, it’s ‘Man’s idea’, and I bet no Christians thought the flood of Genesis caused an ‘ice age’ before Louis Agassiz came along:
    https://answersingenesis.org/blogs/ken-ham/2016/02/01/did-early-humans-start-climate-change/
    Normally people like Ham condemn fellow Christians – who believe in the scientific method and do not deny all ‘historical science’ – who read ‘Man’s ideas’ into God’s word. Normally.
    http://forums.bcseweb.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=3742 (my latest comment dated 1 Feb UK time)

    • Headless Unicorn Guy

      But Agassiz was a Young Earth Creationist — the last big-name holdout in the geological/paleontological community.

      • ashleyhr

        I’m not saying Agassiz would have been a YEC today (he was some kind of creationist yes). But he was also a scientist and first proposed the theory of past ice ages – in the 19 th century I believe. I am not saying Ham is simply agreeing with Agassiz. Ham is telling LIES about ‘one’ sole ice age.

        • ashleyhr

          I do not believe that Louis Agassiz was a YEC type Bible basher who suggested that the cause of an ice age must be, somehow, ‘Noah’s Flood’ (nor did Georges Cuvier).

  • Charles Weston

    Tyler, you might be interested in what the president of the SBC Seminary has to say about the groundbreaking discovery of gravitational waves:

    https://baptistnews.com/ministry/people/item/30924-mohler-applauds-discovery-of-gravitational-waves-but-says-it-doesn-t-prove-anything

    I tried to post a nicely worded comment on that site, but they wouldn’t have it.

    • Al Mohler needs to stick to theology, and leave the cosmology to the people who actually study it and know what they’re talking about.

      • Charles Weston

        In this morning’s sermon, our minister mentioned submission to authorities. But there are very many people in our brotherhood who go around denying the authorities in the fields of cosmologists, biologist, and geologists.

        • Good point. Not to mention also denying the authority of any officials they happen to disagree with politically.

      • Except that his theology is just as abhorrent as his cosmology. Case in point, his interpretation of Peter’s vision in Acts 10:15: “What God has made clean, do not call common.”

        According to Mohler:

        “In other words, there is no kosher code for Christians. Christians are not concerned with eating kosher foods and avoiding all others. That part of the law is no longer binding, and Christians can enjoy shrimp and pork with no injury to conscience.”

        http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2012/05/21/my-take-the-bible-condemns-a-lot-but-heres-why-we-focus-on-homosexuality/

        Fearing that we might (gasp) accept gay people, Mohler insists that the point of Peter’s vision is shellfish, not people!

    • Andrew

      Now I’m confused, how exactly does this discovery in any way at all threaten the legitimacy of the Bible

      • It doesn’t. It threatens the legitimacy of the rigid young-earth creationist worldview.

        • Andrew

          I’m not sure how it even threatens their worldview, other than the fact that the distance of those Black Holes away from the Earth means that the Universe is much older than they think it is. I figured they would dismiss it the same way they do every other object that is more than 6,000 Light Years away. I’m surprised that Mohler even commented on it. I was not aware that subscribed to YEC.