Hey friends. It’s Friday, TG! You’ve survived another week. Time for some fun with God of Evolution.
First, a couple of posts from fellow — albeit much more accomplished and much smarter — Christian bloggers who accept the vast evidence for evolution and the age of the earth. They also don’t read the Genesis creation accounts literally, which, as far as I’m concerned, means they take them more seriously than those who insist they can’t be understood any other way.
Anyway. Definitely don’t miss “Dear Ken Ham: About Those Kangaroo Fossils…” on Age of Rocks, which tackles one of Ken Ham’s more scientifically inept displays (which is a pretty high threshold, believe me) during his infamous debate with Bill Nye last year.
If you don’t remember, it was the part where Nye brought up the very good point that we’ve never found a single fossil of the intrepid kangaroos that supposedly voyaged to Australia from where Noah’s Ark touched down, and Ol’ Hambone responded, “Uh, nuh uh, because … Bible!” (Personally, I think the more persuasive evidence against the young-earth viewpoint here is not the dearth of fossilized Kangaroo remains outside Australasia, but the fact that Richard Adams never wrote a book about the epic journey. But that’s just me.)
So now you (hopefully) understand the lead art for today’s post. If you can, you’ll also want to check out Joel Duff’s excellent lecture responding to what was no doubt Ham’s favorite argument from that debate. There are links within that landing page to several excellent articles by Duff on the same topic if you’re pressed for time.
All of this ties into our latest meme:
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And finally, just because it’s hilarious, and also I needed it to make my headline work, here’s a video of Christian music artist Aaron Shust performing, perhaps, the first and only worship song about a strange little story in 2 Kings in which the prophet Elijah sics bears on a group of boys who were making fun of his baldness (being a junior member of the Follically Challenged community myself, I understand his pain).
They replayed this segment on “The Wally Show” this morning, and I thought it’d make you smile. If you hate it, blame Way-FM.