Linked through Twitter, I stumbled upon an article about a young 9 years old girl questioning the age of a moon rock, being taught by Creationists. To be honest, I never heard of Creationists before — here in Europe, we don’t get to hear about them (maybe they don’t even exist here, I dare to hope). Following the article’s mention of Ken Ham and the Answers In Genesis website, I looked for, and found it. Out of curiosity, I opened the first blog link on their website. It was “Dinosaurs and the Bible”.
Reading through the first few paragraphs, I was intrigued — the writer was not refusing to accept their existence. But the left hook strike came a few more paragraphs later, under the sub-headline “When did Dinosaurs live?”:
When Did Dinosaurs Live?
The story we have all heard from movies, television, newspapers, and most magazines and textbooks is that dinosaurs lived millions of years ago. According to evolutionists, the dinosaurs “ruled the Earth” for 140 million years, dying out about 65 million years ago. However, scientists do not dig up anything labeled with those ages. They only uncover dead dinosaurs (i.e., their bones), and their bones do not have labels attached telling how old they are. The idea of millions of years of evolution is just the evolutionists’ story about the past. No scientist was there to see the dinosaurs live through this supposed dinosaur age. In fact, there is no proof whatsoever that the world and its fossil layers are millions of years old. No scientist observed dinosaurs die. Scientists only find the bones in the here and now, and because many of them are evolutionists, they try to fit the story of the dinosaurs into their view.
That made me speechless. Not a single mention of the radiometric dating technique. We’ve been taught this in 9th grade in physics class, it’s not like it’s something secret, or even difficult to comprehend. Dear Ken Ham, the bones do have labels attached to them telling how old they are. The detailed description of what radiometric dating is can be found in the article linked first in this post.
I wanted to say that to him directly. Tell him that the bible is too, just a book, and he wasn’t there when Jesus supposedly lived and died. I wanted to e-mail him — yet he provides no public e-mail address. The feedback tool on their website requires my full name and address to leave them a message. I’m speechless. All I could do is write this up.