The audio above is almost as amusing as the clip from “The Revisionaries” in which former Texas State Board of Education Chair Don McLeroy uses a cardboard model to describe how all the animals were able to fit on Noah’s Ark. You know, this one, where at the end all the children pretty much say “NO!” when asked if dinosaurs were on the Ark, only to be contradicted by McLeroy.
The audio above is a radio ad that comes courtesy of Ken Ham. Ham, a young-Earth creationist from Australia, founded the Christian ministry Answers in Genesis and is president of the Creation Museum in Kentucky. Answers in Genesis seeks “to train others to develop a biblical worldview” and “to expose the bankruptcy of evolutionary ideas, and its bedfellow, a ‘millions of years old earth’ (and even older universe).” All of this is on full display in Ham’s ad above. Here’s the money quote:
What else does the Bible say about dinosaurs?
Um, nothing. It says nothing.
As long as we’re throwing out nonscientific ideas, let’s play along. Maybe all of the animals, including the dinosaurs, were placed on the Ark in alphabetical order. The unlucky unicorns were placed in between the T-Rexes and the velociraptors. Hence, no more unicorns. Noah got upset at T-Rex’s and velociraptor’s lack of self-control and tossed them overboard. Hence, no more dinosaurs. And that’s what really happened to the dinosaurs. Mystery solved. And I have just as much scientific evidence for my theory as Mr. Ham has for his claims.
Look, parents and religious congregations have every right to teach their faith beliefs to their children. But anti-evolution activists want to teach those faith beliefs as science. And some members of the State Board of Education want science textbooks in Texas to include discredited creationist arguments attacking evolution. Don’t let them do it. Help us #StandUp4Science and sign our petition today.