Monday, May 28, 2007

Baby Dinosaurs in Noah's Ark!

Transcript of today's show:

Yes, there were baby dinosaurs in Noah's Ark, according to Australian evangelist Ken Ham, whose Creation Musuem opens this Memorial Day. The Baby Dinosaurs were in the Ark because they were small enough to fit and co-existed with mankind on an Earth that is only 6,000 years old, according to Answers in Genesis, the organization responsible for the Museum opening May 28th near Cincinnati, Ohio. Source: Dylan T. Lovan/Associated Press

Listen to the 1-minute broadcast of this story (mp3)

Sound Off: Science & Faith. Our point/counterpoint regulars Shelley (the voice of science) and Peter (the voice of faith), comment on the story.

The Voice of Science: Shelley Greene, Ph.D., comments:
Sure, Ken, go ahead and rewrite anthropological history. Hey, your guess might be as good as anyone elses'. Though it's too bad you don't like that carbon dating thing. I understand how it completely throws off your biblical data vis-à-vis the age of the earth, the time of the dinosaurs and the date of Noah's voyage. So, yeah, if the empirical tool doesn't support your theory, hell yes, throw it out! (And don't let the scientists' vehement disapproval of that practice deter you. What do they know? Most of them are atheists!).

And Ken, if you're going to ditch a precision scientific tool, carbon dating is the perfect choice: now you can date historical events to your heart's content! For a Biblical literalist, you can get a lot of mileage out of this one. Brilliant, Ken, you've done it again.

The Voice of Faith: Peter Williamson, M.Div., comments:
They said it couldn’t be done. By “they” I mean the godless Darwinists who claim that Biblical knowledge cannot be reconciled with science. Ken Ham has done so seamlessly, elegantly and with a child-friendly presentation. He has not left science behind, as the unbelieving naysayers insist. The quality of the exhibits and the science from which they were conceived and created rival the best natural history museums in the world. It is not what Ken Ham 'left out' that makes this museum so controversial, it’s what he has revealed -- the Gospel truth about our origins, which incidentally, hundreds of millions of Christians and Jews have accepted for thousands of years. This museum is for their edification and pleasure. And for you who cannot handle the Truth, take the kids to DisneyWorld.