Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Ken Ham makes an eloquent appearance on NPR

Peter here, with a response to the scientific community's characteriazation of Ken Ham as a fringe lunatic evangelist who promotes bad science. In an NPR interview aired on May 28, Rev. Ham presents his case in a delightfully sober, well-thought out way.

On the question of the validity of scripture versus emperical science, he replied that all scientists begin with one or more presuppositions when they embark on scientific investigation, notably the supposition that God does not exist or was not involved in the phenomenon being observed. He added that
scientists were not around to see dinosaurs walk the Earth anymore than creationists can claim to have been present to observe Adam and Eve.

A fair argument.

Speaking of fair, it's worth mentioning that Creation Museum visitors are exposed to both sides of the evolution-creationism issue. An exerpt of the interview on the NPR web site:

"We actually do give both sides as people walk in," Ham says, explaining that a fossil exhibit has "a creation paleontologist" and "an evolutionary paleontologist" offering different interpretations of the same fossil.

Listen for yourself to this interview and hear it from the horse's mouth. It's helpful, when making assessments, to go to the source of a story, rather than read secular reporters' versions of them.