(1)https://answersingenesis.org/blogs/ken- ... y-beliefs/
"Far from being the dumb brutes that they were depicted as for years, increasing evidence shows that Neanderthals were just as intelligent—and human—as we are. Of course, this comes as no surprise to those who start with the Bible and recognize that Neanderthals are descendants of Adam and Eve, and Noah, just like us."
Except that biblical Christians in the past would never have expected neanderthal humans from reading Genesis, whether before or after a global flood. And never mind the fact that if neanderthals were able to light a fire the theory of evolution is still alive and well. Yet more desperate stuff from a failed belief system (young earth creationism not Christianity in general).
AiG have FAILED to answer my recent questions about whether neanderthals - if they were alive within the past 5,000 years as claimed by AiG despite a total lack of supporting evidence - had any written language (like our species did at the time). But you will not be surprised that AiG REFUSE to answer reasonable questions that they take exception to (because the questions directly challenge their rigid dogma).
(2)https://answersingenesis.org/blogs/ken- ... -our-eyes/
Ken Ham failing to deal with real evidential reasons why most scientists believe in evolution, including evolution beyond so-called separate kinds eg from dinosaurs to birds (you will be aware that YECs always deny the evidence that any dinosaurs ever possessed bird-like feathers). And instead seeking to exploit and criticise a news article merely for quoting the phrase 'evolution story' as used by a real researcher. It's more cheap 'faith building' propaganda from Answers in Genesis! By the way, if you forget about science and direct observation, where does the Bible say ANYTHING about wolves and coyotes being able to interbreed successfully? The Bible is not a science textbook.
"“species” is a man-made term based on a man-made classification system".
And young earth creationists reject the validity of the concept because they are anti-science, and because they have (in order to sound plausible in their attacks upon science and reason) to reject the clear impression given by the BIBLE ie Genesis 6:19-20 that pairs of EVERY created species of land-based animal must have been able to board and survive upon Noah's ark.
"In Genesis, God tells us that He created organisms to reproduce “according to their kinds” (the Hebrew word min). This phrase is repeated over and over in Genesis 1."
Well, Genesis 1 describes original acts of creation of the first generation of animals and plants according to 'kinds'. It includes a brief reference to plant seeds and fruit, and then it uses the phrase "be fruitful and increase in number" a couple of times. It does not say "be fruitful and increase in number according to your kind". Ham's statement is an inference not a direct teaching from Genesis (though of course Genesis does IMPLY fixity of species/kinds and says NOTHING about evolution/diversification 'within kinds' post-flood even though YECs claim such has happened). Ham of course has a science rejecting (evolution denying) agenda so he will be tempted to make the Bible say things that it does not actually say.
"Research always confirms God’s Word!"
More lying. In this case he's not talking about bogus YEC claims. He's falsely claiming that real, observed - limited - hybridisation of wolves and coyotes (also domestic dogs which HUMANS almost certainly bred from wolves) 'confirms' the Bible and also somehow disproves evolution (for Ham 'disproving' evolution would amount to 'confirming' the Bible).
(3)https://answersingenesis.org/age-of-the ... n=ageearth
"that autonomous human reasoning [concluding from nature that earth is very old and cannot possibly be just 6,000 years old] blatantly denies what God’s Word clearly tells us". Answers in Genesis clearly prefer irrationality to reason and science.
"Either the rock record is the evidence of millions of years, or it is largely the evidence of Noah’s Flood. It can’t be both."
Except that even if there was a 'recent global flood' - which is sheer fiction - Earth could still be extremely old (a flood based on the Genesis account taking place less than 5,000 years ago would not create a huge geological record nor would it fully obliterate the fossil record of all the creatures that went extinct many thousands or millions of years ago). And what about the wider universe where there was no biblical flood?
"We commonly hear scientific-sounding arguments that the earth and universe are billions of years old. We are told radiometric dating shows that certain rocks formed billions of years ago. We are told that starlight from distant galaxies takes billions of years to arrive on earth. Do these arguments stand up to scrutiny?"
"The earth is only a few thousand years old. That’s a fact, plainly revealed in God’s Word. So we should expect to find plenty of evidence for its youth. And that’s what we find in the earth’s geology, biology, paleontology, and even astronomy."
Except that desperate young earth creationists have persuaded almost nobody else (not even fellow evangelical Christians who might like to believe this) that there is 'plenty of evidence' pointing to an only 6,000 year old Earth. Many YECs were indoctrinated into YEC-ism as church-going kids rather than being scientifically persuaded at a later stage by 'examining both sides'.
"There is nothing in observational science that contradicts a young universe as clearly taught in the only 100% reliable record in the Bible!" Ken Ham lying again, on his facebook page a few hours ago ,when referencing this article. Though I expect he is also 'lying to himself' by devising a secret, and meaninglessly narrow, definition of the phrase 'observational science' by which - if you also accept the special pleading put out by AiG about topics like radiometric dating and extremely distant starlight reaching Earth in less than 10,000 years - his statement will make SOME sort of sense.
So much lying nonsense for the sake of the Christian gospel.
As they block my emails, despite its length I'm also posting this [recently sent email] at the BCSE community forum which some YECs look at.
Of course AiG will dismiss all of the above and fail to deal with it. Because they hate reason (whenever reason disproves Genesis literalism). But I still think YECs should be reminded of everything that they refuse to accept as valid because it is deemed 'unbiblical' or 'in the unseen past'. Even if almost none of them will ever change their mind about anything.