Ken Ham’s Paranoia is Cute
I have blogged time and again about Ken Ham, the paranoid dolt behind the Creation Museum. I’ve been particularly interested in his incessant whining about the saddled triceratops. The picture has popped up frequently on Is It Luck.
Here’s the quick version: The Museum claims that humans and dinosaurs coexisted. There are dinosaurs accompanying Adam and Eve in their Garden of Eden display. The saddled triceratops is NOT part of the main exhibit; it’s meant for kids to take pictures on. Still, it is emblematic of the abundant stupidity on display there. Ken Ham cannot take this.
It gets him irate and whiny like nothing else. Here he goes again. A museum in Poland has unveiled a saddled dinosaur attraction, and Ham weighs in:
Will the atheists now mock this secular museum and park for having a couple of fun dinosaurs with saddles for kids? Then again, it is not a creationist facility; so, maybe they are allowed to do such a thing! It is only Christians who can’t put a saddle on a dinosaur! After all, why should Christians be allowed to do fun things for kids?! Of course, most people (except other atheists it seems) see through this nonsense of the atheists’ baseless mocking of the Creation Museum.
I can’t decide if Ham is stupid, insincere, or both. Whether the triceratops is part of a teaching exhibit is irrelevant. The problem isn’t whether Ham actually believes that dinosaurs wore saddles, it’s the failure to recognize the 65,000,000-year gap (give or take) between the time of dinosaurs’ existence and the time of saddles’ invention.
A little more of Ken’s whining (incorporating P.Z. Myers’ retort):
By the way, we do believe that dinosaurs and humans have co-existed; I am only pointing out here how these evolutionists can be inconsistent—and also misrepresent what is in our Creation Museum. The Minnesota professor we mentioned above knows that our saddled dinosaur is in a children’s play area and is not a museum exhibit. Even though there is a sign next to the sculpted dinosaur that says it is only for children to get on (“wear and tear” is lessened that way), this atheist professor—consistent with his belief that he lives in a universe without purpose and standards of any kind—felt that he could disregard the child-only sign (even after he signed an agreement—drafted by the tour leader of his atheist group—that he would obey the museum’s policies rules).
He wrote the following in an August 2009 blog of his:
Some very persnickety people have been demanding that I apologize for riding a fiberglass dinosaur at the Creation ‘Museum,’ because it had a sign saying it was intended only for those under the age of 12. I’ve thought about it. There is that sign, after all, and if I’d looked a little more carefully, I might have noticed it. But then, I realized that I still would have clambered aboard. There isn’t the slightest twinge of repentance in my heart. I’ll even encourage everyone else to jump on, if you go there—it’s irresistibly ludicrous, and is a good way to thumb your nose at the goofballs running that show.
Note that he can barely bring himself to use Myers’ name (though it does make a rare appearance earlier in the blog post) and you’ll never find a link to Myers’ blog, Pharyngula. Ham is obviously a fearful man who spins his wheels hard, but tries to protect his flock from contradictory viewpoints.