Leading Australian Young Earth Creationist Ken Ham is visiting Ipswich for an Answers in Genesis conference on 8 August. Ham says that “maths is fundamentally Christian” (not sure what he means by that), that there were dinosaurs on Noah’s Ark but their average size was about the same as a sheep (explaining how there was room), that the universe was created about 6,000 years ago and that Noah’s flood occurred about 4,500 years ago in the year 2348 BC. This is despite gaining a bachelor’s degree in Applied Science, with emphasis in Environmental Biology, through the Queensland Institute of Technology and, in order to begin teaching science in Australian public schools, a diploma in Education from the University of Queensland.
It all goes to show that you can give a young man a science education, but it doesn’t make him rational.
If anyone fancies going to the St John the Baptist Church in Cauldwell Hall Road, Ipswich, on 8 August and asking Mr Ham some questions, please let us know.
Illustration: 19th century engraving of dinosaurs, minus ark.