Tagged: Creationism

Leading Young Earth Creationist Ken Ham visits Ipswich

DinosaursLeading 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.

Ham is President of the Answers in Genesis Creation Museum in Petersburg, Kentucky, a project that cost $27million. It was featured in Bill Mahers’ comedy documentary film, Religulous.

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.

 

From the BHA: Oppose Government-backed plans for a creationist-run Free School

The BHA reports:

A group of creationists has gained approval from the Government to open a fully state-funded Free School in 2013. The group are behind the plans for ‘Exemplar – Newark Business Academy’, a revised bid from the same people who proposed ‘Everyday Champion’s Academy’ last year. Everyday Champion’s Academy, which was formally backed by Everyday Champions Church, was explicitly rejected due to concerns surrounding the teaching of creationism.

 

From the TES; a Christian qualification based on nonsense and Nessie is approved

The Times Educational Supplement reports that ICCE qualification based on creationism have been approved:

Loch Ness "monster"They confidently claim that the Loch Ness monster disproves Darwinism and that there is clear proof of creationism. But that has not stopped a set of controversial Christian qualifications – used by dozens of British private schools – being described as comparable to international O and A levels.

The International Certificate of Christian Education (ICCE) has been rubber-stamped by a government agency, even though it is based on a curriculum that says the Bible is the “final authority” on scientific matters. It has prompted outrage from secular campaigners, while schools following the curriculum have come to its defence, saying that it is “academically very sound”.

For more on Christian Education Europe, which is responsible for this nonsense, click here to see their website.