To these people, even Ken Ham is a heretic

They use the same logic, after all…

Joel L. Watts holds a Masters of Arts from United Theological Seminary with a focus in literary and rhetorical criticism of the New Testament. He is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of the Free State, analyzing Paul’s model of atonement in Galatians. He is the author of Mimetic Criticism of the Gospel of Mark: Introduction and Commentary (Wipf and Stock, 2013), a co-editor and contributor to From Fear to Faith: Stories of Hitting Spiritual Walls (Energion, 2013), and Praying in God's Theater, Meditations on the Book of Revelation (Wipf and Stock, 2014).

5 thoughts on “To these people, even Ken Ham is a heretic”

  1. Wait … I kind of want one of those remote-controlled aircraft carriers, though!

    Of course, once could explain that the gravitational mass of the Earth is acting on both the toy helicopter and truck, whereas the gravitational mass of the truck is rather puny, but this guy is obviously invulnerable to scientific reasoning.

    Oh, well …

  2. Ha, I love it. That’s the danger of hanging your faith and identity on being a literalist: there is always someone out there who is able to out-literal you.

  3. Guess the guy never heard of inertial frames of reference. He should try to throw a ball on a bullet train going 100 miles an hour, to see if the ball comes back to him as soon as he releases it. BTW, inertial frames of reference are going at a constant velocity, not undergoing any acceleration, so no forces from acceleration are observed in your frame of reference (actually, our velocity magnitude is constant, but velocity is a vector, so there is actually acceleration due to changing direction, i.e. rotation). This causes a coriolis force on the ball, since we are actually in a rotating frame of reference, which slightly bends the path one way or the other, depending on whether you are in the northern or southern hemisphere (right hand rule, as I remember, with fingers wrapping in the direction of rotation, and thumb points toward deflection). But this is a small effect, and will result in the brain of the “Ken Ham” person to explode. Been a long time since I did any of that, so hopefully I got the right hand rule right….same as current flow in a wire (finger direction), and magnetic field (thumb).

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