Creationist Ken Ham recently announced that he doesn’t believe aliens exist, but if they did exist, he thinks there’s no point in NASA looking for them because, “only the descendants of Adam can be saved.”
Ham’s idiotic remarks were a source of derision and laughter from many different places, including Bill Maher and Neil DeGrasse Tyson on last week’s Real Time. When asked about the remarks, Tyson simply replied, “That’s messed up.”
Searching for solace where none is to be found, Ham fled to more comfortable grounds, and sat across from the stupidest man on the planet to backtrack on his words: Ray Comfort. While on Comfort’s show, according to Mediaite,
“Ham insists he doesn’t think aliens are going to hell, he just believes aliens do not exist, and therefore NASA searching for them is a waste of time.”
“Jesus didn’t become a God Klingon, he became a God man,” and when asked about Maher, responded, “I’ll tell you who’s messed up, Bill Maher and these atheists.”
Let’s do a thought experiment. Life on Earth has evolved in the strangest places and to survive very harsh extremes — for instance, the ridiculously adorable Tardigrade (also known as moss piglets or water bears) can survive exposure to the vacuum.
We already know there are exoplanets out there; we’ve found and confirmed over a thousand of them, with over 3,000 unconfirmed. The Milky Way galaxy has about 300 billion stars; if even a tiny fraction of those can hold life like the Tardigrade, which can survive just about anywhere, how many planets with life is that?
Now figure that Andromeda, our nearest neighbor, has about 1 trillion stars. Likewise, the Triangulum Galaxy, another neighbor, has about 40 billion stars.
Finally, know that the Andromeda, Triangulum, and Milky Way galaxies are just three galaxies, out of about 200 billion galaxies.
To call Ham “arrogant” and “stupid” is an understatement of cosmic proportions.
Watch Ham’s interview.
You can watch the interview below, via Raw Story: