Recently Ken Ham, the science denying fundamentalist who claims the Earth is a few thousand years old, said that there was no need to search for extra-terrestrial life because if they were out there, they were going to go to hell anyway because they haven’t heard Christ’s word.
Of course on his website, Answers in Genesis, he struck back at the “secular media” saying that he never said any such thing and that “Huffington Post admits its site was always meant to be fiction”:
“Well, the HuffPost didn’t actually say that. But I’m using the same kind of logic and headline grabber one of its writers used in responding to an article I wrote recently!”
Of course, his denials are completely false. In a recent article, Ham said he actually believes that there is intelligent life out there but that it is a waste of time to look for them because they cannot provide answers to any questions that should be of any concern. God created the whole universe but only on Earth did he create any beings that he cares about.
He claimed that on the “Judgement Day” God would destroy it all because of Adam’s sin:
“One day, the whole universe will be judged by fire, and there will be a new heavens and earth. God’s Son stepped into history to be Jesus Christ, the ‘Godman,’ to be our relative, and to be the perfect sacrifice for sin—the Savior of mankind.
Jesus did not become the ‘GodKlingon’ or the ‘GodMartian’! Only descendants of Adam can be saved. God’s Son remains the ‘Godman’ as our Savior. In fact, the Bible makes it clear that we see the Father through the Son (and we see the Son through His Word). To suggest that aliens could respond to the gospel is just totally wrong.”
This week on Real Time, Bill Maher asked Neil DeGrasse Tyson what he thought about it — and found that this brilliant man was for once at a loss for words.
Watch the moment in the video below: