For Helmut Welke, taking the Bible seriously means believing the flood story found in the Bible’s first book, Genesis – and unearthing scientific evidence to support that belief.
Welke, an engineering manager and the president of the Quad-City Creation Science Association, led a two-day Creation Science Weekend Saturday and Sunday at Walnut Park Baptist Church.
Welke said he found evidence of flood geology – a catastrophic event that led to rock stratification – during a nine-day rafting trip down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon with the Australian geologist Andrew Snelling, the director of research for the creation science group Answers in Genesis.
During a question-and-answer session, Welke noted that erosion is such a powerful force that if the world were even 10 million years old, “North America would (by now) have eroded down to nothing.”
He said there’s “strong evidence” for dinosaurs and humans to have coexisted and speculated that only 50 or so species of dinosaurs spent the six weeks or so aboard Noah’s ark.
Welke is just plain wrong in how science works. He has a hypothesis and is deliberately looking for evidence to support it. Everything that goes against his hypothesis (which is pretty much ALL of science) is easily discarded as scientifical mumbo jumbo as it’s not in the Bible.
Always be wary of people who think The Flintstones is an accurate description of the stone age.
Why is this even news? I guess nothing of actual importance goes on in Iowa? This is how “fair” journalism goes wrong. You need to take a position and say this is rubbish.