Creationist advocates Biblical flood in Iowa media

A completely credulous, deeply stupid article.

Group presents evidence for creationism, Biblical flood.

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.

  5 comments for “Creationist advocates Biblical flood in Iowa media

  1. Scott auden
    June 6, 2013 at 6:47 PM

    What’s fascinating is that they dismiss science wholesale, but simultaneously feel the need to find “scientific” evidence for their claims. For all the hostility shown toward “naturalistic materialist” worldviews, deep down, they seem to acknowledge objective reason’s superiority as a means for proving truth

  2. Dbp
    June 6, 2013 at 7:37 PM

    Well they have to pretend that they are reasonable. And they think saying “I found scientific evidence” makes them sound reasonable, even if it is within a complete word salad.

  3. Charles DuFarle
    June 6, 2013 at 10:38 PM

    The Appalachians are more than 480 million years old. Erosion estimate is a tad off. The Rockies are 50 to eighty million, Quite young and growing. Australia is over 3.8 billion years and above water. Note that the Bible never says how long the orchard thieves were in the Praesidium Voluptum before they were ejected. Bad scholarship on the both of them.

  4. June 8, 2013 at 7:25 AM

    Thanks for jumping on this. I spotted it early this week and just didn’t have the time to draft a response. It’s amazing how for them, faith trumps evidence. The Bible has to be right because, well, it’s the Bible! And scientists don’t know what’s going on because, well, they weren’t there, God was! There’s faith, and there’s science, two different things and why do people feel like they have to refute one rather than let them coexist?

  5. June 9, 2013 at 10:13 AM

    There was an outstanding AA (not the support group one) meeting a couple of years back in Des Moines so occasionally there is something meaningful happening in Iowa!

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