Ken Ham is mad at physicist Lawrence Krauss because Krauss told the truth about how we were created.
I love that last line:
“Forget Jesus; the stars died so that you could be here today!”
Besides the “blasphemy,” Ham is mad that Krauss dares to mock the Creation Museum when he’s only took a quick tour through it:
[CCO Mark Looy] actually timed Krauss’s visit. He took a whole 22 minutes to walk through the museum, most of the time asking Mark Looy questions and only occasionally glancing at some of the exhibits. Considering it would take a person nearly one and a half hours to watch the programs in the various theatres, including the Planetarium and SFX theatre, plus take 2 hours to watch all the 50-plus videos in the various exhibits, and a further two hours to read all the signage—it was obvious Krauss wasn’t the least bit interested in researching the content of the museum (as one would expect from a real scientist and well-known anti-creationist commentator), but only visited presumably to tell people he has seen the Creation Museum and thus could comment on it — what a farce!
22 minutes is more than enough. Hell, we’re in the Creation Museum… By my back-of-the-envelope calculation, 22 minutes in Creationist time is approximately 100 years in regular time.
I like how Larry Moran puts it:
Other atheists have spent hours in that “museum” and thoroughly debunked the collection of lies and misinformation in it. I’ve been there twice; the second visit only confirmed how unscientific the place is. But Ham just ignores all that.
Now, let’s be fair to Lawrence Krauss. He’s a very smart guy and I’m certain that it didn’t take him 22 minutes to recognize that the museum was a farce. I’m sure he stayed an extra 21 minutes just to be polite to his host.
He goes after Krauss for the following reasons:
- He openly mocks and blasphemes Jesus Christ
- Sadly, note the reaction of the audience
- Can you imagine what would happen if Krauss dared mock Mohammed or Allah, or the Islamic religion in some way?! He would probably be fired from the university, let alone face all the other problems he would have in any backlash — yet secular universities seem to allow Christianity to be mocked and for God to be blasphemed — political correctness obviously applies to how people treat other religions, but not to how one treats Christianity.
He’s not actually mocking Jesus. He’s explaining that we came from starstuff. Jesus never died for our sins because no one can possibly die for our sins. But if you want to talk about sacrifice, we’re made from dead stars. So there you go.
The audience is laughing because they understand that.
Krauss is not going after Islam because Muslims don’t go around trying to ruin science classes in America. They’re not the biggest problem we face when it comes to science education. People like Ken Ham — fundamentalist Christians who spread lies about where we came from — are the problem.
By the way, the last line in that video is getting all the attention, but the stuff before it is really great:
Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded. And the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics: You are all stardust.
Let’s see Ken Ham explain how Krauss is wrong about all that. That would be entertaining.