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Creationist Ken Ham’s brain melts down as he contemplates whether God created cancer

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Creationist Ken Ham, the founder of the infamous Ark Encounter museum, issued a bizarre tweet on Monday in which he lashed out at Christians who believe that life has existed on Earth for millions — and not merely thousands — of years.

In explaining why all true Christians should believe that God created the world a mere 6,000 years ago despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, Ham said that accepting such a narrative would be to blame God for the creation of diseases that he believes came about only after a talking snake tricked two people into eating an apple.

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“Christians who believe the fossil record was laid down millions of years before man, are really accusing God of saying cancer & diseases are ‘very good’ Gen 1:31, as many diseases have been discovered in fossil bones supposedly millions of yrs old!” he wrote. “No, diseases came after sin.”

Ham then posted screenshots of articles showing that scientists have found evidence of arthritis and cancer in dinosaur fossils. However, given that these same scientists also believe that dinosaurs existed 65 million years ago, it is unclear why Ham accepts their scientific findings about diseases in fossils.

See the whole tweet below.

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Why you should sell your house now — and not wait for the climate to change

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Cities across the United States are already seeing the impacts of climate change. Sea levels are on the rise in Miami, Florida, where ocean waters creep into the streets, even when it isn't raining. Massive wildfires have taken out whole neighborhoods in California and in Alaska, about 2.5 million acres have burned since July 3. Wildfires there are getting worse, according to experts.

The problem of climate change has reached a dangerous level for some homeowners in areas that are no longer insurable. In Miami, for example, the "street-level" is now considered the basement and insurers are dropping coverage for basements. According to the Daily Beast, at least 340,000 California homeowners lost their property insurance coverage between 2015 and 2018 because the wildfires are getting worse and companies don't want to pay out when homes are destroyed.

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GOP lawmakers working behind the scenes with Democrats to curb Trump’s tariff madness

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According to a report from Wall Street Journal, Republican lawmakers are working behind the scenes to rein in Donald Trump's penchant for declaring tariffs willy-nilly depending on how he feels about other countries and their leaders at any given time.

As the president trade war rages on -- impacting manufacturers, farmers and consumers alike -- Republicans looking at the 2020 election are desperate to turn around a U.S. economy that looks headed for a recession.

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Beto O’Rourke doubles down on gun buybacks

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Former Rep. Beto O'Rourke, a Texas Democrat who is running for president in 2020, told NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday that he believes assault weapons are "instruments of terror" and the government should implement a mandatory buyback policy.

I was asked about @SenToomey saying mandatory buybacks are "awful."

I said the priorities in D.C. are screwed up.

What's awful is a 17 month-old baby shot in the face with an AR-15 in Odessa. What's awful is 22 people killed in a Walmart buying school supplies in El Paso. pic.twitter.com/JAN1xfrQYS

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