Holy - Fuck, I can't believe that even he would say something THIS stupid.
Out of curiosity, which would you judge as worse:
1) That Ken Ham genuinely
believes these things to be true, and wishes others to believe them.
2) That Ken Ham does not genuinely
believe these things to be true, and expresses these opinions because he believes his constituency
believes them to be true.
I find both
scenarios appalling at roughly the same magnitudes, though appalling for different reasons. In order for Ken Ham to hold his position, he needs to be woefully
ignorant, and frankly, he is in a position of influence where he owes bearing the responsibility of informing himself
to himself and his constituency
. So it is either willful ignorance (which is appalling) or some aspect of his beliefs are denying his acceptance of rather straightforward fact - that there is no anti-deity agenda behind space exploration. And option 2
is plainly dishonest without justification.
I suppose there are other options besides the two, though nothing is coming to me at the moment.