How does young earth creationism handle the evidence for millions of years in the fossil record? Subscribe to our Question of the Week: The trick with interpreting the fossil record is that most paleontologists also subscribe an atheistic version of evolution. They interpret the fossil record in terms of that particular worldview, inspect the interpretation, and note that it confirms the theory, which is more than a little circular. The question, then, is how do creationists interpret the fossil record? We need to begin with the premise that it is impossible for the Bible to contradict true science, as God is the author of all truth and knowledge. That is to say, the Bible may be misinterpreted by men, but it will never be wrong.
Radiometric Dating and the Geological Time Scale
Primary source references As a preface to this document, I want to point out that it is a shame that we have to continue to refute the same arguments that evolutionists keep bringing up over and over again in their attempts to argue against the fact of creation, which fact has been well established since the day the earth was created ex nihilo several thousand years ago. It is also a shame that the masses have bought all this based on some circular reasoning about fossils, where fossils tend to be found buried, similarities between various life forms, the presence of certain decay products in rocks, and other inherently speculative arguments about the past, based on phenomena that exist in the present.
If I hope to accomplish anything, it will be to simply encourage critical thinking. One must get past the arguments ad populum that its popularity counts for something , ad hominem that if you attack the person making the argument, this counts for something , and especially ad baculum that there are people who have the clout to decree it as true , to ask the key questions and challenge the unsubstantiated assumptions and thinking of those who would hold to the evolution position.
Today there are an increasing number of anti-creationist authors who are producing books and periodicals that make this relatively brief presentation insufficient to deal with all the points in dispute. Those defending creation today who don’t have the time to devote their life’s study to gaining expertise in all fields of inquiry must principally be prepared to think critically, logically, and challenge unsubstantiated assumptions made by these people.
The Date of the Nativity in Luke (6th ed., ) Richard Carrier. It is beyond reasonable dispute that Luke dates the birth of Jesus to 6 A.D. It is equally indisputable that Matthew dates the birth of Jesus to 6 B.C. (or some year before 4 B.C.).
Burials have been recorded at a number of excavated henges, both pre-dating the henge and as a result of secondary reuse. Their chronological overlap with older structures makes it difficult to classify them as a coherent tradition. They seem to take the concept of creating a space separate from the outside world one step further than the causewayed enclosure , and they focus attention on an internal point. In some cases, the construction of the bank and ditch was a stage that followed other activity on the site.
At Balfarg , North Mains and Cairnpapple , for example, earlier cremations and deliberate smashing of pottery predate the enclosure. Concentrations of henges occur over much of Britain. Orkney Cunliffe and Wessex Burl have both been suggested as the original provenance of the monument type; however, others remain unconvinced Barclay Unlike earlier enclosure monuments, henges were not usually built on hilltops but on low-lying ground, often close to watercourses and good agricultural land.
Some scholars, such as the editors of the edition of the Penguin Dictionary of Archaeology Bray and Trump, , have claimed that henges are unique to the British Isles. They state that similar, much earlier, circles on the Continent, such as Goseck circle which has no bank in any case , and later ones such as Goloring are not proper “henges”. But The Penguin Archaeological Guide Bahn, does not comment on geographical locations for henges.
The assumption that the geologic column is a base from which to calibrate the C dates is not wise. With a half-life of only years, carbon dating has nothing to do with dating the geological ages! Whether by sloppiness or gross ignorance, Dr. Hovind is confusing the carbon “clock” with other radiometric “clocks.
He who isn’t radical as a youth has no heart. And he who isn’t conservative as an adult has no brain. Or something to that effect, I couldn’t find an original quote, and there are various attributions.
Acknowledgements Introduction his document discusses the way radiometric dating and stratigraphic principles are used to establish the conventional geological time scale. It is not about the theory behind radiometric dating methods, it is about their application, and it therefore assumes the reader has some familiarity with the technique already refer to “Other Sources” for more information. As an example of how they are used, radiometric dates from geologically simple, fossiliferous Cretaceous rocks in western North America are compared to the geological time scale.
To get to that point, there is also a historical discussion and description of non-radiometric dating methods. A common form of criticism is to cite geologically complicated situations where the application of radiometric dating is very challenging. These are often characterised as the norm, rather than the exception.
The Blind Spot In Rori Raye’s Circular Dating
Religion is designed to focus the people’s attention and energy on a single, unchanging, uncompromising and invisible supreme being who allegedly created an inferior human race just for some extra companionship and love for himself and then supposedly foisted a set of oppressive and in some cases arbitrary rules on them, which if broken would be met with unimaginable punishment. This keeps the followers in a continuing state of fear and compliance. They are afraid to question the intentions of this invisible being and they are afraid of even expressing their own individuality in many cases.
When does Gen X end and Gen Y begin? There was a comment on a blog I was reading yesterday (sorry forgot which blog) asking what is the dividing time between Gen X and Gen Y.
Many circular geological structures are exposed in sedimentary basins of Saudi Arabia. Abstract A number of circular geological structures outcrop in the sedimentary basins of Saudi Arabia, several are reviewed here to assess their mode of origin. They are unrelated to each other, are easily seen on aerial imagery, and their origins are assessed here on the basis of new fieldwork and reflection seismic data. The structures range in size from hundreds of meters to several kilometers in diameter.
Reflection seismic data demonstrate that underlying strata are structureless and Jabal Rayah is interpreted as a probable impact structure. There are dissolution structures in the vicinity and although this is a viable explanation, the uniquely large and complex nature of Ash Shutbah suggests an alternative origin by impact. Reflection seismic data show that underlying strata in the vicinity of Ash Shutbah are structureless.
A province of at least circular structures occurs in northeast Saudi Arabia. Aerial imagery and reflection seismic data shows that these structures are a mixture of bioherms and dissolution collapse features. Field investigation reveals an unfaulted bowl with a slightly fractured floor in sabkha facies. Previous article in issue.
Ask A Guy: If He Won’t Commit Now, Will He Ever?
Early Items From H. Howe’s Historical Collections of Ohio Art. By a Citizen of the United States. The earth is nearly eight thousand miles in diameter, and the deepest excavations that have been made in it by human art, do not extend to half a mile below its surface. We are, therefore, utterly ignorant of the nature and composition of the interior of this immense mass, and must, perhaps, for ever remain so. The subject is of too much interest, however, not to have excited the particular attention of philosophers, and, in the absence of facts, many of them have not hesitated to resort to speculation and conjecture.
Sep 30, · Honor foreplay and give lots of compliments. Do not pull her pants off and go right for the main event. Turning her on beforehand is a must — so kiss her, run your fingers and tongue along her.
He was married for 10 years and has been divorced for about 2. His ex still gives him a hard time, but he says that he has moved on. He has custody of one child and she the other. We spend majority of our time together. He said that he expected me to pull back, but not cut it off completely. Then, he back peddled and said he prays daily for god to release some of the things in his life.
Being a woman, I accepted his logic and things have been good. We were talking and he told me to purchase whatever I like, but remember that I want to have kids in a few years and that I would have to get a new car. I said that my future husband would just take my car and I would take his. My bet is that the root of it is some kind of fear or bad experience. For all I know, he might have committed to his ex-wife and once he did, it was all downhill.
For that reason, he might believe on an emotional level that if he starts defining commitments that the relationship will go downhill.
Creation vs. Evolution
You can visit his blog at RooshV. Might Is Right attempts to make the social Darwinist argument that the human natural order only rewards strength and power, just like in the animal kingdom, and those who do not understand this fact will always get trampled on by groups who are more powerful. The natural world is a world of war; the natural man is a warrior; the natural law is tooth and claw.
Yep, faith and euphoria do not trump valid evidence that actually exists. If theists could substantiate their supernatural religious claims with credible evidence that actually existed, faith, would never need to be the main requirement.
Ancient Greece Ancient Greece was the birthplace of Western philosophical ethics. The ideas of Socrates c. The sudden flowering of philosophy during that period was rooted in the ethical thought of earlier centuries. In the poetic literature of the 7th and 6th centuries bce, there were, as in other cultures, moral precepts but no real attempts to formulate a coherent overall ethical position.
The Greeks were later to refer to the most prominent of these poets and early philosophers as the seven sages , and they are frequently quoted with respect by Plato and Aristotle. Knowledge of the thought of this period is limited, for often only fragments of original writings, along with later accounts of dubious accuracy, remain. He appears to have written nothing at all, but he was the founder of a school of thought that touched on all aspects of life and that may have been a kind of philosophical and religious order.
In ancient times the school was best known for its advocacy of vegetarianism , which, like that of the Jains, was associated with the belief that after the death of the body, the human soul may take up residence in the body of an animal see reincarnation. Pythagoreans continued to espouse this view for many centuries, and classical passages in the works of writers such as Ovid 43 bce—17 ce and Porphyry — opposing bloodshed and animal slaughter can be traced to Pythagoras.
This term was used in the 5th century to refer to a class of professional teachers of rhetoric and argument. The Sophists promised their pupils success in political debate and increased influence in the affairs of the city. They were accused of being mercenaries who taught their students to win arguments by fair means or foul.