SCIENCE AND CREATION
Creation and Geology
Of every science that goes up against creationism, geology may be the hardest to explain. How can anyone believe in a young earth when faced with radiometric dating and the fossil record? Do Christians have to choose between geology and the Bible?
Day One: The Age of the Earth
Given the fact that, according to the Bible, Adam was created on the sixth day of our planet's existence, we can determine a biblically based, approximate age of the earth by looking at the chronological details of the human race...
Day Two: Evidence for a Young Earth
There is a profusion of evidence for the Bible's view of a young earth. However, the old-earth perspective has held a monopoly in the public schools, in the major academic centers, and in the popular media for generations...
Day Three: The Cambrian Explosion
The earth's crust consists of many layers of fossil-bearing rock. It was once believed that the lowest layer of fossil-bearing rock was the Cambrian and that Precambrian rock was totally devoid of any fossil remains...
Day Four: The Geologic Timescale
The question of how the geologic timescale fits with the "young earth" view is a good one. The earth's crust is made up of three different kinds of rock...
Day Five: The Fossil Record
The "fossil record" is a term used by paleontologists to refer to the total number of fossils that have been discovered, as well as to the information derived from them. The problem with interpreting the fossil record is that most paleontologists also subscribe to the theory of evolution...
Day Six: Carbon Dating
Carbon dating, or radiocarbon dating, like any other laboratory testing technique, can be extremely reliable, so long as all of the variables involved are controlled and understood. Several factors affect radiocarbon test results, not all of which are easy to control objectively...
Day Seven: Radiometric Dating
Radiometric dating does not fit with the "young earth" view. Radiometric dating is a method which scientists use to determine the age of various specimens, mainly inorganic matter...
Day Eight: Uniformitarianism vs. Catastrophism
Geologically speaking, uniformitarianism is the idea that geological processes (rates of erosion and uplift, etc.) are essentially the same today as they were in the unobservable past. We can, therefore, make accurate determinations about the past simply by observing the present...
Day Nine: Pangea
Pangea is the concept that all of the land masses of the earth were at one time connected as one giant super-continent...Does the Bible mention Pangea? Not explicitly, but possibly...
Day Ten: The Ice Age
The Bible doesn't explicitly mention the Ice Age. It wasn't something that had much impact upon the writers of the Bible as they all lived in the Middle East, a region far south of the continental glaciations...
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