The Natural View and the Spiritual View #9

Monday, February 17, 2014

“Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth” (2 Timothy 3:7 KJV).

We continue addressing the associated objections and misconceptions concerning the recent Ken Ham/Bill Nye Creation/Evolution online debate….

THE BIBLE AND AN OLD EARTH. “No longer could geologists compress all of Earth history into the short span suggested by the Old Testament of the Bible” (my college-level historical geology textbook, The Earth Through Time, by Levin, 8th edition, 2006, page 17). (Bold emphasis mine.) Dr. Harold Levin—an Evolutionist geology professor, not a Creationist—admits the Old Testament does not support an old earth. (So, why do some professing Christians assert Scripture teaches an old earth?)

WHY AN OLD EARTH IS NECESSARY. Do you remember my previous comments about why scientists believe in an old earth? Now, we allow them to affirm what we discussed earlier: “The hypothesis of Earth’s immense antiquity also was supported by Darwin and other biologists, who saw the need for hundreds of millions of years to accomplish the organic evolution apparent in the fossil record” (The Earth Through Time, page 33). (Bold emphasis mine.) Again, “deep time” is critical to biological evolutionary theory!

PLATE TECTONICS. Eschewing great detail, suffice it to say that Earth’s crust (outward surface on which we live) is divided into two-dozen plates, “rafts” that float on a sea of circulating molten rock (Earth’s mantle). These plates split apart to open ocean basins (divergent), collide to build mountains (convergent), or the plates slide past one another (transform faults)—these plates’ motions generate earthquakes and tsunamis, and are related to volcanic eruptions. Today, these plates move at most 4 inches (10 centimeters) per year. Thus, thousands-of-miles-wide ocean basins are assumed to have formed over tens of millions of years, and miles-high mountain ranges are assumed to have taken millions of years to rise.

THE GREAT FLOOD AND ACCELERATED PLATE TECTONICS. It is my personal belief as a geologist that plate movement rates were significantly accelerated during the Great Flood, rates that we do not observe today. Genesis 7:11 describes Earth’s plates rending (breaking) in order to release subsurface water (groundwater) that became floodwaters.

Let us continue discussing the Great Deluge….

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One thought on “The Natural View and the Spiritual View #9”

  1. The evolutionists need an immense amount of time because they believe life is the result of random impersonal forces, and given the complexity and order that exists, chance needs an infinite amount of time to produce what we see. They were truly stumped when Einstein’s equations of relativity pointed to a start for the universe, they could no longer confidently affirm that the universe had always been. No matter how much time they invoke they can never achieve the amount of time necessary just for the assembly of a relatively simple working system of only 200 integrated parts. Using statistical analysis, the likelihood of that occurring by chance is 1 out of 1E375. Now there are only 1E80 electrons in the known universe. Giving the age of the universe as 30 billion years, to give the evolutionists some advantage, and a billion trials every second for that 30 billion years, the probability that the system with 200 integrated parts would come about by chance is 1 out of 2E270. So if the assembly of this relatively simple working system is impossible, how much more impossible is it for the complexity and order of life that we see around to have arisen by undirected random forces? The evolutionist has nowhere to turn. Kind of makes you feel sorry for them doesn’t it? Thank you for your great expose. God bless you:)

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