THE AGE OF THE EARTH   

Two Basic WORLD-views:

.                                                                                       CREATION

Creation                                          Flood                                                                              Today

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6000 years ago                          4000 years ago

.                                                                                      EVOLUTION

Big Bang               Earth forms          Life appears                            Man Evolves      Today

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600                                                                         2

Billions and billions of years ago

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What is the Creation/Evolution Debate all About?
Time is Crucial to Evolution. Creationists believe with GOD all things are possible. Evolution is interpreted in light of the Geologic Column. It becomes like the Bible to Evolution.

THE GEOLOGIC COLUMN* Each rock layer represents a different geologic age. Everything is interpreted in light of the Geologic Column. It becomes like the Bible to Evolution.

EVOLUTION’S GEOLOGIC COLUMN

Millions of
Years ago             Period                                      Life Forms

.   2                        Quaternary                             Humans
. 70                        Tertiary                                   Mammals
135                       Cretaceous                             Dinosaurs dying out
180                       Jurassic                                  1st mammals and birds
225                       Triassic                                   Reptiles – dinosaurs
275                       Permian                                  Reptiles plentiful
345                       Carboniferous                         1st reptiles – amphibians
405                       Devonian                                1st amphibians – trees
435                       Silurian                                   1st land plants – scorpions
480                       Ordovician                              1st fish
600                       Cambrian                                Invertebrates
.                            Pre-Cambrian                         Simple life forms

*Who designed this chart?   Who made it official?   When did it first come into being?

(1)           Adam or Ape?
Was your great-great-great-great-great-great-great grandpa a Tasier monkey?
(2)           Mixing Truth with Error.
Example:   Evolution & Textbooks – Adolf Hitler said, “If you tell a lie long enough, and long enough, and often enough, the people will believe it.”
“Billions of years ago …” (Fact or Faith)?
(3)           What is TRUE SCIENCE?
Science can be observed, tested, and reproduced in the laboratory, or else it is not true science.
“The basic steps in the scientific method are:

1. Stating or defining the problem.
2. Gathering information on the problem.
3. Forming a hypothesis (or trial answer).
4. Performing experiments to test the hypothesis.
5. Recording and analyzing data.
6. Stating a conclusion.
7. Repeating the work.”
(The Nature of Science – Prentice Hall – 1993)

SCIENCE can be observed, tested, and reproduced in the laboratory, or else it is not true science.

(4)           Define the problem.
How old is earth?
(5)           Gather the information.

                    Data:                                     Maximum Age
.    1.            Planets cooling                   Should be cold
.    2.            Moon leaving                      30 million years (?)
.    3.            Stalactite formations          1 inch per year
.    4.            Salt in Ocean                      62 million years
.    5.            Ocean sediments               14 million years
.    6.            Sun shrinking                       7 million years
.    7.            Helium in atmosphere          2 million years
.    8.            Mississippi river deposits     30,000 years
.    9.            Earth slowing                       (under) 30,000 years
.  10.            Magnetic field                      (under) 10,000 years
.  11.            Oil pressure                         (under) 10,000 years
.  12.            Saturn’s rings                       (under) 10,000 years
.  13.            Short-period comets            (under) 10,000 years
.  14.            Niagara  Falls eroding          9,900 years
.  15.            Longevity chart                     6,000 years
.  16.            Moon Dust                             6,000 years
.  17.            Oldest tree                             4,300 years
.  18.            Coral reef                               4,200 years
.  19.            Population chart                     4,000 years
(6)           Forming A Hypothesis.
What kind of hypothesis would one from the information?  Here’s where the problem is, Evolution is not formed on the information.
All the data is interpreted in the light of the assumption that the geologic column is true.
(7)           Testing the Hypothesis
“IT started with a BIG BANG!
1.             The First Law of Thermodynamics.
(Matter and energy cannot be created or destroyed.) None taking place anywhere in the universe today. Where did it come from?

Evolution says: “MAYBE it created itself.”   Then at some point in time you have to start with nothing. Can nothing create something?

Hebrews 4:3 – God’s works were finished on day six.

2.             The Second Law of Thermodynamics. (Everything tends toward disorder.) Evolution proposes upward trend.  Basic trend in nature is downward. Psalms 102:25-27   Sign of the curse.
3.             Problems with the “Big Bang”:
.   a.             Where did all the matter and energy come from?
.   b.             Explosions cause chaos, not order.
.   c.             The galaxies are not arranged hap-hazardly.
.   d.             The stars and planets would keep going, not stop and start orbiting a fixed point.
.   e.             Law of Conservation of Angular Momentum. Anything that flies off  from something spinning fast, will be spinning in the same direction as the original object.
Example: kids on a merry-go-round.
(8)           Don’t All Scientists Believe in Evolution?
NO!   10,000 professional scientists in the USA believe in Biblical Creation. In a 1993 Gallup poll, only 11% of the United States population believed in atheistic evolution.
Why do they control what goes into the textbooks?

“No matter how reasonable the hypothesis seems, it cannot be accepted  until supported by a large number of testing.
The research worker must be open-minded enough to change or drop a hypothesis if the evidence does not support it.”
(Modern Biology – Otto, Towle, and Bradley – 1981)

Why is the idea of an old earth so intensely protected by the evolutionists?
(9)           There Are Only Two Options:
1.             Somebody made the world
2.             The world made itself
If there wasn’t enough time for the world to make itself, then that only leaves one option, somebody made it.   The Bible says that somebody is the Lord Jesus Christ.
(10)         Have We Been Brainwashed?
If we see something mixed in with something else long enough, after awhile we begin to think it belongs there.

 

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