A Problem of Age


Quite presumably, one of the most important ‘facts’ that cause evolution to be a viable theory for the development of creatures is the age of the earth. If the earth were to be known to be younger than a couple billion years of age, it would cause the validity of the Theory of Evolution to be greatly scrutinized. As it stands, there are many different cases that seem to suggest the earth can only be, at most, 32 million years. This is far to young for evolution to have occurred on the grand scale that many scientists call for.

Let it be said that one of the key assumptions that the Theory of Evolution makes, is the Principle of Uniformity which states that the Earth as we observe today has been working at the same constant rate since the beginning of time. Therefore, we will continue to assume such an assumption to be accurate when we discuss some key issues below.

SALT IN THE OCEAN:

The amount of salt that is accumulating in the ocean is due to rivers flowing into the ocean, volcanic ash, and waves pounding on shores. This salt has been measured, ocean20acidificationpresently, to accumulate at a specific rate. Using this rate, scientists have measured that the present “salt content would accumulate within 32 million years” (A Question of Origins, 98).

DECAY OF THE EARTH’S MAGNETIC FIELD:

Since 1835, the earth’s magnetic field strength has been measured. It has been observed from these measurements that the earth’s magnetic field is decaying, becoming less strong over time. However, the present rate suggests that if the earth were billions of years old, there would be no magnetic field. In fact, estimates suggest that the earth’s magnetic field would have produced so much heat at 20,000 years that no life would be possible (A Question of Origins, 99).

SHORT PERIOD COMETS:

Currently there are about 100  short period comets still in existence. Yet studies show that these comets could not be in existence currently if the solar system were older than ikeya-zhang10,000 years. Unless scientists discover a Comet Cloud belt, these comets provide a critical argument to the age of the earth. *

*- Please note that scientist believe that the Scattered Disc to be a supplier of short period comets, although I have not found evidence that this hypothesis is proven (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scattered_disc).

SUPERNOVA REMNANTS:

Supernovas are stars that explode at the end of their lives. This explosion causes a great expanding cloud of dust to travel through space; this cloud is called a Supernova Remnant (SNR). After about 300 years, the SNR has a blast wave occur which emits radio waves and causes the SNR to continue to expand. Then, after about 120,000 years there would be a third stage. Scientists have been able to measure, based on these constant stages of SNRs approximately how many SNRs occur in a given amount of time, based on the age of the earth.

So, scientists did a prediction of how many SNRs would have occured/been observed had the galaxy been 120,000+ years old, and also did a similar prediction with the galaxy age being around 7000.

Stage   #SNRs (120,000+ earth)   #SNRs(7000 earth)    Actual #SNRs observed

1.                        2                                             2                                    5

2.                    2,260                                        125                                200

3.                       >0                                               0                                    0

The study shows that the Supernova Remnants support a solar system that is around 7,000 years old.8x10.ai

CONCLUSION:

Although many scientists have suggested the earth to be billions of years old, there is an ample amount of evidence that suggests otherwise. How are we to know which things we should apply the Principle of Uniformity towards? Is it fair for scientists to apply the Principle of Uniformity only towards geographic rocks and not the salt levels in the ocean? I think not. Therefore, we must come to the conclusion that interpreting science is much more complex than what most scientists give it credit for. Truly, our interpretation comes down to how much faith we have in our assumptions.

And I’m putting my faith into the assumption that God’s Word is completely true.

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” – John 1:1 (New International Version)

 

 

Dilemma for Creationists in First Law of Thermodynamics


Dilemma for Creationists in First Law of Thermodynamics? I don’t think so. Matter cannot be created or destroyed. It can only change forms.

This would seem like a problem because at some point God must have created matter. However, I like to think about it like this: think of God as an owner of a fish tank. Now imagine that we are fishes. We cannot add to or subtract from the water in the fish tank, we can just help it change forms. However, the owner can because he is outside the tank! He can add more water to the tank or take some out. So it is with God. He is in the spiritual realm, and so, he has the key to our ‘fish tank’. He has the power to add matter or subtract matter from our universe. This is because He is outside our universe physical universe… he is not limited to space or time.

19 By wisdom the Lord laid the earth’s foundations,
    by understanding he set the heavens in place;
20 by his knowledge the watery depths were divided,
    and the clouds let drop the dew.” – Proverbs 3:19-20

Oort Cloud


Although many scientists claim that many comets must come from the Oort cloud (and some even go as far to say that the ingredients of life may have traveled on the front of a comet from the Oort cloud and the comet collided with earth and thus landed life on earth) the Oort cloud itself is an almost completely hypothetical object and origin. Most scientists will have you believe otherwise. As for me… I can see the likely hood of an Oort cloud, however if there is not one I do know that there is a God out there who sits in his Oort cloud (heaven) and is responsible for throwing comets to our galaxy. I almost feel as if its like we’re playing catch in the backyard with our Daddy. He throws us some perfect balls and we get to look at them and study them with awe. Then we ‘throw’ it back to him as the comet returns to where it came from.* Speaking of comets, there is a comet that will pass the earth during December called the ISON. With binoculars you should be able to see it. Or you can look at it on Thanksgiving day as it passes the sun on this website: http://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/

 

*- Of course this is a completely allegorical picture, however, it serves to illuminate the point that Jesus is in control of everything including the stars in the sky

Jesus defied the Second Law of Thermodynamics


This is just a hypothesis….
If you drop a piece of glass and it shatters into a million pieces, is there even a slight chance that it will spontaneously reform? No! This is because of the Second Law of Thermodynamics.
When Jesus died, he had a high entropy. When he rose up again he had a low entropy. He was broken but then was resurrected. When he resurrected, he broke the law that nothing can decrease in entropy. Jesus defied the Second Law of Thermodynamics! Only the Creator of the Universe could do that!

Again, this is just a hypothesis. Whether it completely follows scientific accuracy I cannot guarantee. But it explains a great point!

Evolution vs. Creationism


Well, I really enjoy this topic, and at this point I’m not trying to support both sides, however, I may publish a post that has supporting evidence for both sides later. Evolution, a idea that has become popular only recently, was popularized by Charles Darwin. In (most) schools it is taught without thought to its possible inaccuracy. However, I would like to remind everyone of this quote from Darwin’s Origin of Species: “If it could be demonstrated that any complex organ existed, which could not possibly have been formed by numerous, successive, slight modifications, my theory would absolutely break down.” –Chapter VI, Organs of Extreme Perfection; page 187; Origin of Species.

The flagellum, my friend, is a Biological machine, that, cannot be broken down. If it was, then, it would not be able to function. So when being formed it could not have been formed by numerous, slight modifications. Here are some clips that you can watch to get a better understanding.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fs5wGFbkb40

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iwzzR0lUKw

Anselm


I believe in order to understand”

– Anselm

Those who seek truth must first have faith, not the other way around. Therefore, scientists have faith. An atheist has as much faith(and maybe more) as any religious person.