“Alhambra Rock juts up northeast of Monument Pass, an errant monument with a very unusual origin. It is one of several diatremes in the region. It formed about 30 million years ago when a gas-driven vortex of material blasted upward from below Earth’s crust. It contains pieces of Earth’s mantle and of the rocks it punched through. Possibly moving faster than the speed of sound, the material probably followed old Precambrian faults. The rock is kimberlite, the type of...Read More
Did the Church Fathers Believe in a Young Earth?
Hugh Ross has claimed that numerous church fathers held old-earth viewpoints, but listen to what a couple of old-earth Christians themselves admit: “In his book Creation and Time (Colorado Springs: Navpress, 1994), astrophysicist and Christian apologist Hugh Ross conveyed the impression that there was a wide range of opinions about the nature of the creation days in the early church. He maintained that “writing later in the third century, Lactantius (c. AD 250-325),...Read More
Story Time – This Pastor’s Answer Shocked Me!!
In keeping with the post from yesterday, I couldn’t believe what I heard from a pastor. Recently while hiking in the Grand Canyon with Jackson Hole Bible College students, I heard one of the students talking with a gentleman on the trail. I heard the gentleman say “I am an evolutionist.” That got my attention! In talking with him, he said that he is a pastor of a church. We tried reasoning with him that Evolution and Genesis don’t fit – and he agreed with that, but...Read More
An Honest Atheist!
Former hard-nosed English Atheist philosopher Antony Flew abandoned Atheism/materialism because of the growing evidence for such design in living things. He said: “It now seems to me that the findings of more than fifty years of DNA research have provided materials for a new and enormously powerful argument to design.” This research “has shown, by the almost unbelievable complexity of the arrangements which are needed to produce (life), that intelligence must have...Read More
A Credible Explanation??
Well-known American Atheist philosopher, Thomas Nagel said, “What is lacking, to my knowledge, is a credible argument that the story [of cosmic evolution] has a nonnegligible probability of being true. There are two questions. First, given what is known about the chemical basis of biology and genetics, what is the likelihood that self-reproducing life forms should have come into existence spontaneously on the early earth, solely through the operation of the laws of...Read More
Only Natural Explanations Allowed!!
“It is not that the methods and institutions of science somehow compel us to accept a material explanation of the phenomenal world, but, on the contrary, that we are forced by our a priori adherence to material causes to create an apparatus of investigation and a set of concepts that produce material explanations, no matter how counter-intuitive, no matter how mystifying to the uninitiated. Moreover, that materialism is absolute, for we cannot allow a Divine...Read More
Too Much Radium – Evidence that make it Reasonable to Question the Reliability of Radiometric Dating:
“Some information from the book Uranium Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Geology provided by Jon Covey gives us evidence that fractionation processes are making radiometric dates much, much too old. Geology contributing author Massimo Cortini cites a very interesting anomaly regarding the U 238 decay chain, which is U-238, U-234, Th-230, Ra-226, Rn-222, Po-218 Po-214, Po-210, Pb-210, Bi-210, Pb-206. The half life of U-238 is 4.47 x 10^9 years and that of Ra-226 is 1.6 x...Read More
80% – !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Seriously??
“A staggering report by Science (2010) also found that, “One paleontologist estimates that more than 80% of marine reptile specimens now on display in Chinese museums have been, ‘altered or artificially combined to varying degrees’.”5 There are also numerous websites highlighting that: “… over the last three decades, a thriving side-industry has grown up around trilobites – one where craftsmen often working in rural outposts in far-away lands, basically manufacture...Read More
Jesus’ Resurrection Confirmed!
“Indeed, the weakness of any conspiracy is one of the main things to have convinced former corrupt Nixon staffer Chuck Colson of the fact of the Resurrection: I know the resurrection is a fact, and Watergate proved it to me. How? Because 12 men testified they had seen Jesus raised from the dead, then they proclaimed that truth for 40 years, never once denying it. Every one was beaten, tortured, stoned and put in prison. They would not have endured that if it weren’t...Read More
A SHOEBOX – That’s it??!!
And this quote comes from National Geographic – do we really have enough evidence of human evolution?? Check this out! “The fossil record is frustratingly ambiguous. Slightly older than H. erectus is a species called Homo habilis, or “handy man” – so named by Louis Leakey and his colleagues in 1964 because they believed it responsible for the stone tools they were finding at Olduvai Gorge in Tanzania. In the 1970s teams led by Louis’s son Richard found more H....Read More
“Recognition in peer-reviewed literature is not an absolute requirement to demonstrate an idea’s scientific merit.” “Darwin’s own theory of evolution was first published in a book for a general and scientific audience—his Origin of Species—not in a peer-reviewed paper. Nonetheless, ID’s peer-reviewed publication record shows that it deserves— and is receiving—serious consideration by the scientific community.” “Again, for a more complete list of peer-reviewed pro-ID...Read More
An Atheist Who Searched:
“I tried something that I’m not sure many people do. Every few weeks, I would study a particular philosopher’s take on life …Nietzsche, Hume, Dostoevsky, Sartre, Plato, etc. and then try to apply it to my own life. I was looking for the perfect, workable philosophy for life. I found over and over, that either their philosophies seemed lacking, or were too impractical to implement. But I kept searching. I was challenging my friend with every question...Read More