Tuesday, August 23, 2005

The Grasp of Time

Not surprisingly, many people refuse to absorb it. Nearly every attack on evolution - whether it is called intelligent design or plain creationism, synonyms for the same faith-based rejection of evolution - ultimately requires a foreshortening of cosmological, geological and biological time.


Writes Verlyn Klinkenborg today. Certainly true. They refuse to and so opt for a simple children's bedtime story instead of wrapping their brains around the evidence of biological history. Don't follow such people anywhere. They're ditch-diving into the sands of time with their eyes, ears and minds slammed shut. Buried alive.

14 Comments:

Blogger John S. Meade said...

Mark, I believe God created the world in six 24 hour periods.

7:01 AM  
Blogger John S. Meade said...

Dinosaur” Names, Then and Now
Name and date first written in the Bible Scientific Name (best estimate) and date the name appeared
tanniyn (dragon) before 1400 BC dinosaur 1841 AD
behemoth before 1400 BC brachiosaurus 1903 AD
Leviathan before 1400 BC kronosaurus 1901 AD

8:02 AM  
Blogger Mark said...

John is crazy, so no more need be said. He thinks the Israelites lived with dinosaurs.

Mitchell I don't have the time to read this right now but it sure isn't a John Locke relative on first glance. There are no significant gaps in evolutionary theory. Read that fact in science. There just aren't any and fantasy can't supplant reality. You're nuts if you think so. I'll read it and disect it later. Thanks for posting.

5:37 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

The Locke review is so fallacious as to be completely invalid factually as to what evolution is. He;s hanging his hat on misrepresentation and extrapolating the gaps in the fossil record. This tactic is as old as the hills. Transitional forms are everywhere, but every single one isn't, or needs to be. In science it's the preponderance of the evidence that fortifies a theory. In this record evolution is as solid as the day it was published and more.

7:44 PM  
Blogger John S. Meade said...

Mark, I do not believe I am crazy. I am sorry we cannot disagree without being attack personally.

6:15 AM  
Blogger Mark said...

There is no disagreement. You are flat-out wrong, but too dumb to see it. There simply is no time for anyone this stupid and duped. Thanks for illustrating my point to perfection John.

6:17 AM  
Blogger John S. Meade said...

Creationism is not "against" modern science! In fact, the Biblical mandate to "subdue" the earth (Genesis 1:28) requires us to understand it, which is what science is all about. "Creation Science" is simply the practice of science with the assumption and acknowledgement that there is a creator God, versus the now standard operating assumption of naturalism (that nature is "all there is").

No one, including creation scientists, disputes that so-called "micro-evolution" (variation within a type of organism) caused by natural selection occurs and may be responsible for the large number of species found within a type. Almost all touted evidences for evolution are of this category (like Darwin's finches, the "peppered moth", or bacteria that become resistant to antibiotics). However, it is important to note that "micro-evolution" is a misnomer, as it implies that "a little" evolution is taking place. In actuality, NO evolution is taking place, as no increase in complexity (such as the development of a new organ) is being generated, but merely the emphasis of some already present traits over others.

Large scale change of one type of organism into another, so-called "macro-evolution", is beyond the ability of mutation coupled with natural selection to produce. Evolutionists acknowledge this is a "research issue". Even non-creation scientists (such as Denton and Behe) have written books giving the hard scientific facts that document why this is impossible.

The "geologic column", which is cited as physical evidence of evolution occurring in the past, is better explained as the result of a devastating global flood which happened about 5,000 years ago, as described in the Bible. Even evolutionists acknowledge that the fossil record is one of "fully-formed abrupt appearance" and "stasis" (that is, no change over time).

The belief that the atoms of a "Big Bang" eventually produced people ALL BY THEMSELVES (that is, without any intelligent guidance) is contrary to the well-proven Second Law of Thermodynamics, and the fundamentals of Information Theory. The universe is known to be "running down" yet evolution postulates it is "building up". Atoms to people evolution is much more a "religious belief" than a scientific fact.

There is no reason not to believe that God created our universe, earth, plants, animals, and people just as described in the book of Genesis!

Go to Creation Science Home Page

6:30 AM  
Blogger Mark said...

Ad Ignorantiam but with a complete lie for support. There is no creation science. It's a political ploy for the ignorant. Advertise somewhere else. You lose.

6:36 AM  
Blogger Mark said...

Anonymous trolls with agendas, false ones, are the bane of Internet discussion. They're cowards and charlatans by nature.

6:38 AM  
Blogger John S. Meade said...

Mark, I pray that someday you find peace in your life. Also, if I was advertising dont you think I would be "dumb" enough to advertise on a blog with more than 4 readers.

6:43 AM  
Blogger Mark said...

Religion is the opiate of the masses. I understand your numbness and need for a cozy bedtime story, but it just isn't true: it's fictional complete with a magical land where you will supposedly live forever.

Science can't answer your ultimate question, and doesn't even attempt to. You're having a one-sided argument.

And John click on the sitemeter. There's more than four.

6:49 AM  
Blogger John S. Meade said...

Mark, dont let actual facts get in your way: 4 unique visitors.
You make this to easy.

6:53 AM  
Blogger Mark said...

"Mark, I believe God created the world in six 24 hour periods."

I rest my case. So there's one in every time zone? Yeah right. Easy indeed.

6:12 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

John it's hard for four people to be in all of these places at once. Easy? Yeah you sure are.

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6:29 PM  

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