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Dec
15
Were Stone Tools Primitive?
Genesis 11:8-9
So the LORD dispersed them from there over the face of all the earth, and they left off building the city. Therefore its name was called Babel, because there the LORD...
One of the most persistent rumors of popular evolutionary mythology is the concept of a primitive Stone Age. While serious evolutionists do not view such a time in the same way as the popular...
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Evolution's Mistakes

Does It Look Old?

Deuteronomy 33:15
And for the chief things of the ancient mountains, and for the precious things of the lasting hills.

One lady who approached me after one of my presentations said, “God made the Earth 10,000 years ago, but he made it look like it was millions of years old.”

Evolution by Euphemism

Ephesians 5:6
Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.

In my book Where Birds Eat Horses, I talk about the way that evolutionists use, or rather misuse, language in order to make their case. One type of language much loved by evolutionists is what we call “fuzzy words”.

Volcanoes Opened Jurassic Park?

Psalm 104:32
Who looks on the earth and it trembles, who touches the mountains and they smoke!

It was, they say, the “Great Dying” supposedly 250 million years ago. 57% of all land-dwelling vertebrates became extinct. Yet amidst the death and destruction of this event, a new group of animals arose. We call them the dinosaurs.

How Nature Selects

Genesis 1:24
“And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.”

Evolutionists often use a language all of their own. Frequently that language involves reification. Reification is a logical fallacy whereby an abstract concept is treated as if it were something real or concrete. Evolutionists frequently refer to selection of  Pictures of different  dog breedsgenetic information by nature – the so-called Natural Selection. Nature is an abstract concept.

Dinosaurs and Feathers

Genesis 1:25
“And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good.”

I am a long-time fan of the BBC science fiction show Doctor Who, having watched it since the mid-1960s when the show was in black and white with no computer graphics and Daleks were upturned trash cans with sink plungers attached. One of my  Dinosaurfavorite episodes of the modern era was entitled Dinosaurs on a Spaceship. The title said it all. 

Evolution Lacks Logic

Isaiah 43:26
“Put me in remembrance: let us plead together: declare thou, that thou mayest be justified.”

Logic can sometimes be a little difficult to follow without seeing pictures. But if we take this carefully, it should make sense. There is a type of logical sequence called a syllogism, where two Charkboard with Terms on itpremises are made, followed by a conclusion. The conclusion should be based on those premises. For example:

Premise 1: If it is raining, the streets are wet.

Premise 2: It is raining.

The Birth of Deep Time

Psalm 78:15
“He clave the rocks in the wilderness, and gave them drink as out of the great depths.”

I was on an open-topped tour bus, seeing the sights of downtown Edinburgh—the capital city of Scotland. From this vantage point, our guide stopped frequently, to tell us about John Knox’s grave and Hillside city of  Edinburg Scotlandhouse, the Royal Mile, and beautiful Edinburgh Castle. At one stop, there were three things to see. To our left was Britain’s ugliest building—the Scottish Parliament.

A New Volcano Inside the Old

Psalm 83:14
“As the fire burneth a wood, and as the flame setteth the mountains on fire;”

Many people know about the devastating and explosive eruption of Mount St Helens in 1980. Not so many people know that the volcano has erupted since then, but in less spectacular fashion. 

Hourglass of the Rocks

Ecclesiastes 1:10
“Is there any thing whereof it may be said, See, this is new? it hath been already of old time, which was before us.”

Evolutionary geologists find ages for rocks, using a method known as radiometric dating. For example, uranium-lead dating relies on the change of uranium into lead. The rate at which Hour glassuranium changes into lead is not linear, but can nevertheless be measured. This value is called the half-life.

Peppered Moths Again and Again

Romans 1:21-22
“. . . because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools.”

Every so often, we need to return to the topic of peppered moths, which we have featured a number of times before. Previous Creation Moments have explained why Peppered Moths are not Peppered mothan example of evolution, and how, in the 1980s, it was found that the famous photos showing light and dark moths on light and dark tree trunks had, in fact, been staged.

Can We Test Evolution?

Psalms 119:89-9
"Forever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven. Thy faithfulness is unto all generations: thou hast established the earth, and it abideth."

There are those that claim that Evolution is a scientific theory. Scientific theories can be subject to the scientific method. If the same test or experiment is carried out under the same Diagram of Scientific Method Stepsconditions, on different days or locations, the results should still be the same.

Method in Our Science

1 Thessalonians 5:21
"Prove all things; hold fast that which is good."

Science has an elevated position in Western society. There are those who would try to put Christians down, by saying “You have faith, but I have science”. Science, in the abstract, is therefore Diagram of Scientific Method Stepsassumed to be the ultimate truth, and the universal standard, against which everything must be tested.

Is This Any Way to Do Business?

Mark 8:36
"For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?"

Evolutionary scientists tell us that mutations were central to the production of the great variety of creatures on earth today from the first living cell. At the same time, biologists admit that 99 A mutation in garden moss rose to produce flowers of different colors.percent of all mutations are harmful.

Species Confusion May Kill Ape-man

Genesis 1:26
"And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepth upon the earth."

A debate about the definition of "species" may remove Homo erectus from the human evolutionary tree.

A Lingering Myth of Evolution

Romans 1:21-22
“Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools . . .”

Ernst Haeckel is famous for having produced diagrams of embryos, to show their similarity. His idea was that “ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny”. In other words, the developmental stages, through which an embryo goes (ontogeny), are a sort of recapitulation of the evolution of that organism (phylogeny). I clearly remember being taught this, as an evidence of evolution, when I was in elementary school.

Mind the Gap

Genesis 1:1-2
In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

“Mind the gap” is the refrain constantly heard on the London Underground, warning people to be careful not to step into the gap between the platform and the train. But “mind the gap” would also be a good refrain for students of the Bible!

Dark Matter: Does It Matter?

Psalms 19:1
The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.

In the Big Bang scenario, the supposed expansion of the universe, from the original singularity, can be calculated, based on the strength of the gravitational fields of the matter in the universe. But there is a problem with the calculation. The universe has nowhere near enough matter to cause a strong-enough gravitational field to explain how we view the universe today.

God vs. Big Bang

Colossians 1:16
For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they bethrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:

Some Christian apologists believe that all Christians should accept the Big Bang theory. They say that the Big Bang theory has been proved, and that at least it tells us that the universe had a definite beginning. They use this as part of a logical syllogism, which they claim proves God. It runs as follows:

God vs. Big BangEverything that has a beginning has a cause.

The universe had a beginning.

When the Ice Came

Job 38:29-30
Out of whose womb came the ice? and the hoary frost of heaven, who hath gendered it? The waters are hid as with a stone, and the face of the deep is frozen.

Was there a time, when large parts of the Earth’s surface were so cold, that they were covered with ice sheets? Many U-shaped valleys throughout northern Europe and North America show markings somewhat similar to the impressions left today by moving glaciers – “rivers” of ice.

A Delay in Origins

Proverbs 9:10a
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.

Why did Charles Darwin take so long to publish his Origin of Species? His Beagle journal was published in 1839, but Origins was published 20 years later, in 1859. And why was Darwin in such a hurry in 1858 to get his book finished and published? A book by Roy Davies, entitled The Darwin Conspiracy, suggests that Darwin was guilty of plagiarism.

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