Creationism and ice core dating

In this scenario, annual ice layers would be on the order of metres.

Inserting vast ages into the Bible’s first chapter sets it at odds with modern secular scientific opinion regarding the order of events.

Old-earthers put land mammals before whales contrary to biblical claims.

As a result, uniformitarians are looking for very thin annual layers on the order of centimetres and even millimetres near the bottom of the ice sheet.

The resulting difference in age-interpretation is a result of the starting paradigm; the data is the same and does not speak for itself. Seely superficially analyzes the main methods of counting annual layers.

The shame is not so much that an ignorant individual is derided, but that people outside the household of the faith think our sacred writers held such opinions, and, to the great loss of those for whose salvation we toil, the writers of our Scripture are criticized and rejected as unlearned men.

If they find a Christian mistaken in a field which they themselves know well and hear him maintaining his foolish opinions about our books, how are they going to believe those books in matters concerning the resurrection of the dead, the hope of eternal life, and the kingdom of heaven, when they think their pages are full of falsehoods on facts which they themselves have learnt from experience and the light of reason?

This compromise is necessary, they say, in order to win scientists and other intellectuals to the Lord.

Compromising with Evolution We strongly believe that it is a serious mistake when Bible-believing Christians compromise with the great ages demanded by the evolutionists.

We commonly hear scientific-sounding arguments that the earth and universe are billions of years old. So we should expect to find plenty of evidence for its youth.

We are told radiometric dating shows that certain rocks formed billions of years ago. And that’s what we find in the earth’s geology, biology, paleontology, and even astronomy.

1, ch.19.) Reasons To Believe's third in a series of books proposing a testable creation model takes on the origin and design of the universe.

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