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To: Bobbyjoe
I use to be a young earth creationist but have sense changed. There can only be two explanations for the evidence of an old earth to the young earth creationist.

1. The evidence and methods used are all wrong and the earth is indeed 6,000 years old. Parallax, radiometric dating, uniformitaranism etc. Are all wrong and give us false answers.

2. God created with the appearance of age therefore everything we see is really young even though it looks old. God put the stars millions of light years away but also made the light appear here instantaneously. The fossils and strata in the earth were all put there as well.

The best comparison to this is that when God created the animals and Adam and Eve he didn't create infants, but full grown adults. They were adults but were in fact 0 years old

28 posted on 03/26/2007 12:40:41 PM PDT by LukeL (Never let the enemy pick the battle site. (Gen. George S. Patton))
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To: LukeL

Why'd you change? All of the mechanisms that you listed are based on each other. They just play around with the fudge factors to make the numbers match. Look at carbon dating, for example: there's an arbitarary fudge factor to account for the "changing rate of carbon entering the atmosphere from space". How do they get this? They get it from artifacts that they're trying to date! There's also dendrochronology, which means you've got half a million old logs, and because this one has a dent in this one side and this other one does too, we're going to say that those dents were from the same year, and "voila!" -- we've got a single line of trees going back for millenia.

If I had tried to pull the sort of stunts in my science classes back in high school that professionals do (and get published doing!), I'd have failed out. And rightfully so. You don't just guess that two things match, and you don't just make up fudge factors when your numbers don't work out.


32 posted on 03/26/2007 12:47:26 PM PDT by OldGuard1
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To: LukeL

So you don't believe God created Adam but you believe the bible?


58 posted on 03/26/2007 1:45:03 PM PDT by DungeonMaster (Render therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's.)
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To: LukeL

So you don't believe God created Adam but you believe the bible?


59 posted on 03/26/2007 1:45:47 PM PDT by DungeonMaster (Render therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's.)
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