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Using Religion to Suppress Debate on Evolution
The Washington Post ^ | March 27, 2009 | John G. West

Posted on 03/30/2009 8:31:35 PM PDT by GodGunsGuts

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To: tacticalogic

Radiometric dating provides an apparent age. There are many other methods which show a much younger model of both earth and universe. Also Albert Einstein paved the way for merging the YEC and OEC age estimates with time dilation. As much time as you spend on these creation/evolution postings, I would expect that you have already read most of this previously.

But have you bothered to use the search engines to look at anything more in-depth or just dismiss these postings immediately out-of-hand b/c it best fits your modus operandi?

Lastly, the best explanation I’ve yet heard explains how the 6-day creation merged w/ current starlight research and big bang theories for space and time might have been:

day 1 = 8 billion years of apparent universe aging
day 2 = 4 billion
day 3 = 2 billion
day 4 = 1 billion
day 5 = 1/2 billion
day 6 = 1/4 billion
1st week = apparent age of universe at 15.75 billion and for obvious reasons lesser apparent ages for the earth - things that make you go hmmm...

You do agree w/ the research that shows the universe is expanding don’t you? Why then do you refuse to expand your mind by considering all the theories and data? What is invested in it for you that OEC and Darwin should be the only possible explanation?

201 posted on 04/04/2009 6:06:20 AM PDT by BrandtMichaels
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I have indeed read arguments on both sides.

IMHO, the most compelling evidence, and that which is generally accepted for establishing geologic time is radiometric analysis of uranium and trans-uranics.

The "time-dialation" theories are interesting, but ultimately don't seem to do anything to address the coflict.

The "apparent age" is what will be reflected in the physical evidence and empirical science, and based on time as it is measured now.

Arguing that this is evidence of a "young earth" appears to be little more than a game of semantics - first arguing that the physical constants of time we use now didn't apply then, and then arguing that the linguistic interpreation of "day" in the Bible is the 24 hour day as it is measured today.

202 posted on 04/04/2009 7:50:22 AM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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