Re: Useful scientific resources to silence fools
So here we have a slew of linked articles from D.B. purporting to provide "useful scientific resources to silence fools".
We have the usual mishmash of claimed biblical contradictions and supposed scientific refutation of the biblical account in Genesis. The main target here is the Genesis flood.
The Genesis account provides a table of nations arising from the descendants of Noah and his three sons and their descendants.
When ancient histories,archaeology and philology are consulted we can find remarkable confirmations of the historicity of these founders of the post flood world.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHL8UU0BEgk
D.B. of course thinks it's all myth including the gospel accounts of Christ. Archaeology though refutes him with evidence for Pilate,Caiaphas the high priest, and Jesus himself to name but a few.
As for the scientific refutation of the Genesis flood here are a couple of points worth remembering. Geology divided historically between Uniformitarianism and Catastrophism.
Uniformitarianism has been in the ascendancy for a long time now, however catastrophism is making a comeback among mainstream geologists.
This is the crucial difference. Were the sedimentary rock layers laid down very slowly or rapidly or perhaps a combination of both?
Unfortunately for the evolutionary dogmatists,the fossil record is far from supporting their hypothesis.
D.B. linked an articles by paleontologist Donald Prothero deriding the flood account.
Here's a review of Prothero's book on the fossils by a creationist.
Could the fossilization of a large dinosaur occur over millions of years? Obviously not. Incidentally those who may recall Prothero's debate with Richard Sternberg must know just how poorly he fared in that debate,which is on youtube.http://creation.com/review-prothero-evo ... nd-fossils
And for the record it's a striking fact that Genesis describes the original earth as being a united continent with the oceans being one mass and that was way
before plate tectonics were discovered.
So how did the author who would have known at the time of writing,that there were different continents and oceans get this right?