Radiometric dating from a christian perspective
It is not that the methods and institutions of science somehow compel us to accept material explanation of the phenomenal world, but, on the contrary, that we are forced by our a priori adherence to material causes to create an apparatus of investigation and a set of concepts that produce material explanations, no matter how counterintuitive, no matter how mystifying to the uninitiated. The same may be said of natural selection, variations, and mutations.
Moreover, that materialism is absolute, for we cannot allow a Divine Foot in the door. Evolutionist arguments work equally well in a creation model.2.
By evolution I mean the idea that changes have occurred in organisms over time to produce new species and that life began from a common ancestor. This is known as microevolution and has been observed for thousands of years. Evolution is myth, ideology, religion, or philosophy. And, invariably evolutionist “proof” exits the realm of science into metaphysics and teleology. And watches are a lot less complex than single-celled organisms. William Paley’s watchmaker analogy remains unrefuted. Even if the universe were a million times older than it is it could not happen. One has a better chance winning the powerball lottery a billion times in a row than for life to emerge through random selection. Gould, the Harvard evolutionist, recognized the problem and introduced the idea of punctiliar equilibrium: evolution by leaps and bounds.
When I state no evidence exists to support evolution I mean exactly this. To give one a sense of how evolutionists think is a quotation by Richard Lewontin, a Harvard evolutionary biologist: Our willingness to accept scientific claims that are against common sense is the key to an understanding of the real struggle between science and the supernatural. We observe that species adapt, mutate, and variate. Evolutionists expand such reasoning into the areas of morphology, cytology, pathology, etc. But again, we confront that nagging problem: no evidence.6.
The evolutionary family trees Darwin created were imagined. Another area in which the Bible is confirmed as science is the Bible’s statement that all biological life was created within a 3 day period. Representative proofs of evolution are some of the following:1. Rather, each watch or watch type was designed after a common design. They hurtle and suddenly brake into a mass of leafy branches to land deftly on a tiny limb. Our most brilliant computer, mechanical, and electrical engineers have no clue how to replicate this technology. Does anyone believe a million monkeys with paint kits would in a billion years paint a Mona Lisa? If that is not enough, read the evolutionary explanation of bird flight. Evolutionary scientists (an oxymoronic term) are the tailors of the emperor’s new clothes for evolution is a suit made from whole cloth.5. Scientists have proven the universe had a beginning.
Though Darwin and Mendel were contemporaries, Darwin had no scientific understanding of genetics. If evolution were true, we should see new life forms coming into existence. The problem with these proofs is that the arguments used can just as easily prove creation. It is better explained that God created or programmed living creatures to have similar characteristics. But all watches did not spring from a common ancestor. Yet we are to believe such incredible capability happened by chance and random selection. No genetic mutations or processes have every been observed that increase information in the genome. They are the stuff of myth, and bad sci-fi, not science.
One method of determining the age of the earth assumes that the six days of creation presented in Genesis 1 were literal 24-hour periods and that there are no gaps in the chronology or genealogy of Genesis.
" Answer: On some topics, the Bible is extremely clear."I claim there's only one infallible dating method – a witness who was there and who knows everything and who told us – that's the Word of God," Ham, president of Answers in Genesis, said.Ham acknowledged that old earth creationists can still be Christians "because salvation is conditioned upon faith in Christ, not the age of the earth," but he did insist they were twisting Scripture.This clock representation shows some of the major units of geological time and definitive events of Earth history.The Hadean eon represents the time before fossil record of life on Earth; its upper boundary is now regarded as 4.0 Ga (billion years ago).