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Author Topic:   Motley Flood Thread (formerly Historical Science Mystification of Public)
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Message 36 of 877 (833894)
05-27-2018 8:17 PM
Reply to: Message 1 by Faith
05-27-2018 2:39 AM

Faith writes:
I would like to talk about what evidence geologists have for their Geological Time Scale landscapes which are based on a stack of rocks with dead things in them that are best explained by the Flood.
Faith, I believe I’ve mentioned Dan Wonderly to you before. He was a very gracious man who I had the pleasure of meeting years ago. Wonderly wrote a couple of books to try to explain some of the evidence for an old earth in layman’s language (God’s Time-Records in Ancient Sediments, and Neglect of Geologic Data).
One of the evidences that he liked was coral reefs. His argument goes like this:
1) coral reefs are formed by living organisms that grow on the submerged skeletons of their dead ancestors.
2) we have no reason to think that the basic laws of physics, chemistry, and biology would have been different in past ages, so we believe that basic coral metabolism would have been the same rate then as it is now.
3) actual growth rates of coral reefs in the Pacific have been measured at up to 8mm per year, but 1-2 mm per year is more normal. Also, as a coral reef forms, there will be periods where the coral is above water and no coral will grow.
4) coral reefs in the Pacific (at the Eniwetok Atoll) exist more than 4600 feet thick.
5) at the maximum measured growth rate, this gives a lower bound (minimum) age of more than 175,000 years for the Eniwetok Atoll.
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"Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind." — Albert Einstein
I am very astonished that the scientific picture of the real world around me is very deficient. It gives us a lot of factual information, puts all of our experience in a magnificently consistent order, but it is ghastly silent about all and sundry that is really near to our heart, that really matters to us. It cannot tell us a word about red and blue, bitter and sweet, physical pain and physical delight; it knows nothing of beautiful and ugly, good or bad, God and eternity. Science sometimes pretends to answer questions in these domains, but the answers are very often so silly that we are not inclined to take them seriously. — Erwin Schroedinger

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