No verifiable record of human civilization goes back more than 6,000 years. Civilization like everything else appears suddenly in the historical record.
On the north side of Mount St. Helens there is a particularly deep canyon 1,000 feet wide and about 140 feet deep. This canyon wasn't formed by the stream that now trickles through it over millions of years, on March 19, 1982 it was formed in 9 hours!
Currently - about 2% per yearHistorically - about 1% per year (Averaged with consideration to wars, disease, famine, disasters, etc.) Starting with 8 people 4500 years ago (The time of Noah) would yield the current world population of today, just under 6 billion people. Starting with 1 couple, 41,000 years ago would yield a current … Continue reading World Population Explosion
The week has no astronomical basis whatsoever! Yet we order our lives in a seven-day cycle.Every effect must have an adequate cause, and the only cause which is truly able to account for such a remarkable phenomenon as the week is that it was established at creation and has been deeply etched in the common … Continue reading The Significance of a 7 day week
It has been said a man's morality will dictate his theology or his philosophy. When it comes to deciding how to act in life, a person will lean upon an inner set of assumptions for support in order to maintain a sense of mental stability. Since most people prefer mental stability over mental instability, either … Continue reading Morality and Philosophy
“If no set of moral ideas were truer or better than any other, there would be no sense in preferring civilized morality to savage morality, or Christian morality to Nazi morality.” – C.S. Lewis
Current oil fields are under too much pressure to be very old. Current scientific estimates say that the longest maximum time a rock layer could keep oil under pressure is 100,000 years. Even using this time table, the oil we now have is only 10,000 years old.