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How many young Earth creationists believe that methods used to date fossils and rock strata that rely on the decay of radioactive isotopes do not give reliable results.

 

In my limited understanding creationist thought, this would seem to pose some very serious problems for modern technology. If the physics on which the use of radio-isotopes to date fossils and geological strata is "wrong," to use common parlance, then how do the myriads of devices that rely on this erroneous theory work?

 

The challenge to Young Earth Creationists: if radio-isotope dating is based on erroneous physics, THEN how are MRI's, smoke detectors, lasers, quantum computing, and the like to be explained?

 

For any of my readers who are familiar with the relevant physics, what would have to be different about the world for the results from radio-isotope dating to be not only wrong but more or less consistent with a 10,000(+/-) year old earth? Think of it as speculative fiction.

 

As for the Creationists who believe that God created the earth with dinosaur bones in place, do you really want to portray your God as a Deceiver and first runner-up for the title of Prince of Lies?

 

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How many young Earth creationists believe that methods used to date fossils and rock strata that rely on the decay of radioactive isotopes do not give reliable results.

 

In my limited understanding creationist thought, this would seem to pose some very serious problems for modern technology. If the physics on which the use of radio-isotopes to date fossils and geological strata is "wrong," to use common parlance, then how do the myriads of devices that rely on this erroneous theory work?

 

The challenge to Young Earth Creationists: if radio-isotope dating is based on erroneous physics, THEN how are MRI's, smoke detectors, lasers, quantum computing, and the like to be explained?

 

For any of my readers who are familiar with the relevant physics, what would have to be different about the world for the results from radio-isotope dating to be not only wrong but more or less consistent with a 10,000(+/-) year old earth? Think of it as speculative fiction.

 

Rabbis have often expressed this opinion even while distinguishing their own theistic views of life from those of Darwinism. For example, to Rabbi Michael Schwab, a pulpit rabbi in the Conservative movement, "What Darwin sees as random, we see as the miraculous and natural unfolding of God’s subtle and beautiful plan." However, Schwab disagrees with the intelligent design movement's claim, that the existence of God can be proven as "a practical scientific theory that has equal evidence in science as evolution." Schwab writes, "We cannot prove God’s existence through science anymore than we can prove that there is an afterlife in that manner. God's existence is not subject to empirical data, there is no experiment to be done in this matter of which the results can be replicated in the future."[11]

 

Not everyone believes it's either black or white. See the website: http://www.jtsa.edu/research/finkelstein/s...evolution.shtml

 

There is intelligent life out there, you just have to know where to look..

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Sent in by Bob K

 

 

 

As for the Creationists who believe that God created the earth with dinosaur bones in place, do you really want to portray your God as a Deceiver and first runner-up for the title of Prince of Lies?

 

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http://exchristian.net/exchristian/2007/07...-challenge.html

 

 

I think that most Christians tend to disparage anything that contradicts their pet philosophies as the work of the devil on earth. Therefore those pesky dinosaur bones would be the work of the devil not God. Blaming Satan seems to be a very convenient way of disposing of things that may otherwise have to make you think.

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As for the Creationists who believe that God created the earth with dinosaur bones in place, do you really want to portray your God as a Deceiver and first runner-up for the title of Prince of Lies?

 

To monitor comments posted to this topic, use comment-ful.gif.

 

http://exchristian.net/exchristian/2007/07...-challenge.html

 

 

I think that most Christians tend to disparage anything that contradicts their pet philosophies as the work of the devil on earth. Therefore those pesky dinosaur bones would be the work of the devil not God. Blaming Satan seems to be a very convenient way of disposing of things that may otherwise have to make you think.

 

If by most Christians you mean most fundies and evangelicals youd be right, if you mean most Christians in general then you'd be wrong - since most (either by denomination or numbers) believe in and support Evolutionary Theory... in fact the Catholic Church mandates the teaching of Evolution in Catholic schools and seminaries, and they have legally challenged some districts in the US that tried to remove Evolution or mandate the teaching of Intelligent Design.

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