Liberal Media Depicts Noah’s Ark

A new Hollywood movie called, “Noah” has hit the big screen here in America. This 130 million dollar movie has received a vast amount of criticism from various religious groups which also include Muslims who have banned the movie in certain countries.

Director Darren Aronofsky said that “Noah” was the least Biblical story ever made. So if you are planning on seeing this movie thinking it’s a depiction of the Noah from the Bible, your going to be very disappointed. This movie was made for huge profits only along with corrupting the account of Noah from the Bible.

Opinion writer, Kathleen Parker who writes for the Washington Post, wrote an article to insult Christians and Muslims who oppose the film. Here is what she says…

“To each his own interpretation, but at least one conclusion seems self-evident: The Bible’s authors were far more literary than we. They clearly had a keen appreciation for parable and metaphor as well as a profound understanding that truth is better revealed than instructed.”

“If the literalists prevail, we just might need another flood.”

Kathleen obviously has a liberal bias, implying Noah’s flood was a parable or metaphor rather than a true account as part of our history because she doesn’t like Christianity to instruct people about what the Scriptures say.

A reporter from Live Science goes into details about his depiction of Noah. Benjamin Radford claims the account of “Noah” from the Bible is a “tale” and therefore according to his circular reasoning, cannot be true.

He cites this argument: The Ark wasn’t capable of carrying every single animal on earth.

First of all, it was unnecessary to carry creatures of the sea so land animals like reptiles and vertebrate were the animals carried on the ark.

Second of all, Radford asserts that dinosaurs had to be fully grown. Says who? The Bible surely doesn’t say it. This is what is known as building a straw man to knock down. The straw man argument is a misrepresentation of the data whether you agree with that data or not. The largest dinosaurs were most likely not full-grown which made it easier to fit on the ark.

Third of all, Radford suggests that Noah had to bring koalas from Australia and llamas from South America. However, geology was different back then as our existing continents of today, broke off from a single antediluvian continent which existed during Noah’s time. Also, the Bible required animals after their kind. Not variations.

Fourth of all, Radford points out that other cultures have a flood story of their own and implies the book of Genesis is on the same level of those other stories while creationists, view those accounts in those cultures as part of the evidence for a global flood which got corrupted.

Fifth of all, Radford suggests there is no evidence for a worldwide flood, in the previous article, “Convoluted Fossil Discoveries” where marine and land animals were mix together in the same deposit along with a pine tree that was out-of-place is evidence for a flood!

How do you explain rocks that moved 3,000 miles which crossed whole continents? A worldwide flood!

Quoted from More Evidence for Flood Baffles Geologists and Evidence for a World Wide Flood. 

1) Lack of continental vegetation, because it had been stripped away by the water.

2) Widespread uplift and erosion associated with regionally extensive and synchronous mountain building occurred.

3) Weather rates increased dramatically.

4) Clustering of continents near the equator, then the continents split apart as the fountains of the great deep opened.

5) Production of significant relief, providing stream power for large-scale river systems, because new mountains produces runoff as the waters receded, transporting soft sediments over vast distances.  A worldwide flood would also explain the “high degree of sediment mixing and homogenization” of sediments they observed.

6) A major reduction in the gene pool. ““The studies, published in the journal, Nature, paint a picture of a population of humans migrating off the African continent, and then shrinking at some point because of unknown adversity.” ABC News.

7) Bent and folded strata. So why would we expect to find bends and folds, and even tilts in the strata to find evidence for a flood? Because a global flood would put on enormous amounts of pressure on the earth’s crust which would produce such bends and folds in the strata!

The Mystery of Fossilized Whales In A Desert

Paleontologists were filled with enormous excitement and joy when 80 whales were discovered in the Chile desert.  They deemed it to be quite unusual and rare. Chilean paleontologist Mario Suarez on the excavation, said the mammals died more or less around the same time, then continued with his own spin on history with others coming up with their own while claiming the whales died 2 million to 7 million years ago.

A question was asked, “how did all these whales get fossilized in a desert about a half mile from the ocean?” The problem with evolutionists in trying to answer such a question comes from their rejection of considering a global flood. The discovery of whale fossils being buried in a desert also makes the story about evolution more complex. Other reports suggested that the state the earth’s coastlines were much lower back then. So which is it? The earth’s coastlines cannot be both in the story of evolution. But that certainly could happen to the coastlines with a global flood which explains where the whales lay!  This incredible find is quite remarkable for Christians as it confirms the Biblical account of Noah’s Flood!

When the earth was covered with water, the whales where able swim to this location, but when the water receded as a result of the raising of the continents where the floodwaters flowed into the ocean, they got trapped and thus a rapid burial took place. This same occurrence was responsible for sea shells being deposited at elevations that are much too high for ocean life to ever had existed accept that a flood deposited them! Just like in another location in South America, not far from Chile where fossils like a completely articulated  whale, except for one missing flipper, and a damage front skull with bones being incredibly preserved in a place where ocean life could not have existed!

The evidence for a large-scale catastrophe is overwhelmingly strong as some research scientists have reported. Since creation scientists and non-scientists take the global flood as an plausible event that happened, conclusion consist of the fossil layers to have been deposited mostly during this event. Most biblical geologists accept that the standard geological column represents the general order of deposition during the Flood, with some of the uppermost parts of the column being deposited in the 4,300-year period afterwards. The mystery created by evolutionists is not really a mystery after all but rather an amazing event that confirms the Bible!

More Evidence for Flood Baffles Geologists

Uniformitarianism is a particular framework which goes by the assumption “that the same natural laws and processes that operate in the universe now, have always operated in the universe in the past and apply everywhere in the universe.”

This framework has been used to reject a one-time occurrence of a global flood, known in the Bible as “Noah’s flood.” So things like noticing rocks which had been moved 3,000 miles across whole continents becomes baffling to secular geologists. Nothing of course remotely happens like that today! This would be a falsification of  uniformitarianism and what is interesting a team of geologists investigating the phenomena admit to it…

“The causes of such a pattern might be unique to time and place, and may include a combination of (1) lack of continental vegetation, (2) clustering of continents near the equator, (3) increased continental weathering rates, (4) widespread uplift and erosion associated with regionally extensive and relatively synchronous orogenesis [mountain-building] recording supercontinental amalgamation, and (5) production of significant relief, providing stream power for large-scale river systems.”

What is even more interesting to note, none of the mentioned mechanisms contradicts a worldwide flood; in fact, they would each appear to be the result of one which of course would confirm what the Bible says. Another interesting factor, the geologists avoided trying to explain with reference to natural law and observable, repeatable processes.  They did however avoid considering a flood. Rather they built up complexity (like in many other evolutionary theories) of five different explanations or a certain combination of them to their theory which makes it considerably weak.

When a scientific method is able to explain one cause for multiple effects it’s pretty strong. For example, your lawn is flooded, explanation one says, “a neighbor’s pool leaked and then a truck rode by with water and it leaked also” or “your neighbor’s pool just leaked or “it rained a lot causing the sewers to back up, flooding your property.”

A worldwide flood would produce all five effects mentioned by the geologists…

1) Lack of continental vegetation, because it had been stripped away by the water.

2) Widespread uplift and erosion associated with regionally extensive and synchronous mountain building occurred.

3) Weather rates increased dramatically.

4) Clustering of continents near the equator, then the continents split apart as the fountains of the great deep opened.

5) Production of significant relief, providing stream power for large-scale river systems, because new mountains produces runoff as the waters receded, transporting soft sediments over vast distances.  A worldwide flood would also explain the “high degree of sediment mixing and homogenization” of sediments they observed. On the other hand, because secular geology has denied a one-time event for so many years claiming it couldn’t happen, it’s not surprising to see their explanation move into a chaos complexity level while avoiding an explanation for increased weathering rates, widespread erosion, homogenization, synchronous mountain building and large-scale river systems. Their story remains in a special-pleading scenario which leaves much to be desired as a scientific explanation.

BioLogos Attempts To Use Secular Ecumenism For Science

A special interest organization known as “BioLogos” was founded by Dr. Francis Collins, a physician and geneticist who was nominated by President Obama  to be the director of the National Institutes of Health at the Department of Health and Human Services.

This summer they are conducting a workshop which is not free, states the following…

“A unique opportunity to explore questions at the intersection of science & faith. In this inaugural BioLogos workshop, held on the beautiful campus of Gordon College on Boston’s historic North Shore, participants will explore the compatibility of evolution and Christianity. Thee three-day program will be led by the senior staff of the BioLogos Foundation — Peter Enns, Darrel Falk and Karl Giberson.”

Ecumenism has been used threw the centuries to unite all religions under one. The Second Vatican Council (1961-1965) is today’s major player in the movement. Secular ecumenism is also part of it, it’s objective is to unite the Scriptures with evolution! Both are opposed to the strict fundamentals of the Bible…

The NCSE another branch of secular ecumenism…

“In public discussions of evolution and creationism, we are sometimes told by creationists and opponents of religion alike that we must choose between belief in creation and acceptance of the theory of evolution, between religion and science. Is this a fair demand? Is the choice that stark? Can one believe in God and accept evolution? Can one both accept what science teaches and engage in religious belief and practice?”

What they two groups fail to realize, evolutionary theories do not go by basic science concepts which state, “systematic knowledge of the physical or material world gained through observation and experimentation.” For example, claims of what supposedly happened millions of years ago cannot be observed nor experimented with. Thus, it’s not a scientific method but faith-based on speculation. It’s a fact that evolutionary theories have been falsified thus revised many times over…

Another example would be a fossilized eleven-foot-long snake which was discovered, the animal preyed on titanosaur eggs for food. Titanosaurs are massive!  However, the fossils were dated according to the rocks they are in, which were dated by the fossils they contained.  Observations show the fossils to be below the lava layer in a feeder or sheeted dike, known as Deccan Traps.

This indicates the fossils were in a period of massive volcanism, along with continent-covering water (Noah’s flood) rather than in a slow and gradual process! The millions of years belief in itself doesn’t make practical sense using the scientific method because India supposedly detached from Africa about 148 million years ago and moved across to Eurasia which supposedly took 100 million years to accomplish.

One would expect to find evidence for such a massively long trip, but no fossils of organisms were discovered that indicated the land of India was isolated for any substantial time! Rather, discoveries were made that showed the fossils were common among other continents as well!

The biblical account is verifiable and makes more sense without the storytelling that goes on with evolution which doesn’t go by strict scientific observation…No BioLogos and NCSE, the Bible and Evolution are not compatible!

Rare Pterosaur Tracks Discovered In France

What is being considered nothing short of a miracle especially for those who believe in an old earth, tracks were made by flying reptiles have been found in a place now labeled as “Pterosaur Beach.” David Hone, a paleontologist at the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology of China in Beijing, explains the discovery…

“If tracks from pterosaurs are going to get preserved, it’s likely to be in the softest muds or finest sands, and it’s unlikely even then, so to get traces of a pterosaur landing like this is very exciting,” Hone noted. He added the case the researchers make for the way the pterosaurs landed “is very strong and convincing.”

pterosaur1

A pterosaur is a very light animal which made it unable to make an imprint in sediment that is too coarse. So the only way as described previously would be on a soft surface, making indentation possible by this particular animal. The preservation of these pterosaur tracks were caused by Noah’s flood.

A rapid occurrence was needed to make this discovery possible not something that progressed slowly through time.  Kevin Padian of the University of California, Berkeley, a co-author of the study said that extensive slabs of hardening limestone do not happen today. Keep in mind, evolutionists look for things in the present to explain the past. Making present processes the only considered option as possible causes for events of the past presents a problem for any viable explanation especially for things like these fossilized animal tracks.

What geologists call “ephemeral markings” which include raindrop indentations, lizard tracks, and delicate ripple marks from flowing water are found to be consistent with the worldwide Flood of Noah as described in the book of Genesis. Only a flood could have caused the pterosaur tracks to be exposed to a cementing agent fast enough which enabled the tracks to be discovered thousands of years later.

The Forces That Drove Tectonically Stable Colorado Plateau

The Colorado Plateau is a vast area which entails Utah, Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona. It  has been subject to a long standing debate among geologists.

The heterogeneous region is no doubt very tricky not only because of the vast area but also trying to explain the forces that drove rock uplift of the low-relief, high-elevation, but remained tectonically stable.

Within certain frameworks namely in this case, evolutionary models are used to explain such complex systems. However, these models were deemed flawed as Roy, Jordan and Pederson pointed out flaws which falsified them. Did this mean they were going to endorse the creationist model? Hardly, a new model was proposed…

“We propose thermal perturbation and re-equilibration as a general mechanism for driving rock uplift within plate interiors, particularly in regions of thicker, more depleted lithosphere adjacent to zones of extension, such as the Colorado Plateau.”

“Our model differs from previous ideas of thermal modification of the Colorado Plateau in that it relies on a post-Laramide process that is triggered by the removal of the Farallon slab and the onset of thinning in the Basin and Range and Rio Grande rift provinces.”

“We show that thermal perturbation following mid-Tertiary removal of the Farallon slab can account for the majority of the observed rock uplift of the Colorado Plateau and, additionally, that this mechanism explains the observed rates of encroachment of the onset of Cenozoic magmatism onto the plateau.”

Let me point out, this particular model based on history cannot be tested, which means it cannot be proven. I am very skeptical of it’s contents, however, laypeople tend to exalt such a paper because it was published in a science journal.

I believe skeptics will find many flaws with this new proposed model. Rather than let the data speak for themselves, the data is forced into the evolutionary artificial system of story telling. Getting something to fit into a particular model is not the same as what we see in the real world!

How could  could these layers of rock be lifted up 2 kilometers without buckling? Come on people, think!  Numerous strata in the Grand Canyon that covers a vast area of hundreds of miles, being lifted up and down over and over again without tearing or tilting.  How could deforming not occur with all that movement within the old earth assumption? This paper explained absolutely nothing what we see in the real world!

The lack of erosion between many of the layers falsifies the belief that they were laid down over millions of years! And another thing, the faults and folds extend through all the layers, but don’t stop halfway up, agrees more with a young earth creationist model, not the old earth assumption!

There is plenty of other evidences which indicate the strata in the Colorado Plateau must have been laid down rapidly and catastrophically (the flood) but it’s ignored because it must be forced into the old earth hypothesis. This paper should not be honored in the name of science!

Dinosaurs In China Were Fossilized During The Flood

Many years ago in 1978, on a hill in the Gobi Desert, there was a Chinese geologist who found something which turned out some many years later, something pretty amazing. The first of the remains were called; Sinornithomimus, meaning “Chinese bird mimic”.

Quite a number of years later, twenty five more dinosaurs were excavated then the location was  mapped with careful precision.  The discovery of the fossilized dinosaurs shows the appearance of a struggle, like they were trying to escape from something, see the picture below…

fossilized skeletons of young dinosaurs

“And the waters prevailed, and were increased greatly upon the earth; and the ark went upon the face of the waters. And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the earth; and all the high hills, that were under the whole heaven, were covered.”

“Fifteen cubits upward did the waters prevail; and the mountains were covered.And all flesh died that moved upon the earth, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of beast, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth, and every man: All in whose nostrils was the breath of life, of all that was in the dry land, died.

“All in whose nostrils was the breath of life, of all that was in the dry land, died. And the waters prevailed upon the earth an hundred and fifty days.” Genesis 7:18-24

Of course this true and unique account of earth’s history wasn’t taken in consideration by the paleontologists who were working hard on this project and it’s explanation. David Varricchio, assistant professor of paleontology admitted that trying to find an explanation in evolutionary terms by confining himself and his team by only using a modern environment is problematic concerning the fossilized dinosaurs.

What surprised the team of paleontologists was the fact that these group of dinosaurs were young, with no adults being present or hatchlings. With the appearance of a struggle as though these dinosaurs were trying escape some sort of catastrophe fits into the creationist model concerning the flood. It’s pretty logical for the adults animals to have fled the area in a panic while leaving the youngsters and the hatchlings behind. Eventually the hatchlings were destroyed by the flood which is why none was found at the site.

Evolutionists claimed the unexpected discovery was something of a “distinctive dinosaur sociality” where adults just let the youngsters alone so they could fend for themselves. This is typical story telling in order to fit the evidence in with the hypothesis of evolution.

The mud thickness in which these young dinosaurs were trapped in represented another challenge to explain away. In uniformitarianism, “the lamination and very thin beds of the intervening unit represent slow deposition under quiet, low-energy conditions and an absence of significant invertebrate or vertebrate bioturbation.”

This particular concept has been tested in laboratory with experiments which has disproved the uniformitarian idea by showing mud readily deposits from flowing water. No doubt, this is more more evidence for a worldwide flood catastrophe rather than uniformitarianism concerning the thickness of the mud!

What becomes even more problematic when trying to fit this discovery into the evolutionary hypothesis, these dinosaurs were found in a desert!

“Through this period the region experienced an increase in overall aridity and a shift from lacustrine [lake] and fluvial [river] Lower Cretaceous facies [rocks] to predominantly aeolian [desert] dune and associated interdune facies in the Upper Cretaceous.”

How did these young dinosaurs get located in the middle of a desert? The animals were fossilized in the Ulansuhai Formation of the Upper Cretaceous which is a desert! And how could these young dinosaurs get trapped into mud so quickly that they were unable to escape in a desert? The only way for dinosaurs to get caught in thick mud, especially in the vast dryness of a desert is with a huge body of flowing water.  Again, the physical evidence points to a worldwide flood, not some sort of story telling based on evolution!