The technology Arthur Holmes used set him apart from other scientists, while still being accurate today. Arthur Holmes used uranium-lead radiometric dating to measure the age of rocks, which in turn, led to his accurate estimation of the Earth’s age, and the popularity of radiometric dating. Holmes’ prediction would have resembled predictions of other scientists of the time if he did not use the then remarkable, new technology of uranium-led radiometric dating. Although Holmes was the first to use uranium-lead radiometric dating, he did not invent it. Ernest Rutherford in 1905 created it, and Arthur Holmes was the first to accurately use it in 1911.
Paley argument is correct because God created several parts that make up the whole watch, there was a plan before creating the watch, and the watch has a function. Paley is correct because God created the many parts that make up something so complex. He put minerals, metals and other things on the earth to even make up the whole watch. In the work that Paley wrote he states, “I. Nor would it, I apprehend, weaken the conclusion that we had never see a watch made: that we had
To make the evolution theory even less appealing, Genesis goes against the theory all together. Genesis 1:1 (ESV) simply states, “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” This clearly states that there was and is an Intelligent Creator who created the universe.
In the Mayan account of Popol Vuh, audiences are given a narration of creation. Compared to the creation account found in Genesis 1-3, Popol Vuh is lengthy and detailed. From a Christian standpoint, the simplicity of the Judeo Christian gospel is refreshing, as well as uplifting. While Mayan culture contains five elements to the creation account, the Christian account given in Genesis contains only two: creation, and fall. While Mayan culture views human beings as perfect (a danger), Christianity views humans as fallen and depraved, but still worthy of love and existence.
Who is Lucy? In 1972, a man, Donald Johanson, and his team, from the Hadar foundation in Ethiopia, discovered a fossilized skeleton of a biped creature, in which they named Lucy, from the song "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds” (“What Was "Lucy"? 1) This animal unrolled humanity’s evolutionary theory of the transition from quadruped apes to biped humans. Although Johanson’s find was significant, his methodology had some sufficiently great flaws.
The Truth Behind the Rhetoric of Carl Sagan One of the largest debates known to modern man is that between creationists and evolutionists. Is human existence evidence of a divine power? Did humankind reach its current state on the reliance of genetic mistakes? Is it of any concern to know one way or another? In his insightful essay, “Do we care what’s true?
The KJV has been a respected translation for centuries. When Tyndale decided to make a translation even the plow boys could read, he made one of the first moves towards Christianity that is based on Scripture alone. His version aided England in eventually throwing off the hold of the Pope and his Church. The belief in the authority of Scripture and the responsibility of the Christian to search it out that Baptist Christians espouse today was initiated by William Tyndale's audacious translation work that would eventually cost him his life. Tyndale's translation is one of the most important occasions in both literary and Christian
Did you know that whenever Charles Darwin released his theory 143 years ago the scientists of the day argued over it fiercely (Rennie) after a long while the scientists of the day were able to finally come to an agreement after studying Mr. Darwin’s theory. However the argument does not center on whether or not that evolution has occurred. The argument is how long it took the lord to create the earth. Was it six days as stated in the bible? Or did it take much longer?
Even if the narrative of the film is the long story of the creation and resurrection of mankind, it is nonetheless true that this is not strictly a religious or scientific account. That is what Kubrick meant when he described the theme as an oxymoron— a “scientific definition of God.” It is why the film encompasses more time than perhaps any other film made, for no less a period could contain such expansive narrative ideas from evolution itself or prophetic religion. Yet this religious-science emphasis does not begin to exhaust the meanings of the film.
I am aware of the gospels that we have which are Mark, Matthew, John, and Luke, but just like the manner of how God reveals himself in other religions outside Christianity, the other divisions of the gospels came across as a another shocker for me. Although I am aware of the Gnostic Gospel of Mary Magdalene, but that is merely because of the film The Da Vinci Code, and I did not really know the entire extent of the Gnostic Gospels, which further escalated my curiosity for this topic. Anyhow, I believe by having these kind of divisions for the Gospel is good, because it helps people know and understand the truth about our faith. The way I see it, if the Gnostic Gospels were not classified as it is then there would be disunity and confusion around us in our religion. If it were not for the Canonical Gospels, the official gospels of the bible as they were written out of devotional and evangelical purpose, no one would be then certain of what our faith is really about and who Jesus Christ truly is to us.
When working in the science fields there are many obstacles a person of faith may face. The biggest of these is the controversy over the concept of evolution and how the world came into being. Atheists and evolutionists are always trying to find ways to disprove God with science. However, after spending several years learning about how nature and chemicals work together to form our world it is hard for me to imagine that all of it came into existence without a creator.
Have you ever heard an apologist say something like this: "These seven facts are accepted by 99% of historical scholars, and the best explanation for these facts is that Jesus rose from the dead. " This approach was first offered by a man named Gary Habermas, dubbed the "Minimal Facts Approach", and it is now championed by several apologists on the debate circuit including William Lane Craig, Frank Turek, etc. The knee-jerk tendency (and trap, in the sense that it creates potential vulnerabilities for the skeptic) is to dive into the presented facts and attempt to either discredit them or provide a naturalistic explanation for each. In many cases, there is no return from this rabbit hole, and even if one does emerge relatively unscathed, the
I was raised in a Roman Catholic household, however my parents never forced the idea of “Creationism” on me, they let me make the decision for myself and I simply followed what I had learned in school, which was that the universe was much older than 6,000 years. My biggest issue regarding Ken Hamm’s argument deals with the people he brought in to enhance his point particularly Dr. Raymond Damadian. Dr. Damadian is the inventor of the MRI, while his invention is an incredibly important part of science and medicine today, his opinion on the creation of earth is not related to the field he is in. Whether or not he is a Creationist does not impact his invention of the MRI. Hamm treated it as a lecture instead of a debate.