IS IT – THE AGE OF THE EARTH AND THE UNIVERSE
If we were to mention the biggest reason why people do not believe in
God and creation, it is probably the theory of evolution – the issue that
became well-known through the deeds of Charles Darwin in the 19th century.
His theory is based on the viewpoint that present organisms were not created by
God, but that they evolved from simpler forms of life over a long period of
time. All present life forms – animals and plants -- arose through evolutionary
events. Factors such as natural selection and mutations supposedly caused
changes in species.
However, it is important to
note that the main factor in evolutionist thinking is time: millions and
billions of years. It is supposed that the universe and the Earth are billions
of years old, and that the old Earth automatically proves the theory of
evolution right. This is supposed, even though it has been impossible to prove
the spontaneous birth of life, and even though intermediate forms are still
missing between the most important groups. One can try to solve the problems
appearing in the theory of evolution simply by crediting time for making all things
possible: over the course of millions of years, anything can happen.
One can compare this to a fairytale: a girl kisses a frog
and the frog suddenly changes into a prince. This is deemed a mere fairy tale.
However, the same fairy tale can become fact if allowed enough time, i.e., 300
million years. Some scientists believe that is how long it took for a frog to change
into a man. Time makes all things possible, even if they go against practical
In any case, in this section
we are going to study the age of the Earth and the universe. Are they on such a
firm foundation, after all? Our goal is to clarify whether or not they are as
old as supposed. We start the study from the space near us.
CHAPTER 1 - Marks in space
CHAPTER 2 - Man's
appearance on the Earth
CHAPTER 3 - Why
radioactive measurements are unreliable?
CHAPTER 4 - Marks on the Earth
CHAPTER 5 - The geological time chart is wrong
CHAPTER 6 - The strata have been formed quickly
CHAPTER 7 - Why the leading fossil method is wrong?
CHAPTER 8 - Evolution or
CHAPTER 9 - When did the dinosaurs live?