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Noah's Ark and Evolution

What's the big deal? How is it that Evolution becomes a topic of discussion when one mentions Noah's Ark? Okay, here goes.

The evolutionist looks at the Grand Canyon and says, "It took millions and millions of years for layer upon layer of rock to be formed. Then it took millions and millions of years for water from the Colorado river to erode a channel through the middle thus forming the Grand Canyon." This is also called uniformitarianism.

The creationist looks at the Grand Canyon and says, "The material around this area was very loosely packed. When the Flood of Noah hit this spot it quickly and cleanly washed this loose soil away forming the Grand Canyon." This is also called catastrophism.

Catastrophism versus uniformitarianism, the debate rages on. If you are an evolutionist, come on in and see some amazing things which do NOT support the Theory of Evolution. If you are a creationist, learn and enjoy these things which have been discovered.

Evolutionary Questions
Creation Requires a Creator

Evolutionary Questions

The questions and answers have been paraphrased from Gloria Clanin's book, In the Days of Noah.

Green BallWhat are fossils?

A fossil is a plant or animal that has been dead for a long time - usually thousands of years. It must be buried immediately after it dies. If it dies and is exposed to the air it will never become a fossil.

A flood could cause a sudden burial and provide a means of fossilization.

Green BallWhat kind of fossils are there?

From fossils that have been found:

95.0000% are marine invertebrates (shellfish and coral)

04.7500% are algae and plant (over a trillion tons of coal)

00.2375% are other invertebrates (insects)

00.0125% are vertebrates (fish, reptiles, dinosaurs, birds and mammals)

Green BallWhy do some fossils look exactly like animals and plants living today?

These are often called Living Fossils or plants and animals that were supposed to be extinct millions of years ago but are alive today. Most of these creatures are marine invertebrates.

Image of Coelacan

The Coelacanth, a fish, was considered extinct for 70 million years. One was caught in 1938 by fishermen of the coast of South America.

Tuatara Eating

The Tuatara, a beak-headed reptile, supposedly died 123 million years ago. Today, they can be seen on islands off the coast of New Zealand.

The Neopilina was supposed to be extinct for 280 million years. Today, fishermen in Central and South America catch them in their nets.

Zuiyo Maru Catch In 1977, Japanese fishermen on board the Zuiyo Maru caught a dead, very smelly "monster", in their nets at a depth of 900 feet. It was estimated to have been dead for over a month. It was 32 feet long and weighed over 4,000 pounds. The fishermen measured it, photographed it, took tissue samples, and promptly threw it overboard before it could contaminate their "real catch".

From all the evidence available to them, Japanese scientists believed the creature to "look very much like a Plesiosaur" One scientist said, "It seems that these animals are not extinct after all. It is impossible for only one to have survived. There must be a group."

Many people think the the Loch Ness monster is a Plesiosaur. Could it be?

Other scientific studies on the Zuiyo Maru creature tend to indicate that it is a "Basking Shark" and not a Plesiosaur. Check out Sea-monster or Shark? An Analysis of a Supposed Plesiosaur Carcass Netted in 1977 and study for yourself. Is it a badly decomposed Basking Shark or a Plesiosaur? You decide and let us know what you think.

Green BallHow fast can something become a fossil?

Ichthyosaurus The bigger the object, the longer it will take to fossilize. In Brazil, the Santana Formation contains millions of fossilized fish in which lithification [conversion to stone] was instantaneous.

A fossil of Ichthyosaurus was in the process of giving birth! Something happened very fast in order to lock this event into stone.

Green BallWhat are index fossils?

They are fossils associated with a particular span of geological time. Almost every stratum [sheetlike layer of rock] contains fossils that seem to be the same type (clams, coral, etcetera). Evolutionists study the stratum and determine what "index" fossils are contained in it. They date the stratum from the index fossils they find.

Okay, now think about this: if the date of the fossil is wrong, then the date of the stratum is also wrong. Remember that geologists tell us that the stratum have been laid down over millions of years!

Green BallWhat is the most unusual fossil?

It is a miner's felt hat from Tasmania. After 50 years, the hat was found and was as hard as a rock. The minerals in the water that covered the hat had turned it to stone.

Green BallWhat is carbon-14 dating?

In 1947, American chemist, Willard F. Libby and his associates, developed carbon-14 or radiocarbon dating at the University of Chicago.

Carbon-14 and carbon-12 in a living organism remain constant. However, when a plant or animal dies, the amount of carbon-14 gradually decreases.

A sample to be dated is burned. Radiation counters measure the electrons given off by decaying carbon-14. The "age" of the sample can be determined by comparing the proportions of decaying carbon-14 and stable carbon-12.

This method can produce errors between 2,000 and 5,000 years. And it is heavily dependant upon the radioactivity of the atmosphere remaining constant throughout time.

Green BallAre there any examples of "modern" strata forming?

Mount St. Helens Erupting On May 18, 1980, Mount St. Helens erupted. A billion board feet of lumber fell like so many toothpicks and melting snow mixed with volcanic debris formed destructive mud flows reaching 90 miles per hour! These mud flows laid down enormous amounts of sedimentation.

Another eruption on March 19, 1982, created even more mud flows which eroded large canyons. In fact, one such canyon is now called, "Little Grand Canyon" which is 1/40 that of the real one!

Within five years the layers of strata had hardened into solid rock. It does not take a long time for rock to form, just the right conditions.

Green BallHow long does it take coal to form?

We have been taught that it takes millions of years for coal to form. However, in a laboratory, researchers have made low-quality coal in less that one year. It takes eleven years to produce coal that is very close to "Natural" coal. For example, under the right conditions, diamonds can be made in days and opals in a few months to a few years.

Green BallHow long does it take oil to form?

Popular education tells us that the dinosaurs, buried in sediment millions of years ago, have become the "fossil fuel" or oil that we use today.

An article in Chemical and Engineering News (May 29, 1972) describes the process for making oil.

The [cow] manure was heated at 716 F [380 C], at 2,000 to 5,000 pounds per square inch [900 to 2250 kilograms per square inch] for 20 minutes in the presence of carbon monoxide and steam. The product was a heavy oil of excellent heating quality. The yield was about three barrels of oil per ton of manure.

Green BallHow long does it take wood to petrify?

Petrified wood is wood that has been mineralized (turned to stone) by silica. This is another example of fossilization.

From September-October 1995 issue of Creation ex nihilo, Australian geologist Dr. Andrew Snelling wrote the article " 'Instant' Petrified Wood". Here is an excerpt:

" Under the right chemical conditions wood can be rapidly petrified by silicification, even at normal temperatures and pressures ... The time frame for the formation of the petrified wood within the geological record is totally compatible with the biblical time scale of a recent creation and a subsequent devastating global Flood."

Green BallWhat is a polystrate tree?

Polystrate means many strata. Polystrate trees are fossilized trees that extend through more than one stratum. A dead tree sticking out of the ground would decay over a period of time. However, a polystrate tree confirms rapidly forming strata.

At the Joggins in Nova Scotia, many erect fossil trees are scattered throughout 2,500 feet of geologic strata, Evolutionary theory claims that the top strata were deposited millions of years after the bottom strata.

Polystrate trees can be found in coal mines. They are called "kettles" which can be deadly. Unless they are secured, they can easily detach and fall on the miners below.

Creation Requires a Creator

The Boeing 777-300 The Boeing 777 is one of America's newest and most phenomenal engineering achievements. It is a fully electronic airplane that can do what many others can not. It is a totally redesigned airplane: cockpit, wing, propulsion system, materials, interior, cargo capacity, interior and landing gear have all been reworked to produce the best commercial airplane money can buy.

It took engineers, scientists and mechanics multiple millions of hours to design, develop and build this airplane. This creation had a creator! The wing, for example, was designed by engineers, the materials to cover it were studied by scientists and it was assembled by knowledgeable mechanics. This airplane did not magically come together on it own accord nor did it take over a million years to conceive and build.

The Boeing 767-300 Now what if someone said that the Boeing 777 evolved from the Boeing 767? As you can see they look similar in size and shape. Ideas were taken from the Boeing 767 that became part of the Boeing 777. The Boeing 777 did not metamorphose from the Boeing 767. We know that it takes engineers, scientists and mechanics multiple millions of hours to create a new airplane!

With this example we should clearly see that creation requires a creator. We know from Genesis 1:1 "In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth." (KJV) God claims ownership to the heavens and the earth!

We can further see what else God claims: Genesis 1:21 "And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that [it was] good."

But most importantly, God claims this: Genesis 1:27 "So God created man in his [own] image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them." God is our Creator! We did not evolve from monkeys as the "educated" tell us, but we were "created" by a God who loves and cares for us! We have been "designed, studied and built" by a real God, not by some mysterious "nothingness" that just happened!