A sea dinosaur, plesiosaurus, is thought to have been caught in a fishing net in 1977 off the coast of New Zealand. A Japanese stamp was created for this creature in 1977. It should have been extinct. An ancient fish, the Coelacanth, supposedly lived 340 – 80 million years ago, is now extinct. Or so scientists said. These have been discovered alive and well in South Africa, off the coast of Madagascar, in 1938 and more recently in the seas of Indonesia. Really makes one question how accurate dating techniques are and the real timeframe of these animals as well as the age of the earth.
The Chinese calendar presents 12 images of animals. Each roughly corresponds to a month of the year. 12 animals and 12 months. That is not strange. 11 of the 12 are animals that exist today, they are real. Deductive reasoning implies the dragon is, or was, a real animal as well. Likewise from other sources we see the dragon is not a typical dinosaur but more like a dragon from the movies. One that had wings and breathes fire. We do not see evidence in fossils of these creatures, thus far. The Bible does mention them as real animals. Logic thus implies the Bible is truthful in this aspect, and likewise in many, many others.
The moon’s orbit around the earth is expanding every year. It is getting further away. Going back in history, 1.2 billion years ago the moon would have been touching the earth. Even if not, if it had a low orbit there would have been serious trouble. As the moon’s orbit around the earth causes tides, had the moon been very close at one time, the tides would have been extremely high. So high in fact they would have destroyed the earth’s continents with their force and no life could have evolved. Likely the moon is not near as old as some scientists predict.
The oldest living organism in the world is the bristlecone pine tree, located in the Inyo mountains in eastern California, USA. Tree ring dating indicates the oldest is about 4,300 years in age. Noah’s world wide flood happened about 4,400 years ago. It is no surprise there is no life older than this. If evolution where true, it is unlikely the oldest living organism would be aged around Noah’s flood. Evolutionists claim a world wide flood is a myth. These tree’s provide additional evidence that the flood is real, it happened, and it shaped much of the world we live in today.
Two planets and six moons spin backwards compared to the others in our solar system. Due to the laws of inertia, all planets should move and spin in the same direction around the sun, All planets travel eastward around the sun, as expected. Venus, Uranus and Pluto’s spin is opposite to the other planets and the sun. These planets could not have ‘evolved’ as ejected material from the sun as some scientists claim. They may have been ‘captured’ as stray objects in space getting too close to our sun and hooked by it’s gravitation. Very unlikely. Most likely they spin the way they do because they were created this way.
The entire population of the world could stand inside the area of the United Kingdom! Each person would have 36 square meters or a space 6 meters by 6 meters (19 feet by 19 feet). The earth is no where near over-crowded, it is mis-used. More efficient irrigation, better use of sloped land for housing and terracing for argiculture would assist greatly with the worlds food needs. Better sharing and distribution with less waste and there would be no shortages. People could work on resource management, not war machinery and destruction to resolve our population (food/water shortage, living space) concerns.
The world’s oceans are getting saltier each year. If one takes the current rate of increase and projects backwards, it was not millions but only thousands of years ago when the oceans were salt-less, ie. fresh water. This is yet another hint the world is not billions of years old. If salts have continually been dissolving from rocks and the ground via rainwater, falling over millions or billions of years, why are the rivers and lakes not salty? Much rainwater flows through rivers into lakes long before it flows into the ocean, thus the rivers and lakes should be salty if the oceans are getting saltier.
Scientists claim stalactites and stalagmites take many thousands of years to form. This stalactite is in the Rolphton Hydro Electric near Ottawa, Canada. It was built in the 1950’s. It formed on the top of a pipe in less than 50 years! Examples such as these show that long periods of time are not necessary, only the right conditions. Many are old but it is not necessary as not all are. Claims for millions and billions of years for the age of the earth are simply that, claims; they lack real evidence, just as claims that stalactites are thousands of years old.
Comets lose material as they travel through space. If comets have existed for billions of years, they should have all disintegrated by now. There is no proof that the Oort cloud (proposed origin of comets) exists. Evidence suggests it does not. Where did the comets come from then? No one knows, maybe the Kuiper Belt, beyond Pluto. But that just begs the question, where did the Kuiper Belt come from? So far science has no answer as they do not seem to be part of planets. A good possibility is that they did not ‘come’ from anywhere, but that they were created the way they are.
Mutations occur frequently in nature. Many diseases are the result of genetic mutations. The number and variety increase every year. Evolutionists claim life evolved through many small changes or mutations over millions of years. The beneficial mutations survived and advanced life on the earth. Mutations not helpful for survival caused the organism to die and not propagate. All mutations observed by scientists show a loss of information, a decay. There has never been a documented gain of information. There are theories of how mutations could randomly evolve but experimentation always fails. Since God created the earth and life, it all has been running down. Mutations multiply each generation. The earth must be young as all life would have died long ago if the rate of mutation existed for hundreds of thousands of years.
The largest desert in the world, the Sahara, is growing. At 4400 years of age, it is estimated to be the oldest desert in the world. Noah’s world wide flood happened about 4,400 years ago as well. It is no surprise there is no desert older than this, for the catastrophic results of the flood greatly altered the world’s landscape. The pyramids of Egypt are located in the north east corner of the Sahara. They are also of similar age. Careful study will show this to be true for many things. Any object claimed to be older needs close analysis of the dating techniques and assumptions used to derive the age.
Universe – latin from ‘uni’ and ‘verse’. Uni means ‘one’. Verse means ‘spoken word’. This means all that is was created by a spoken word. The Bible, John 1:1 says ‘In the beginning was the Word’. Genesis 1:1 says “God said …’ People once believed, and many still do, that the universe did not evolve from a ‘big bang’ but was created by God saying “Let there be …” A close analysis of the scientific data, without an anti-God bias, does fit the idea that the universe was created recently, like 6,000 years ago. It did not randomly evolve over billions of years.
Richard Feynman, Nobel prize in physics, said “Many scientists do believe in both science and God, the God of revelation, in a perfectly consistent way.” Alan Lightman, an M.I.T. professor stated “References to God continued in the scientific literature until the middle to late 1800’s. It seems likely that the lack of religious references after this time seem more from a change in social and professional conventions among scientists rather than from any change in underlying thought. Indeed, contrary to popular myth, scientists appear to have the same range of attitudes about religious matters as does the general public.” God is not dead! As scientific knowledge advances God is coming back, for true science points to Him.
Our world is incredibly beautiful. Blue waters, white clouds, green plants, shades of brown earth and rock. An amazing variety of plants and animals, such as this Golden Pheasant. What colours! What defines beauty? Why is this bird beautiful? Did beauty evolve or was the world created with beauty built in? It’s hard to imagine beauty coming from random events. An analogy is music. A classic composition is beautiful to listen to. It has order, symmetry, pleasing tones. Random bangs on a drum or picks of guitar strings don’t make music. The idea that beauty evolved from random events makes no sense.
Pueblo Indians painted pictures of dinosaurs as seen (outlined in green) at Kachina Bridge, USA. In Peru similar pictures are painted on stones. These Indians lived in Utah around 1000AD indicating dinosaurs walked the earth at that time. These people knew these animals to be able to carve or paint them. This is only one example of recent dinosaur existence. There are tribes in the Congo that claim to have seen them as recently as 1960’s. In 2009 some in the Philippine islands claimed a sea dinosaur has been sighted multiple times around the rocky shoreline. This is evidence dinosaurs lived recently.