In a December 23 story titled "New Fossil Site in China Shows Long Recovery of Life from the Largest Extinction in Earth's History," the ScienceDaily website reported: "A major new fossil site in south-west China has filled in a sizeable gap in our understanding of how life on this planet recovered from the greatest mass extinction of all time."
"But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day [is] with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day." – 2 Peter 3:8
This verse is a favorite proof text for those who believe that the Bible supports long periods of time for each day of Creation Week. Though much has been written to show that the days of Creation Week were literal, 24-hour days, some creationists persist in saying that each day of Creation Week could be a thousand years … or even longer.
The Creation Moments Facebook group is a great place to discuss many different topics about biblical creation, evolution and worldview issues. Recently we started a discussion called "Books That Ruined the World" … and began the discussion with this:
"Palaeontologists are forever claiming that their latest fossil discovery will 'rewrite evolutionary history.' Is this just boasting or does our 'knowledge' of evolution radically change every time we find a new fossil?"
In one of its latest online photo-galleries titled "America the Ignorant" – or "Dumb Things Americans Believe" – Newsweek wrote that "remarkably high numbers of Americans believe the most unusual things…. Here's a sampling of the nuttiest."
Newsweek then goes on to give 11 evidences that prove how dumb and ignorant Americans really are. Not surprisingly, at the very top of their "ignorance" list is the large number of Americans who don't believe in the theory of evolution.
According to studies conducted a few years ago, the average science score of U.S. students lagged behind those in 16 of 30 countries in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, a Paris-based group that represents the world's richest countries.
Richard Dawkins seems like a reasonably intelligent chap. He's a bestselling author and has appeared in a number of films. He's also got a charming British accent and appears to know a lot about evolution. How interesting that we happen to know someone else with a charming British accent, an author who has appeared in films, a man who knows a lot about evolution and who is a very intelligent fellow … but who is the direct opposite of Richard Dawkins where it matters the most.
Dr Robert Carter explains the human genome is anything but simple. In fact, it is a super-complex computer operating system that far exceeds anything created by humans to date. The genome perhaps more than anything else...