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Today's Creation Moment

Nov
22
A New Volcano Inside the Old
Psalm 83:14
“As the fire burneth a wood, and as the flame setteth the mountains on fire;”
Many people know about the devastating and explosive eruption of Mount St Helens in 1980. Not so many people know that the volcano has erupted since then, but in less spectacular fashion. ...
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Volcanoes Opened Jurassic Park?

Psalm 104:32
Who looks on the earth and it trembles, who touches the mountains and they smoke!

It was, they say, the “Great Dying” supposedly 250 million years ago. 57% of all land-dwelling vertebrates became extinct. Yet amidst the death and destruction of this event, a new group of animals arose. We call them the dinosaurs.

Photo of a volcano.One interesting evolutionary study suggests that this so-called Permian-Triassic Extinction was initially triggered by large scale volcanic activity. An article on the Science Daily website explains it thus:

Following the discovery of volcanic rocks of the same age as the extinction, volcanic carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions had previously been suggested as an important contributor to this extinction event.

How could they possibly know that these rocks are the same age? Volcanic rocks would be dated by radiometric methods; fossil-bearing rocks, by comparison with nearby other rocks, and estimating the ages by examining the fossils contained within.

The article is also implying a massive climate change, caused by volcanic CO2 emissions. In short, there is little or no evidence for the climate change, the CO2 emissions, or any correlation between the two.

The Bible gives a very much shorter timescale than millions of years; a timescale of only just over 6,000 years. Also giving the lie to the evolutionary myth is the fact that death could not have occurred before Adam sinned. Instead, dinosaurs were magnificent land animals, created by God on Day Six of creation.

Prayer: 
We are amazed, Lord, at the folly of sophisticated analysis, based on faulty ground rules. Help us to consider Your way first, in all that we undertake for You. Amen.
Notes: 
Ref: University of Oxford. "Volcanic eruptions triggered dawn of the dinosaurs." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 19 June 2017. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/06/170619151530.htm>, accessed 6/22/2017 Image: Adobe Stock, licensed to author.