Modern Scientists Greatest Misstake – 1

Book of Genesis – The Impact of Modern Geologic Science

Until the early 19th Century, the Book of Genesis was generally held to be an accurate account of world history, including the recent Creation of all things by a personal, transcendent, omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent, Creator God. This was the worldview held by many of the founding fathers of our modern scientific disciplines.

However, there was a paradigm shift in the early 19th Century with the birth of “Uniformitarianism” and the popularization of Evolutionary Theory in the form of Darwinian Evolution. The shift began with the publication of Sir Charles Lyell’s Principles of Geology in 1830. In this classic work, Lyell championed Uniformitarianism, a theory first put forth by James Hutton towards the end of the 18th century. Uniformitarianism is in stark contrast to the Biblical “Catastrophism” found in the Genesis Flood account, thus casting doubt on the Bible’s veracity as a whole. Furthermore, Uniformitarianism assumes an “Old Earth,” contrary to the “Young Earth” creation account in the Book of Genesis. Lyell claimed it was his intention to “free the science from Moses.” He certainly achieved his goal. Lyell successfully led a revolution in geologic thought, from traditional Catastrophism to Hutton’s Uniformitarianism.

It wasn’t until late in the 20th Century that Uniformitarianism was finally disproved by such observed geologic features as poly-strata fossils, misplaced and missing geologic layers, lack of erosion between layers, the deficiency of bioturbation, undisturbed bedding planes, the limited extent of unconformities, soft-sediment deformation, well preserved surface features between layers, etc. Although Catastrophism has been vindicated by the weight of recent scientific evidence (including the abundant marine fossils found atop every mountain range in the world), many geologists tenaciously cling to the Uniformitarian paradigm. And so, tragically, Uniformitarianism — with its alleged Geologic Column based upon the assumption of uniformity — is still taught as fact in the public schools and the general media today.

For a more accurate scientific explanation of the layered strata read about liquefaction here.


~ by mlmcbride33 on January 20, 2009.

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