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The geology guessing game!

Presented by Dr Tas Walker of Creation Ministries International.

Produced by the National Education Coalition. Recorded at the

National Christian Apologetics & Worldview Conference

November 7th – 9th 2013, Gold Coast, Qld Australia

Under the theme: TAKING BACK THE CULTURE

By John Gideon Hartnett

Dr John G. Hartnett is an Australian physicist and cosmologist, and a Christian with a biblical creationist worldview. He received a B.Sc. (Hons) and Ph.D. (with distinction) in Physics from The University of Western Australia, W.A., Australia. He was an Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Outstanding Researcher Award (DORA) fellow at the University of Adelaide, with rank of Associate Professor. Now he is retired. He has published more than 200 papers in scientific journals, book chapters and conference proceedings.

2 replies on “The geology guessing game!”

She is an evangelical Christian and “she admits the possibility of the dino bones not being that old, ‘BUT’ she defers to what she calls ‘science’…” Is her stance because of pride in her learning? Is her stance fear of attack by the educated elite? “She defers” seems to say that she knows there are people out there who are smarter than she is, and they must KNOW the truth that is beyond her brain power. Isn’t science based upon experimentally proven data that can be recognized by reasonably sharp minds? Or, is science like a “religious” society that defers to the initiated, the true-believers who have paid their dues and risen to the heights where their pronouncements are simply bowed to and never questioned? The whole scheme looks naked to me, but that is apparently my simple-mindedness, my childish vision. I am tempted at times to think that I am more ignorant than an earthworm. I am told that what seems obvious to me is just blatantly wrong, and I am a hindering factor in the victorious march of the large and flourishing, Christ-centered, churches. A literal Genesis is undoubtedly not the right perspective, and, besides, the vast majority of the time Genesis is not going to enter into the discussion. I shouldn’t be bothered by it. Ah, that must be where this evangelical Christian scientist is coming from. I’m bad.

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I think you meant this comment in relation to Dr Mary Schweitzer, mentioned in SOFT SQUISHY TISSUE IN 80 MILLION YEAR OLD DINOSAUR BONES?. But I agree with your comment that science is done like a religious society especially when it comes to dating the ages of rocks, both fossils and crystalline. Evolution is a paradigm and anyone who challenges the rulings of the elite is classed as a pseudo-scientist. Possibly this is what Mary is afraid of. See WHY EVOLUTION IS NOT TRUE.

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