“An Appeal to Reason” is subtitled “Examining the evidence of origins in the evolution verses creation debate”. The author, Jim Gibson, employs a witty and, in some cases, sarcastic style. He intends the book to appeal to the younger generation, who have little knowledge of the facts surrounding the story that is now taught universally in the education system of the origin of life on this planet. Evolution is marketed as a fact—as the true history of life on Earth. The author points to many scientific discoveries that contradict that story. Published by Tate Publishing, Oklahoma, USA (2014) and available from Amazon.com.
The book is wide-ranging in its subject matter, yet does not load the reader with too many or superfluous details, yet provides sufficient explanation to show that the biblical creation model of understanding the history of the universe and life on Earth is a far better explanation than that offered by the evolution story.
Jim Gibson’s approach to the subject is different to the approach I have read in many other creationist publications that deal with similar material. It is fresh, insightful and challenging to anyone willing to open their mind and use commonsense and reason in understanding the evidence—both present day observations and accounts from history as recorded by scientific observers over the past few hundred years. Therefore I recommend it to everyone.
See video promo from Tate Publishing. But note the book is no longer available at Tate Publishing. See update below. Continue reading
Evolutionary ‘science’ alleges the earth is about 4.6 billion years old and life started 3.8 billion years ago on the planet. It also alleges that life evolved from a single-celled ‘last common ancestor’ to all the diversity of life we see today. According to their story, the dinosaurs lived some 230 million years ago and died out about 63 million years ago. The claim is that the fossil evidence supports this evolutionary story, whereas the Bible tells a completely different story. Most of the fossils are then the result of sudden burial in all the sedimentary layers laid down by global flood waters about 4,500 years ago. Dr Jim Mason presents some compelling arguments to answer the title question. He looks at the so-called geological column, where the flood fits into that, evidence on the age of fossils, uniformitarian principles, sediments and varves, soft tissue, blood cells, and DNA in dinosaur bones, homology and transitional forms.
Lecture was given August 1st 2015. See Age and Reason Seminar Adelaide for details.
See also other lectures given at the same seminar:
“Opal is a spectacular gemstone. It is also a dazzling key to Australia’s mysterious past, because buried in the Australian opal fields are fossils of dinosaurs and other strange creatures that lived 110 million years ago, in Early Cretaceous times.”
Figure 1: Belemnites were cephalopods. The ammonites are another extinct cephalopod. Living cephalopods include octopuses, cuttlefish, squid and nautiloids.
This is the opening sentence on the website National Opal Collection.1 The Early Cretaceous period is alleged to be from 146 million to 100 million years ago.
Fossils are the remains or impressions of living organisms preserved in sedimentary rocks. When the fossils are opalised they become literally gemstones. Teeth, bones, shells and pinecones have been found fossilized and turned to solid opal. Australia is a ready source of opals.2 Coober Pedy and Lightning Ridge are well known for their mines. You will find opals for sale in most central tourist areas of Australian cities.
But how does anything become opalised? It’s not magic. Most people think it takes millions of years to occur.
“And surprising as it may seem, the ingredients of opal are commonplace stuff. Water in the ground carrying dissolved silica (similar to the glass in windows) is said to have seeped through beds of sand and grit, where the silica particles are deposited in cracks. As the water subsequently evaporated, the silica particles became ‘cemented’ together to form the opal. Light bending around the silica produces the variety of glowing colours.”3
Australia is the only country where opalised animal fossils are found.4 Continue reading
Why is a 6,000-year-old universe so hard to believe?
One Day Seminar (9 am to 5 pm) Saturday 1st August 2015
Happened in Adelaide South Australia
AGE AND REASON poster PDF
Sponsored by Creation Ministries International
- A/Prof. John Gideon Hartnett (Australian, physicist, cosmologist)
- Dr Jim Mason (Canadian, nuclear physicist)
Worldviews of naturalism, uniformitarianism and biblical creation; age of the Universe, age of the earth, dating methods, Carbon-14, biblical cosmology, fossils, sedimentation, creationist solutions to the starlight travel time problem and much more.
The talks were recorded and are available here for online viewing.
Click on the links below for video of audio/visual Powerpoint presentations.
This is what I believe.
I don’t believe in evolution. It is one of the biggest lies ever told. God, YAHWEH, Jehovah, Yahshua, the great I AM created everything. He created life on Earth – the only place it exists in the Universe. He created us with a plan and purpose.
God revealed His plan in the Bible. It is not only a history book but the book of Life, preserved by a Sovereign God. His name is Jesus, the word being derived from the Hebrew word “Yahshua,” meaning “Yah-is our-salvation” or “YAHWEH is our salvation.” Continue reading
1) Where did the Universe come from?
Man puts all his faith in cosmology to answer this fundamental question. But cosmology is not even science, it is just philosophy. This has meant that man has had to invent fudge factors to make his theories work, such as the totally-just-made-up stuff called Dark Energy, Dark Matter, and Inflation. There isn’t a shred of any real laboratory evidence for any of them. Not any! They also claim the Cosmic Microwave Background radiation as the afterglow of the Big Bang, thus supposed to be coming from all directions. Yet it seems to be associated with the orbital plane of our solar system’s planets! But that makes no sense at all!