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It’s an Old World After All, Part 2

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November 6, 2012 Tags: Earth, Universe & Time

Today's video features Joy Walters. Please note the views expressed here are those of the author, not necessarily of BioLogos. You can read more about what we believe here.

Yesterday, we looked at four methods for determining the age of the Earth: tree ring, lake varve, radiometric, and seafloor spread dating. In the second section of the videocast, we present one more scientific technique, as well as explore why accepting an old Earth does not call into question the first chapters of Genesis.

The script was written by biology student Joy Walters, with help from BioLogos president Darrel Falk.

Commentary written by the BioLogos editorial team.

Joy Walters is currently a student intern at BioLogos. She is completing her undergraduate education at Point Loma Nazarene University majoring in Biology-Chemistry. She is passionate about engaging the natural world and pursuing a deep relationship with her Creator and Savior. In the future, she desires to attend medical school and use her skills as a physician to establish God’s kingdom by bringing healing, joy and hope to others.

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Nick_H - #74255

November 9th 2012

Since you have a script for these videocasts, would you consider posting the script alongside the video? It takes much less time to scan a transcript than to listen to a video, especially when trying to decide whether the content is helpful or not.

Stephen Mapes - #74271

November 9th 2012

Good suggestion, Nick! We’ll go ahead and post the corresponding text in each section.

lancelot10 - #75399

December 18th 2012


What about more than one tree ring per year   - the C14 dating of diamonds coal and oil in the thousands of years when there should be none at all   - the radio dating of lava hundreds of years old into the millions and even billions of years - not isolated incidents either.    Even Mt St Helens lava was dated in the millions of years.

Why do you think it takes so long for the single  land mass of the earth to divide  - God did it in the days of Peleg - Genesis  - you are using current rates when God has mainly stopped its movement .

The old earth contradicts the whole Bible - the surface was never molten as evidenced by polonium rings in granite - there are many other things such as the level of salt in the sea it would be like the dead sea if there were billions of years of salt saturation without hardly any salt of significance  being removed.                        

We are all waiting on an instantaneous absolutely non evolutionary resurrection of all the dead which will occur in the blink of an eye - no long time scale.

How would you reconcile this with 15 billion years of time - has God learned to create since then dropping his evolutionary learning experience ?????


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