More important than the ignorance of arrogant atheopaths is the fact that they are arguing from materialistic and naturalistic presuppositions. Terms like "Bronze Age" and so on are made up to tell the minerals-to-machinist evolution story, and that humans were not created in God's image, and had not evolved a great deal of intelligence back then. A further presupposition is that, since there is no God, then Scripture is not God breathed (2 Tim. 3:16-17 NIV), so it's just a human book and little more. Christians should be arguing from the presupposition that the Bible is God's inerrant Word.
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How did those illiterate Bronze Age goat herders get the facts of the hydrologic cycle right long before anyone else? (Actually, we don't fully understand the thing now.) Because they were not illiterate Bronze Age goat herders, for one thing. Another important fact is that God our Creator was the impetus of Scripture, not man's imaginings. What follows is actually quite fascinating, but it's not a quick read. Worth it, but not quick.
It is often assumed that the Bible’s statements relating to natural phenomena can only reflect the inadequate scientific knowledge of the period when the relevant portion of it was written. This is often used to deflect from and ‘explain away’ the obvious conflict between Genesis and the current ‘scientific’ paradigm of origins and prehistory. However, as this article seeks to show, consideration of the hydrologic cycle indicates the divine inspiration of the text by revealing detailed knowledge of the physical world that was not understood by ‘science’ until many centuries, if not millennia, later.To read the rest, click on "Do you know the laws of the heavens? — the Bible and the hydrologic cycle".