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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Interpreting Geological Reports

People get excited or confused when they encounter reports about geological sites with claims of great antiquity. Sometimes, Christians feel threatened by these assertions. Proponents of an ancient earth and universe have their starting point that the earth and universe are ancient. Circular reasoning ensues.

Reports of geological features contain long-age wording. Learn to look more closely and you can spot the speculations and fallacies; the world is nowhere near as old as some claim it to be.
Barringer (or "Meteor") Crater in Arizona, USA / USGS.gov
Secular geologists use popular opinion, faulty dating methods and erroneous logic when giving vast ages. When someone learns to read (or listen to documentaries and such) closely, they can determine that there is a great deal of speculation, assumptions, and the aforementioned circular reasoning involved. Creation scientists have very different views, and present models from their starting point (some models include the Genesis Flood) that fit observed data far better. Things are not as old as they're said to be.

When looking at secular declarations, healthy skepticism is in order. Learning how to examine claims and look for actual evidence applies not only to science, but can be helpful in other areas as well.

Geologist Dr. Tas Walker explains in his response to a letter.
In order to understand how a geological feature fits within the biblical history it is necessary to re-interpret the way it is reported, and this primarily involves reinterpreting the quoted dates. In the article Haleakala volcano on the Island of Maui, Hawaii I describe how I research and re-interpret a geological site that is new to me. This should help you, too, when you encounter something that you have not heard of before, and for which you cannot find information on a creation site.
You can get some very helpful information at the rest of the article. Just click on "Maniitsoq crater, Greenland".