Thursday, November 08, 2007

Recent Articles by AiG

Answers in Genesis (AiG) came out with a couple of notable articles yesterday and today.

First, a team of creation scientists have been studying radioisotope methods. The efforts of this team has been called the RATE (Radioisotopes and the Age of the Earth) project. AiG has been reporting on their findings over the past week or so. Yesterday, they disclosed that the group found carbon 14, which is produced naturally in the upper atmosphere and finds its way into living matter through plants. It has a relatively short half-life and after only a million years no carbon 14 would exist in a sample of deposited bio-matter. If such a sample is tested to have carbon 14 in it, then it should be less than 1 million years old. If there is a significant amount of carbon 14, then the sample couldn’t be more than a few tens of thousands of years old assuming the earth is old enough for the ratio between carbon 14 and carbon 12 to have reached atmospheric equilibrium at the time of death of the bio-matter. If the earth is not old enough for the ratio to have reached equilibrium, then the age of the bio-matter could be considerably even younger.

The RATE project has found significant amounts of carbon 14 evenly distributed in all the coal and diamond samples they have tested.

They also found logical inconsistencies of the analyses of University of California when they performed similar tests.

Read the whole article here.

Second, a quick test. Who said the following?

At some future period, not very distant as measured by centuries, the civilized races of man will almost certainly exterminate and replace the savage races throughout the world. At the same time the anthropomorphous apes . . . will no doubt be exterminated. The break between man and his nearest allies will then be wider, for it will intervene between man in a more civilized state, as we may hope, even than the Caucasian, and some ape as low as a baboon, instead of as now between the negro or Australian [Aborigine] and the gorilla.

You know the man who said this. Try to guess. Here’s the answer when you’re ready (highlight to see the answer):

Charles Darwin, The Descent of Man (New York: A.L. Burt, 1874, 2nd ed.), p. 178.

Lest you think that this sentiment died with him, observe this recent quote:

I am prepared to fight and die for my cause, . . . I, as a natural selector, will eliminate all who I see unfit, disgraces of human race and failures of natural selection. No, the truth is that I am just an animal, a human, an individual, a dissident . . . . It’s time to put NATURAL SELECTION & SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST back on tracks! - Pekka-Eric Auvinen in an e-mail before a shooting rampage killing 7 students in Helsinki November 7, 2007.

Now, I in no way mean to imply that Darwinists are intrinsically racist. However, naturalism in no way provides a basis for any kind of morality. Perhaps Jeffrey Dahmer said it best in his interview with Stone Phillips on Dateline NBC (Nov. 29, 1994):

If a person doesn’t think there is a God to be accountable to, then—then what’s the point of trying to modify your behavior to keep it within acceptable ranges? That’s how I thought anyway. I always believed the theory of evolution as truth, that we all just came from the slime. When we, when we died, you know, that was it, there is nothing . . . .

To whoever reads this: If your goal is to justify your own evil, then Darwinism is a great way to do it. If you are willing to admit that there is evil in the world, then be prepared to discover how evil you truly are when you try to derive a consistent and defensible foundation for morality and find that one exists.

Read the Aig article here.

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