Dinosaurs On Trial — How Old Are They?

Do you know about Sue? I mean the dinosaur named Sue. At the end of June, 2014 I will be embarking on an exciting adventure. Evidence Press is working with the Creation Research Society to produce a documentary about the discovery of soft tissue in dinosaurs. Evolutionists are amazed that soft tissue in dinosaurs can survive 65+ million years. Well, there is another possibility, that dinosaurs are not millions of years old as evolutionists claim.

The problem with that idea is that if the correct age of dinosaurs was in the thousands and not millions of years then the geologic time scale evolutionists depend on for dating fossils is dramatically wrong. If the geologic time scale is dramatically wrong, then evolution never happened. Soft tissue in dinosaurs is just one line of evidence which supports the notion dinosaurs lived recently, not millions of years ago. In total we will be presenting at least five lines of evidence. I hope you find this to be exciting.

I will be traveling to Montana and South Dakota for filming several interviews. I expect it to be a fascinating journey. I will provide pictures and tell a few stories along the way. I hope you will tune in. For now I would like you to check out this movie trailer about the T-Rex named Sue coming out later this year: http://www.dinosaur13movie.com/

Dinosaur 13

Interview with Erin

In one moment Erin asks me if I believe that God created us as we are. She was so incredulous, her expression looks like she thought she was talking to a child or someone not very bright. In response, I think I actually look defensive as I replied, yes, to her query. I do believe God made humans fully formed. In fact, that is one of the distinguishing characteristics of Young Earth Creationists.

There is great power in incredulity. I believe it is used against creationists in colleges and universities across the nation. Atheists Richard Dawkins uses it often as weapon of shame for believing such a naive thing as creation in 6 days about 6,000 years ago. But as we examine this video interview, the intelligent person should ask, which of us is the naive one? Which of us is so militant in their beliefs that the person could not stand to hear the arguments of the other.

Your constructive comments are welcome.

Interview Edgewood Students

I really enjoy interviewing people about creation and evolution. When people are not rushed, have some science background with logic skills, it makes the conversation all the more interesting. These two Edgewood College students are both studying science, both have some religious background and both were interested in the topics of our discussion.

We discussed the creation topic and then the heaven topic. The entire time they were engaged. It was a very good interview for me. My disappointment was one of my cameras was “seeking focus” and so I was not able to use it much. Secondly, the cameras shut down at the end of the interview so the last few minutes are missing the video portion but the audio is good.

As always, I appreciate constructive comments.

Roberto and Natalia

Talking to people about creation and evolution is an interesting process. We start off by defining the scientific method. Then we define evolution as Darwin defined it. This leads to talking about the evidence. I usually like to help people understand the concept of “inference to the best explanation” as shown in this interview. Where it goes from there is always unique and always interesting.

Crying Rocks Ministry — Evidence for Creation

The evidence for creation is compelling, logical and consistent throughout the scientific disciplines. Helping people see the evidence for creation takes prayer, planning and patience. Why? Because this issue is not just about logic and evidence; it is tied up with world view and what an individual wants to be true. Guy and Cindy Forsythe have a unique ministry to the residents of Sedona, Arizona. They mail out a newsletter four times a year to every home in Sedona!

In this interview with Guy we discuss the newsletter and how it came about. We also discuss the local geology and how it provides evidence for rapid water deposition rather than millions of years. We discuss the debate Ken Ham had with Bill Nye, magnetic field decay and other topics.

Canyon Ministries — An Interview with Tom Vail

Tom Vail, Founder of Canyon Ministries has been involved in rafting and giving tours of the Grand Canyon for the past 30 years. He has some fascinating insights into what the geological evidence reveals.

One of the most talked-about issues related to the Grand Canyon is how the layers were formed and subsequently how the canyon was carved. Evolutionists accept the uniformitarian model and believe the layers were laid down slowly over many millions of years. For example, they claim that the sand which formed the Tapeats Sandstone, which covers the vast majority of the North American continent, was deposited at the bottom of a calm and placid sea. If that were true, what accounts for the fact that the formation is also found across Europe and Northern Africa? In this video, Tom reveals evidence that the Tapeats Sandstone does not fit the secular model.

Tom also shares the interesting story of how he came to have a relationship with Christ later in life. In Tom’s case it resulted not only in a new way of life; it resulted in a new way of looking at geology.

Talking Geology with Dr. Andrew Snelling

One of the reasons so many Christians have come to accept an old Earth is they believe that science does not support a global Flood and a young Earth. Dr. Snelling is a geologist with an impressive resume having broad experience with the actual data and getting it published. In this interview we discuss several significant factors that confirm both the global Flood and a young Earth.

Dr. Snelling was a significant partner in the RATE project, which the findings were powerfully in favor of creation and the Flood. In this interview we primarily discuss findings related to helium in zircons and carbon in coal samples. On the web Dr. Snelling has been attacked fiercely, so I wanted to find out if he really had the data to support the Earth being young and the global Flood. Watch for your self to see how he did in this stirring encounter.

While evolution requires long ages for evolution to be viable, the Evidence Press series of videos reveals over and over the astounding evidence for creation. In this video is confirmation from helium in zircons and 10 coal samples the Earth is young.

Interview with Mike Oard

Geology provides some very interesting data in regard to the age of the Earth. As long as evolution is the only game in town it supports long ages as evolution requires. Mike Oard is a weather man who is a young Earth creationist. He not only sees geology favoring a young Earth he provides observable evidence to support the young Earth conclusion.

In this video Mike discusses geologic layers, marine fossils and ice cores all of which support a young Earth.

Irreducible Complexity — Can Design be Falsified?

Irreducible Complexity
by Jim Bendewald

Can Design by an Intelligence be Falsified?

Evolutionists claim that Intelligent Design (ID) does not have hypotheses that are falsifiable. They then conclude that ID is pseudoscience. This is a very serious claim, and it is prolific in the pro-evolutionary media as a foundational argument against ID.

What is a falsifiable hypothesis? A hypothesis is a tentative explanation that can be tested. Falsifiable means that the explanation must be stated in such a way that it could be proven false. For example, someone might make the hypothesis that, “It never snows in July.” This statement can be proven false by evidence that it does snow in the southern hemisphere in July.

Does ID have falsifiable hypotheses? Yes, and they correspond to the evolutionary falsifiable hypotheses. For example, Charles Darwin wrote in the Origin of Species, “If it could be demonstrated that any complex organ existed which could not possibly have been formed by numerous, successive, slight modifications, my theory would absolutely break down.” Therefore, if it could be shown that an organism could not evolve by numerous, successive, slight modifications, it would reveal Darwin’s theory to be false. Note: Natural selection is an effective theory for explaining biological change within a kind; thus natural selection is not being challenged here. However, the following demonstrates that evolution theory is false.

Michael Behe, the author of Darwin’s Black Box, coined the term irreducible complexity. It describes systems which have no functional advantage unless several components are in place. Behe used the analogy of a mouse trap. In order for the mouse trap to catch mice it must have all five components: a platform, hammer, spring, sensitive catch and bar. Behe uses several biological examples including the bacterial flagellum, blood clotting and cilia for illustrating irreducibly complexity. Evolutionists go through extraordinary mental contortions in lengthy articles trying to explain away the problem of irreducibly complexity in these examples. They provide no empirical evidence to support their imaginative views, while leaving horrendous gaps along the way in their “just so” stories.

So, if in fact ID is just nonsense and does not provide falsifiable hypotheses, then why do evolutionists go through such extraordinary lengths trying to explain away examples of irreducibly complexity? The fact that they have lengthy articles designed to dispute irreducible complexity only demonstrates that it is falsifiable.

An irreducibly complex hypothesis can be stated falsifiable: “Are there irreducibly complex biological systems which would refute numerous-successive-slight-modifications evolution?” This is a testable hypothesis; evidence on both sides has been presented. It is incorrect to say that ID is pseudoscience and does not provide falsifiable hypotheses.

The cell is the ultimate example of irreducible complexity. My book Evolution Shot Full of Holes with co-author Frank Sherwin, contains a chapter on the topic of the origin of life. The cell is an interdependent functional city. We state, “The cell is the most detailed and concentrated organizational structure known to humanity. It is a lively microcosmic city, with factories for making building supplies, packaging centers for transporting the supplies, trucks that move the materials along highways, communication devices, hospitals for repairing injuries, a massive library of information, power stations providing usable energy, garbage removal, walls for protection and city gates for allowing certain materials to come and go from the cell.” The notion of the theoretical first cell arising by natural causes is a perfect example of irreducibly complexity. Life cannot exist without many numerous interdependent complex systems, each irreducibly complex on their own, working together to bring about a grand pageant for life to exist.

Copied from a previous Evidence Press post.

Georgia Purdom Discusses the Cell

Charles Darwin thought of cells as “simple”. With better microscopes and scientific experimentation we have come to see a whole world of complexity within the cell. The complex cell is in many ways like a city.

In this video, Jim Bendewald interviews Dr. Georgia Purdom on staff with Answers in Genesis.  The discussion includes a fascinating look at the various organelles and functions of the cell. In addition to the interview are wonderful illustrations using animated graphics. In this video you will see for yourself the immense complexity built into our cells. While evolution predicts simplicity and requires simplicity, the reality is the cells contain unfathomable complexity inferring design as the best explanation.