The Origin of the Earth, One of God’s Hidden Secrets
“Much of geology is pure speculation and is as such on the same basis as philosophy, or must be accepted on faith, as the truths of theology” (Rehwinkel 177). For geologists this means that any theory of how the Earth, atmosphere and life originated, takes faith to believe, whether it is the evolutionist’s view or the creationist’s view. Creationists believe that the Earth was created 6000-7000 years ago. This number is based on what the Bible says. Evolutionists believe that the Earth was formed 4.6 billion years ago. (Tarbuck 598) This number is based on the subjective choice of scientific evidence. Creationists have faith that the Bible is true and that there is an Almighty God who created everything. Evolutionists have faith in their theories about how the world works. Using theories based on how the world words today they try determine how the world worked in the pat. What do Evolutionists say about the Origin of the Earth?
Where did the Geological Column of Earth come from?
According to evolutionists, the universe started from a single catastrophic event now called the Big Bang. Protons, neutrons, and electrons were formed, and they bonded to form helium and hydrogen. Helium and hydrogen collided and underwent nuclear fusion, creating stars in which the lighter elements were made. When the stars collapsed in a supernova, the heavier elements were created. The exploded elements from the supernova joined together, forming planetesimals. The planetesimals collided forming the planets of many different solar systems (Tarbuck 623). This process has never before been witnessed, it is pure speculation based on the observation of stars today and the scientific theories about the origin of stars. This theory is acceptable because it is backed up with scientific reasoning. The Geological Column formed over millions of years from the erosion of the Earth’s crust, and deposition of sediment, and debris. The layers of strata and fossils are interpreted to prove an old Earth using the Laws of Supposition (Tarbuck 249). The movements of the Tectonic Plates are credited for the many unconformities found in the Geological Column. The crashing, rubbing and spreading of Tectonic Plates created many mountain belts and river valleys that characterize the varied landscape of the world today (Tarbuck 610). Where did Earth’s Atmosphere come from?
As said by evolutionists the rock structure called Earth grew in size as more and more planetesimals collided with it. This caused heat and pressure to increase in the core of Earth. Along with the increasing heat came the evaporation of water from the surface of the Earth, and the out gassing of carbon dioxide from erupting magma. Water and carbon dioxide created Earth’s primitive atmosphere (Tarbuck 623). When life formed, starting with bacteria, 3.5 million years ago, (Tarbuck 612), oxygen released from the plants by cellular respiration went into the atmosphere and the oceans. As plants adapted the ability to get their energy from the sun through photosynthesis, plant life became more abundant, as well as the amount of oxygen in the atmosphere (Tarbuck 613). Where did Life come from?
Evolutionists cannot explain where life originated. They can only come up with theories. Most evolutionists have accepted that 3.5 billion years ago during the Precambrian Eon amino acids, the building block of all life, were formed on Earth. Amino Acids formed by chance when methane and ammonia, which were common in Earth’s atmosphere, synthesized. Many evolutionists consider this highly improbable, for life is too complex to have formed from two molecules (Tarbuck 612). Another idea is that amino acids were created in Earth’s hydrothermal vents when methane and hydrogen sulfide synthesized, but this too is improbable, for temperatures would be much too high for life to survive (Tarbuck 613). Another theory is that an asteroid landed on Earth that was...
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