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  •  If Bible is literal, fossils were created as is. (3+ / 0-)

    Any attempt to reconcile young earth creationism with the fossil record runs into a huge problem: what were they at the time of creation?

    Phillip Gosse wrote, in his book, Omphalos, that the fossils were created as fossils. There is a relative of the pigs, the babirussa, which has tusks actually growing through its snout. Gosse argued that on the day of creation, the babirussa would have had tusks that appear to be years old because pristine tusks would have killed the animal.

    From examples like that, Gosse argued that the fossils were created as fossils. If Adam had a dinosaur fossil and modern methods of dating them, he would have concluded that they died out 64,994,000 years before him.

    To his contemporaries, Gosse's argument raised the question, why would God lie? Modern creationists get around that question by inventing fanciful explanations as to how radioactive decay might have been a lot faster at some time in the ancient past. They want to believe that dinosaurs had once roamed the Earth, but they don't want to admit that they need tons of pretzel logic to explain it.

    Freedom's just another word for not enough to eat. --Paul Krugman's characterization of conservative attitudes.

    by Judge Moonbox on Thu Apr 10, 2014 at 07:13:19 AM PDT

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