Tag Archives: evolution

Radioactive debate on the Hydroplate Theory

Radioactive decay chains. Radioactive decay was a key argument against creation, until Austin, Shelling, and Vardiman demolished three key assumptions.

The debate on the merits of the Hydroplate Theory might be getting radioactive now. Or not. CNAV hears of attacks on it that are sixteen years old or older. The concern here is with Tony Reed’s attack on the theory of more than a year ago.

Theological riddles for creationists—and their answers

Blake's Image of Creation and creationism should be a warning to fools who deny God and His creation narrative. Or those who presume to judge God with theological questions about which they know little themselves. Some dire predictions are also possible today. Creation also answers a great many questions about who we are and where we came from.



On 24 June 2015, one Tyler Francke posted “Ten theological questions no young-earth creationist can answer.” In his own comment space, several young-earth creationists did answer them. He rejected their answers, per his own arbitrary criteria. Now your editor will answer them. But he will not publish these answers in his comment space. If he wants to follow the ping and register as a user to comment in this comment space, let him. (Subject always to common rules of etiquette.)

Secular falsehoods

Charles Darwin, father of modern evolution, source of two prime secular falsehoods in America today.

Last July, CNAV contributor Paul Eidelberg declared: no such thing as a secular Jew exists. He quoted Chaim Zimmerman’s analysis of what makes a Jew, regardless of behavior. More recently, he questioned the wisdom of one of America’s founders, James Madison. Madison had held that religion and politics should stay separate. This, thought Madison, would purify American religion and remove a source of political conflict. That has proved false. Indeed, modern society emphasizes the secular and, in so doing, promotes falsehood. Secular falsehoods inevitably have the official sanction of government when religion separates completely from it.

Questions and answers

Blake's Image of Creation and creationism should be a warning to fools who deny God and His creation narrative. Or those who presume to judge God with theological questions about which they know little themselves. Some dire predictions are also possible today. Creation also answers a great many questions about who we are and where we came from.

In light of the recent Las Vegas shootings, the same questions are being asked that have been asked before: Why?

Earth is 7000 years old. So?

Earth according to Apollo 17

On or about Monday 18 September 2017, someone published a graphic on Facebook. He titled it “Let’s assume the Earth is 6000 years old.” But he forgot to share it beyond his group. (For that reason, this correspondent will not give an original link.) Another member of that group downloaded the photograph and shared it with this correspondent. No doubt the group member did this to heap scorn on creation. Nevertheless the graphic—a logical flow chart—gives valuable insight into what secularists think about the origins of the universe, the earth, and life. That gives it value beyond—and opposite—the propaganda value the composer hoped to achieve.

Dinosaurs, aliens, and the Flood

Science and secularism clash over a specimen much like this Triceratops skull. But another question remains: what killed the dinosaurs?

Two hundred years ago, modern humans rediscovered a class of animals that dwarfed all other animals they knew. Those who found their remains, called these animals dinosaurs – literally, terrible lizards. Conventional origins scientists believe a single event, 65 million years ago, extinguished the dinosaurs forever. They also believe this happened long before humankind appeared on earth.

Creation, young and old

Blake's Image of Creation and creationism should be a warning to fools who deny God and His creation narrative. Or those who presume to judge God with theological questions about which they know little themselves. Some dire predictions are also possible today. Creation also answers a great many questions about who we are and where we came from.

Creation, or young-earth creation, is not the only position to contradict atheistic evolution. Old-earth creation offers an alternative. Any Biblical apologist must deal with it. That means recognizing what its adherents are trying to say, and knowing how to answer them back.

Evolution doesn’t make you smart

Charles Darwin, father of modern evolution, source of two prime secular falsehoods in America today.

So Rafi Letzter, writing in Business Insider, wonders “why so many smart people don’t believe in evolution.” He rightly questions a study suggesting if you’re smart, you should believe in evolution. But he then fails to follow through with what his own analysis suggests.

Appeal to whose authority?

Question authority

Christendom, and the world generally, face a crisis. People must now decide whose authority will govern their thinking. This applies equally to how they live to how they think they came to be. And not only they but all of life, this Earth, and our universe.

Star Trek science controversies

NASA's idea of a Star Trek like warp-capable ship.

Star Trek makes several scientific assertions that go beyond current understandings of biology, chemistry, and physics. Names of hypothetical chemical elements need not concern.1 But other assertions run from the controversial to the flat-out erroneous.