Like the doctrines of the evolution paradigm, the notion of geological deep-time is promoted by mainstream science as largely inscrutable fact, a truth vindicated through the observational and experimental diligence of dedicated scientists. In reality, their conclusions are no more conclusive than those pushed by the evolutionists themselves, with essentially every pillar of geological deep-time being fully questionable in its assertions.
Lyell made his case for an ancient Earth based on geological observations, envisioning an interpretation of the data that would defy the claims of Genesis. Even now, most that stand in defense of deep-time stand on those same geological observations and others, including new insights taken from biology, archaeology, and cosmology. What of their claims? Upon what evidences do they stake their defense of an old Earth, indeed an old universe, and what investigatory methods led them to that position?
Our modern interpretation of deep-time and the endless aeons that filled it were, in part, popularized from the reflections and motivations of Charles Lyell. A lawyer and amateur geologist in the 1800s, Lyell was a deist, and possessing the radical Unitarian beliefs common of his day, supported the notions that, though God may have established the universe, his intervention ended there, with nature obeying various intrinsic laws as it persisted, behaving now as it had since the beginning. Through this view, Lyell advocated that all things observed within the geological record should be interpreted along the same lines. Relying on the evidence that natural erosion and deposition processes are slow and gradual, Lyell was convinced that the features of this planet are the result of vast aeons of the same actions, slowly and gradually altering the landscape. According to those who support the notion, “the present is the key to the past.”
Walking through a shady forest, you take in your surroundings, enjoying the stringent smell of the pines, the warm breeze rustling the branches above. A few yards ahead, just barely discernible through the trees, you spot a cave on the face of a hill and your curiosity drives you to investigate it. Standing at the entrance, you peer in as something catches your eye. In the deep quiet of that place, your vision strains to pierce the darkness, to confirm your suspicions. The caws of a murder of crows chill you for a moment, and you shift your attention above. The dark eyes of the birds meet your own for a brief moment before quiet normalcy returns. Turning back, straining again against the shadows, you see something incongruous with the surroundings. You see the telltale flicker of a candle!
Things then began to move quite quickly indeed! Faster than the blink of an eye, the matter within the Deep separated. The majority of that hot matter pulled away on powerful, consecutive pulses of energy, with each wave reverberating through the ethereal corridor of swirling twilight like ripples on a pond, its oscillating wake like a banded pattern of denser and thinner concentrations of matter. The dense stream of matter thus began to ascended the well towards the distant event horizon, and a great gulf developed between there and the Euclidean Zone.
Where does that leave us after all these weeks of meticulously sorting through the details? With all the talk of unseen energy, crystalline-lattice canopies, and space-time distortion, one may find their head spinning as they attempt to reconcile it all. With that in mind, I offer you – as best I can – a brief glimpse into the goings-on of the first two days of Creation. Take it for what it is – high speculation at best – and feel free if so led to formulate your own construction of the synthesis between the Scriptures and science. All I can provide is what I imagine based on what I have come to believe…
As we come now to the end of our look at this Second Day of Creation, I want to take a moment to look at where we have been and yet are in Genesis in order to make one final point:
Returning to our examination of the tactile qualities of space and it’s malleability, we find Scriptural glimpses of just this. In a number of places we find clear, unequivocal evidence referencing His shaping of the heavens.
The power in simple, “empty” space would amaze you. Consider this: if a cubic centimeter-sized vacuum is dropped to a temperature of absolute zero (-459.67 degrees below zero), all atomic movement ceases. Even so, there is still a certain degree of detectable, irreducible thermal energy radiating from it. What can this be if all atomic energy has stalled?