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!
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“Is not my word like as a fire? saith the Lord; and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces?” – Jeremiah 23:29 –