Is Creationism Scientific?
<font size="1">Apologetic creationists make the claim that the order and timing of the events described in Genesis are scientifically accurate, and thus could only be the result of divine knowledge (notwithstanding the fact that a proper argument requires at least two premises and a conclusion to be valid).
Are the apologetic creationists right? Is Genesis accurate in the order and timing of the events it describes in the creation accounts? Is Genesis a historical narrative that accurately describes the appearence of life?
Even a cursory examination shows it is not.
To see how so, let's go through the creation accounts verse by verse....... </font>
No matter the nature of the proposition, if it is explicitly posed as a truth statement, then what it necessarily infers and implies must and should be true as well. If not, then there's something amiss with the explicitly posed.
Genesis 1:10 "And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good."
Just like that.
According to the Genesis account, the oceans come from water that was already existing when the earth was formed: the "waters above" and "the waters below". From the description given, it appears that the Genesis writers assumed that the entire earth was covered with water, and that the dry land was formed by moving all that water to specific locations to form the oceans.
Scientifically, we know this to be untrue.
There has never been a time in earth's history when its surface was covered with water. In fact, the early earth had no liquid water at all on its surface. It wasn't until millions of years after it accreted that the earth began accumulating water, in the form of volcanic outgassing and impacts of ice comets.
To be continued
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as the maxim demands; truth is demonstrably fact and fact is demonstrably true
everything else ... mere BS -
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