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The Geologic Timetable

If you go to a museum and look at fossils, you can be almost certain that they will tell you of millions or billions of years ago when these fossils were made. The evolutionists have constructed what is called the Geologic Timetable. It is displayed in most places as if it were fact, just as a timeline of American history might be displayed at a museum, although in fact it is nothing but a list of geologic strata put together from an evolutionist’s imagination. Wayne Jackson described it well in “The Geologic Timetable,” an article printed in the Gospel Advocate:

“The truth of the matter is, this timetable is nothing more than a graphic conglomeration of assumptions that has been thrown together arbitrarily in an attempt to support the unprovable hypothesis of evolution. The concept of the geologic timetable conflicts with both the biblical record and the evidence of science.”

There are many facts that show the timetable to be incorrect, and here are a few of them:

  • Nowhere does the entire stack of geologic strata occur, and in some places they are out of order!
  • Human footprints have been found in the section of the timetable called the Paleozoic age, 250,000,000 years before people were supposed to have evolved!
  • Evolutionists say that the coal present today was formed in the same age, supposedly two-hundred and fifty million years before people. However, many different man-made objects such as tools and hats have been found embedded in coal.

As you can see, it is ridiculous that one would think that this Geologic Timetable is correct! However, it is a shame to go to museum after museum and see the same timetable displayed. At Palo Duro Canyon State Park, there’s even a big picture of it.

Posted on 29 March 2008 by Mashkioya
Filed under: Christianity,science

The times they have changed

We have just started reading The Count of Monte Cristo for school, and I am liking it so far.  However, I was most dismayed upon reading the short “translator’s note” at the beginning of this particular edition:

The prevailing taste for brevity has made the spacious days of the stately three-volume novel seem very remote indeed. A distinct prejudice against length now exists: a feeling that there is a necessary antithesis between quantity and quality. One of the results is that those delightfully interminable romances which beguiled the nights and days of our ancestors in so pleasant a fashion are now given no more than a passing nod of recognition. Unfortunate as this is, one has to admit it with as much philosophy as may be available for the purpose. Life then had broader margins, and both opportunity and inclination are now lacking for such extensive indulgence in the printed page.

This, then, is felt to be sufficient apology for the present abridgement of one of the world’s masterpieces…

Sufficient apology? I think not! Who are they who dare to pick and choose the choicest morsels of Dumas’s novel and give them to us served up on a dinner plate, not even considering that we may have found much delight in what they left out? (keep reading)

Posted on 14 March 2008 by Mashkioya
Filed under: belles-lettres,history,miscellany,opinions

Sing an Old Song to the Lord!

Of late my wandering interests have entered the territory of traditional hymnody, sparked by my acquisition of an 1854 copy of William Walker’s Southern Harmony & Musical Companion. This hymnal introduced me to the style of sacred music that is well known in modern times as “Sacred Harp,” after a popular hymnal that has seen continuous use until the present day.

Although I will probably have more to say about such music in subsequent posts, here I shall remark upon the differences between this and modern sacred music.

As a member of the church of Christ, the singing I have grown up with is not as different from the early 19th century hymns, as compared to the music of the denominations. (keep reading)

Posted on 9 March 2008 by Mashkioya
Filed under: Christianity,music