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31. What about Bacteria?

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What about Bacteria?

Dr. Joe Francis

When my children were toddlers, it seemed to my wife and me that they were always sniffling or coughing, or fighting off a cold or the flu. Many a night was spent rocking a feverish child to sleep. The two of us viewed with fear such ordinary places as the church nursery, seeing it as a breeding ground for infections.

My wife and I count our blessings, however, that our long nights were the only hardship we faced. Before the development of antibiotics and vaccines, infections were a leading cause of death among children. Most families lost at least one child to scarlet fever, diphtheria, pneumonia, measles, or smallpox.

Doctors now know that these maladies are caused by bacteria or viruses (collectively known as microbes).[1] As scientists continue to learn more about microbes, they are discovering that microbes employ intricate mechanisms to attack the human body. This raises a question: If God finished creation in six days and declared it "very good," where did these disease-causing designs come from?

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10. What Are Some of the Best Evidences in Science of a Young Creation?

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Chapter 10

What Are Some of the Best Evidences in Science of a Young Creation?

Dr. Andrew A. Snelling, Dr. David Menton,

Dr. Danny R. Faulkner, and Dr. Georgia Purdom

The earth is only a few thousand years old. Thats a fact, plainly revealed in Gods Word. So we should expect to find plenty of evidence for its youth. And thats what we find in the earths geology, biology, paleontology, and even astronomy.

Literally hundreds of dating methods could be used to attempt an estimate of the earths age, and the vast majority of them point to a much younger earth than the 4.5 billion years claimed by secularists. The following series of articles presents what Answers in Genesis researchers picked as the ten best scientific evidences that contradict billions of years and confirm a relatively young earth and universe.

Despite this wealth of evidence, it is important to understand that, from the perspective of observational science, no one can prove absolutely how young (or old) the universe is. Only one dating method is absolutely reliable a witness who doesnt lie, who has all evidence, and who can reveal to us when the universe began!

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21. What about Distant Starlight Models?

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What about Distant Starlight Models?

Dr. Danny R. Faulkner and Bodie Hodge

Distant starlight is seen as one of the biggest difficulties to trusting Gods Word about a young universe and earth. When adding up genealogies back to creation week, there are about 4,000 years from Christ to Adam.1 With six normal-length days in creation week, there is no room for the idea of billions of years (Exodus 20:11)!

In The New Answers Book 1, astrophysicist Dr. Jason Lisle tackled the subject of distant starlight by looking at the various assumptions behind the issue.2 This complementary chapter discusses the various models that have been proposed for distant starlight by creationists in an effort to show how this alleged problem can be overcome.

But we would like to give some background to make sure that readers understand the issues at stake.

Why Is Distant Starlight a Problem in the First Place?

Usually, the way this issue is couched to Bible-believing Christian is this: So how do you get starlight billions of light years away to earth in only about 6,000 years?

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10. Was There Really a Noah's Ark & Flood?

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Was There Really a Noahs Ark & Flood?

Ken Ham & Tim Lovett

The account of Noah and the Ark is one of the most widely known events in the history of mankind. Unfortunately, like other Bible accounts, it is often taken as a mere fairy tale.

The Bible, though, is the true history book of the universe, and in that light, the most-asked questions about the Ark and Flood of Noah can be answered with authority and confidence.

How Large Was Noahs Ark?

The length of the ark shall be three hundred cubits, its width fifty cubits, and its height thirty cubits (Genesis 6:15).

Unlike many whimsical drawings that depict the Ark as some kind of overgrown houseboat (with giraffes sticking out the top), the Ark described in the Bible was a huge vessel. Not until the late 1800s was a ship built that exceeded the capacity of Noahs Ark.

The dimensions of the Ark are convincing for two reasons: the proportions are like that of a modern cargo ship, and it is about as large as a wooden ship can be built. The cubit gives us a good indication of size.[1] With the cubits measurement, we know that the Ark must have been at least 450 feet (137 m) long, 75 feet (23 m) wide, and 45 feet (14 m) high. In the Western world, wooden sailing ships never got much longer than about 330 feet (100 m), yet the ancient Greeks built vessels at least this size 2,000 years earlier. China built huge wooden ships in the 1400s that may have been as large as the Ark. The biblical Ark is one of the largest wooden ships of all time a mid-sized cargo ship by todays standards.

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18. When and How Did the Grand Canyon Form?

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When and How Did the Grand Canyon Form?

Dr. Andrew A. snelling and Tom Vail

The Grand Canyon is one of the world’s most awesome erosional features. It is 277 miles (446 km) long, including the 60 miles (96 km) of Marble Canyon upstream. The depth of the main segment of the Grand Canyon varies between 3,000 and 6,000 feet (900 and 1,800 m), with the rim-to-rim width between 4 and 18 miles (6 and 29 km). Its origin has plagued geologists since the time of John Wesley Powell’s first courageous voyage down the Colorado River in 1869. Despite an increase in knowledge about its geology, evolutionary geologists have yet been unable to explain the canyon.[1]

Into What Was the Grand Canyon Carved?

Figure 1. Grand Canyon strata diagram

Before discussing when and how the Grand Canyon was formed, it is first important to understand where and through what geologic feature it was carved. Located in northern Arizona, the Grand Canyon has been eroded through the southern end of the Colorado Plateau. Carved through sedimentary layers of sandstone, limestone, and shale and into the basement formations of mostly metamorphic schists and igneous granites, the Grand Canyon is a testimony to the erosive power of water.

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