Month: October 2009

How Old is the Earth?

No one knows, except the One who created it. The scientific establishment gives us a few guesses. Several “billions of years”, they assert with great confidence. Their conclusion is based on the “big bang” theory I suppose. That and the fact that they assume that it created itself somehow, since considering that there’s a real Creator isn’t considered kosher in their definition of “science”. So, they had to come up with something. We seem to have a basic understanding of how light travels, at least currently. Assuming that it also “created itself”, you can feel somewhat confident that light will behave this way forevermore. Light travels currently at the “speed of light”, or does it? That may be true when referenced to it’s point of origin, let’s say a flashlight. Tiny “particles” called “photons” as shed by a heated tungsten filament and shoot out into the air traveling away from the flashlight at a “the speed of light” give or take a little depending. Now, what if you place two flashlights back to back and turn them on? The “photons” leaving the one flashlight would be moving 2X the “speed of light” from the “photons” leaving the other flashlight facing…

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The Origin of Genera?

The scientific establishment has been using “scientific names” for creatures for a long time. This “binomial nomenclature” has served well in helping us to develop universal names understandable by people around the world. If you wanted to talk to a person who doesn’t speak english about a conehead grasshopper. Using the common name, “conehead grasshopper” probably wouldn’t be helpful so the latin sounding, Conocephalus disicolor name is used instead. This “scientific” name is also refered to as the, “species name”. It refers to a very specific type of coneheaded grasshopper. But, there several other sorts of coneheaded grasshoppers including the familiar “katydid”. Each having their own “species name”. Each of these names has two parts, the “genus” and the “species”. The genus refers to the group of similar species the creature has been placed in. The “katydid” is also placed in the “Conocephalus” genus, because of certain similarities, IE the cone-shaped head. Still they are different enough to give each a different species designation, usually they must be shown to not be interbreeding in order to warrant a seperate species name. If you will notice, in most discussions about evolution(ism) and creationism, you will know that the supposed proof of…

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