Noah's Ark and
What's the big deal? How is it that Evolution becomes a topic of discussion when one
mentions Noah's Ark? Okay, here goes.
The evolutionist looks at the Grand Canyon and says, "It took millions and
millions of years for layer upon layer of rock to be formed. Then it took millions and
millions of years for water from the Colorado river to erode a channel through the middle
thus forming the Grand Canyon." This is also called uniformitarianism.
The creationist looks at the Grand Canyon and says, "The material around this area
was very loosely packed. When the Flood of Noah hit this spot it quickly and cleanly
washed this loose soil away forming the Grand Canyon." This is also called catastrophism.
Catastrophism versus uniformitarianism, the debate rages on. If you are an
evolutionist, come on in and see some amazing things which do NOT support the Theory of
Evolution. If you are a creationist, learn and enjoy these things which have been
Creation Requires a Creator
The questions and answers have been paraphrased from Gloria Clanin's book,
In the Days of Noah.
What are fossils?
A fossil is a plant or animal that has been dead for a long time - usually thousands of
years. It must be buried immediately after it dies. If it dies and is exposed to the air
it will never become a fossil.
A flood could cause a sudden burial and provide a means of fossilization.
What kind of fossils are there?
From fossils that have been found:
95.0000% are marine invertebrates (shellfish and coral)
04.7500% are algae and plant (over a trillion tons of coal)
00.2375% are other invertebrates (insects)
00.0125% are vertebrates (fish, reptiles, dinosaurs, birds and mammals)
Why do some fossils look exactly like
animals and plants living today?
These are often called Living Fossils or plants and animals that were supposed
to be extinct millions of years ago but are alive today. Most of these creatures are
The Coelacanth, a fish,
was considered extinct for 70 million years. One was caught in 1938 by fishermen of the
coast of South America.
a beak-headed reptile, supposedly died 123 million years ago. Today, they can be seen on
islands off the coast of New Zealand.
The Neopilina was
supposed to be extinct for 280 million years. Today, fishermen in Central and South
America catch them in their nets.
In 1977, Japanese fishermen on board the
Zuiyo Maru caught a dead, very
in their nets at a depth of 900 feet. It was estimated to have been dead for over a month.
It was 32 feet long and weighed over 4,000 pounds. The fishermen measured it, photographed
it, took tissue samples, and promptly threw it overboard before it could contaminate their
From all the evidence available to them, Japanese scientists believed the creature to
"look very much like a
One scientist said, "It seems that these animals are not extinct after all. It is
impossible for only one to have survived. There must be a group."
Many people think the the
Ness monster is a Plesiosaur. Could it be?
Other scientific studies on the Zuiyo Maru creature tend to indicate that it is a
"Basking Shark" and not a Plesiosaur. Check out
Sea-monster or Shark? An Analysis of a
Supposed Plesiosaur Carcass Netted in 1977 and study for yourself. Is it a badly
decomposed Basking Shark or a Plesiosaur? You decide and let us know what you think.
How fast can something become a
The bigger the object, the
longer it will take to fossilize. In Brazil, the Santana Formation contains millions of
fossilized fish in which lithification [conversion to stone] was instantaneous.
A fossil of Ichthyosaurus
was in the process of giving birth! Something happened very fast in order to lock this
event into stone.
What are index fossils?
They are fossils associated with a particular span of geological time. Almost every
stratum [sheetlike layer of rock] contains fossils that seem to be the same type (clams,
coral, etcetera). Evolutionists study the stratum and determine what "index"
fossils are contained in it. They date the stratum from the index fossils they find.
Okay, now think about this: if the date of the fossil is wrong, then the date of the
stratum is also wrong. Remember that geologists tell us that the stratum have been laid
down over millions of years!
What is the most unusual fossil?
It is a miner's felt hat from Tasmania. After 50 years, the hat was found and was as
hard as a rock. The minerals in the water that covered the hat had turned it to stone.
What is carbon-14 dating?
In 1947, American chemist, Willard F. Libby and his associates, developed carbon-14 or radiocarbon dating at the University of
Carbon-14 and carbon-12 in a living organism remain constant. However, when a plant or
animal dies, the amount of carbon-14 gradually decreases.
A sample to be dated is burned. Radiation counters measure the electrons given off by
decaying carbon-14. The "age" of the sample can be determined by comparing the
proportions of decaying carbon-14 and stable carbon-12.
This method can produce errors between 2,000 and 5,000 years. And it is heavily
dependant upon the radioactivity of the atmosphere remaining constant throughout time.
Are there any examples of
"modern" strata forming?
On May 18, 1980,
Mount St. Helens erupted. A billion
board feet of lumber fell like so many toothpicks and melting snow mixed with volcanic
debris formed destructive mud flows reaching 90 miles per hour! These mud flows laid down
enormous amounts of sedimentation.
Another eruption on March 19, 1982, created even more mud flows which eroded large
canyons. In fact, one such canyon is now called, "Little Grand Canyon" which is
1/40 that of the real one!
Within five years the layers of strata had hardened into solid rock. It does not take a
long time for rock to form, just the right conditions.
How long does it take coal to form?
We have been taught that it takes millions of years for coal to form. However, in a
laboratory, researchers have made low-quality coal in less that one year. It takes eleven
years to produce coal that is very close to "Natural" coal. For example, under
the right conditions, diamonds can be made in days and opals in a few months to a few
How long does it take oil to form?
Popular education tells us that the dinosaurs, buried in sediment millions of years
ago, have become the
fuel" or oil that we use today.
An article in Chemical and Engineering News (May 29, 1972) describes the
process for making oil.
The [cow] manure was heated at 716° F [380° C], at 2,000 to 5,000 pounds per square
inch [900 to 2250 kilograms per square inch] for 20 minutes in the presence of carbon
monoxide and steam. The product was a heavy oil of excellent heating quality. The yield
was about three barrels of oil per ton of manure.
How long does it take wood to petrify?
Petrified wood is wood
that has been mineralized (turned to stone) by silica. This is another example of
From September-October 1995 issue of Creation ex nihilo, Australian geologist
Dr. Andrew Snelling wrote the article " 'Instant' Petrified Wood". Here is an
" Under the right chemical conditions wood can be rapidly petrified by
silicification, even at normal temperatures and pressures ... The time frame for the
formation of the petrified wood within the geological record is totally compatible with
the biblical time scale of a recent creation and a subsequent devastating global
What is a polystrate tree?
Polystrate means many strata.
Polystrate trees are
fossilized trees that extend through more than one stratum. A dead tree sticking out of
the ground would decay over a period of time. However, a polystrate tree confirms rapidly
At the Joggins in Nova Scotia, many erect fossil trees are scattered throughout 2,500
feet of geologic strata, Evolutionary theory claims that the top strata were deposited
millions of years after the bottom strata.
Polystrate trees can be found in coal mines. They are called "kettles" which
can be deadly. Unless they are secured, they can easily detach and fall on the miners
The Boeing 777 is
one of America's newest and most phenomenal engineering achievements. It is a fully
electronic airplane that can do what many others can not. It is a totally redesigned
airplane: cockpit, wing, propulsion system, materials, interior, cargo capacity, interior
and landing gear have all been reworked to produce the best commercial airplane money can
It took engineers, scientists and mechanics multiple millions of hours to design,
develop and build this airplane. This creation had a creator! The wing, for example, was
designed by engineers, the materials to cover it were studied by scientists and it was
assembled by knowledgeable mechanics. This airplane did not magically come together on it
own accord nor did it take over a million years to conceive and build.
if someone said that the Boeing 777 evolved from the Boeing 767? As you can
see they look similar in size and shape. Ideas were taken from the Boeing 767 that
became part of the Boeing 777. The Boeing 777 did not metamorphose from the Boeing 767. We
know that it takes engineers, scientists and mechanics multiple millions of hours to
create a new airplane!
With this example we should clearly see that creation requires a creator.
We know from Genesis 1:1 "In the beginning God created the heaven and the
earth." (KJV) God claims ownership to the heavens and the earth!
We can further see what else God claims: Genesis 1:21 "And God created great
whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly,
after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that [it was]
But most importantly, God claims this: Genesis 1:27 "So God created man in his
[own] image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them."
God is our Creator! We did not evolve from monkeys as the "educated" tell us,
but we were "created" by a God who loves and cares for us! We have been
"designed, studied and built" by a real God, not by some mysterious
"nothingness" that just happened!