Visit to Three Fossil Exhibits
Our new apologetics course, An Unshakeable Faith, prepares the students to debunk the pseudo-science and myths that are promoted in natural history museums and science textbooks. It consists of an extensive course book and 1800 PowerPoint/KeyNote slides containing high quality photos that we took at museums and research trips in North America, Australia, England, France, Italy, Israel, Turkey, and Greece.
We recently received the following testimony:
“Just wanted to drop you a note to tell you how much I am enjoying the apologetics course [An Unshakeable Faith]. We are using it in our homeschool support group with our high school age young people, and they are captivated by the material. The curriculum is very well laid out and the Powerpoint presentations are first class. The feedback and involvement of the teenagers shows me that they are grasping the material and I believe it will help strengthen their faith and challenge them to take a stand for truth.”
Following are three examples of the unscientific nonsense that is found in world-class natural history exhibitions:
The FLORISSANT FOSSIL BEDS in Colorado are the home of many amazing fossils which preserve the details of soft-bodied creatures, such as butterflies, ants, bees, and even flower blossoms. In fact, some 15,000 species of fossil insects have been unearthed at Florissant. The fossilization even preserves the details of bacteria, fungi, spores, and pollen. The working hypothesis that is presented at the Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument is that the fossilization required long periods of time. Supposedly, mats of diotoms (algae) formed in a lake and the insects died and were embedded in these living mats, covered with fine volcanic ash, transported to the bottom of the lake, and gradually fossilized. Note the following scenario proposed in the book The Fossils of Florissant, which I purchased at the museum:
“... most of the small plant and insect fossils were preserved UNDER CONDITIONS OF SLOW DEPOSITION during relatively quiet intervals between volcanic activity. ... Diatoms cover the surface of this insect wing, which was probably enveloped in a diatom mat when it sank to the bottom of Lake Florissant. The diatom mat served both as a mechanism for transporting the insect to the bottom and as a protective coating that retarded the decay of the insect’s body. ... The diatoms were key agents in the exquisite preservation of delicate insects and leaves. In spite of its great power, the Guffey volcano had facilitated the preservation of delicate insects and flowers GENTLY AND SLOWLY, NOT VIOLENTLY” (Herbert Meyer, The Fossils of Florissant, pp. 35, 36, 37).
In fact, fossilization of creatures does not occur this way. Such fossilization is certainly not occurring in this way today. Creatures that die are quickly devoured by other creatures and by environmental action. Mats of algae in a wet environment do not preserve dead insects, even with the addition of volcanic ash to the mix.
The fossils that are embedded in sedimentary rock beds throughout the earth are evidence for the global Flood described in the Bible.
In fact, every artifact that is displayed at natural history museums is evidence of the authenticity of the Bible. All you have to do is remove the pseudo-scientific evolutionary mumbo-jumbo and the mythical dates.
The existence of life itself proves the Bible. Science has never demonstrated a “naturalistic” method whereby life can spring from non-life.
“For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened” (Romans 1:18-21).
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