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Dr. Jonathan Sarfati explains the relationship between sections of the geologic system and [[Theory of evolution|evolutionary]] belief:
 
Dr. Jonathan Sarfati explains the relationship between sections of the geologic system and [[Theory of evolution|evolutionary]] belief:
{{QuoteBox|The naming of the eras, in particular, now reflects evolutionary beliefs ([[Palaeozoic]] / [[Mesozoic]] / [[Cainozoic]]), but the period names ([[Ordovician]], [[Silurian]], [[Cambrian]], [[Cretaceous]], etc.) still generally do not. Thus, the naming of the geologic systems is not tied to the assigned ages and assignment of an ore body to a particular geologic system does not necessarily define its absolute age.<ref>Sarfati, Jonathan, [http://www.creationontheweb.com/content/view/2280 More nonsense from Professor Plimer]</ref>}}
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{{QuoteBox|The naming of the eras, in particular, now reflects evolutionary beliefs ([[Paleozoic|Palaeozoic]] / [[Mesozoic]] / [[Cenozoic|Cainozoic]]), but the period names ([[Ordovician]], [[Silurian]], [[Cambrian]], [[Cretaceous]], etc.) still generally do not. Thus, the naming of the geologic systems is not tied to the assigned ages and assignment of an ore body to a particular geologic system does not necessarily define its absolute age.<ref>Sarfati, Jonathan, [http://www.creationontheweb.com/content/view/2280 More nonsense from Professor Plimer]</ref>}}
  
 
== Biblography ==
 
== Biblography ==

Revision as of 21:13, 29 April 2007

The geologic system is a conceptual arrangement of rock formations around the world meshed together into a single, unbroken record of earth's past.[1] It is also known as the geologic column or geologic timescale.

Development of the system was begun in the late 18th century, and the original divisions were Primary, Secondary, Tertiary, and Quaternary. Later, dates were assigned to the divisions according to uniformitarian beliefs about the age of the Earth, and the sections were further divided and subdivided. The system is now divided into eons, eras, periods, and series or epochs.

Some young earth creationist geologists use the nomenclature of the system whilst not accepting the uniformitarian dates attached to the system which places the age of the earth as being billions of years old.[2][3][4][5] Other young earth creationists assert that geological column does not exist and cite secular scientists who state the argumentation advocating the geological column involves circular reasoning. [6][7] Young earth creationist scientists use a geological system that more heavily relies on catastrophism and reject the uniformitarian assumptions behind the dates derived by secular geologists, and thus reject these dates. In addition, young earth creationist scientists point out that catastophism is increasing being accepted in the field of geology. [8][9] These scientists believe that the earth is young and has multiple lines of evidence from the field of geology showing that the earth is young. [10][11][12][13][14] All young earth creationist scientists assert that there is an abundance of scientific arguments in addition to geology showing the earth and universe are both approximately 6,000 years in age.[15][16][17] In addition, these scientists have a number of arguments against the position of an extremely old age for the earth and the universe.[18][19][20]

Dr. Jonathan Sarfati explains the relationship between sections of the geologic system and evolutionary belief:

The naming of the eras, in particular, now reflects evolutionary beliefs (Palaeozoic / Mesozoic / Cainozoic), but the period names (Ordovician, Silurian, Cambrian, Cretaceous, etc.) still generally do not. Thus, the naming of the geologic systems is not tied to the assigned ages and assignment of an ore body to a particular geologic system does not necessarily define its absolute age.[21]

Biblography

References

  1. Wile, Dr. Jay L. Exploring Creation With General Science. Anderson: Apologia Educational Ministries, Inc. 2000
  2. "Creationists use the same naming system, although do not accept the uniformitarian belief that the geologic column represents eons of time", Batten, Don, quoted in Sarfati, Jonathan, More nonsense from Professor Plimer
  3. Morris, 1973.
  4. http://www.icr.org/index.php?module=articles&action=view&ID=54
  5. http://www.allaboutcreation.org/geologic-time-scale.htm
  6. http://www.trueorigin.org/geocolumn.asp
  7. http://iwhome.com/spiritualquest/tracts/dp-geol-.htm
  8. http://www.grisda.org/origins/12061.htm
  9. http://www.icr.org/index.php?module=articles&action=print&ID=84
  10. http://www.answersingenesis.org/home/area/faq/geology.asp
  11. http://www.creationism.org/topbar/geology.htm
  12. http://www.grisda.org/georpts/gr11.htm
  13. http://www.nwcreation.net/geologylinks.html
  14. http://globalflood.org/
  15. http://www.answersingenesis.org/home/area/faq/young.asp
  16. http://www.answersingenesis.org/home/area/faq/astronomy.asp
  17. http://www.icr.org/article/1842/
  18. http://www.answersingenesis.org/home/area/faq/dating.asp
  19. http://www.answersingenesis.org/home/area/faq/astronomy.asp
  20. http://www.apologeticspress.org/modules.php?name=Read&cat=1&itemid=22
  21. Sarfati, Jonathan, More nonsense from Professor Plimer