Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Global Warming

I am looking at the snow covered yard and the snow continues to fall. It makes me think about "global warming." (Have you noticed that the news doesn't call it global warming anymore? Now it is called "climate change.")

Is there such a thing as global warming or not?

Certainly climates have changed over time. There was a time when the earth was covered with organic matter sufficient to produce all of the coal and oil that we are now using for fuel. There was a time when there was tremendous upheaval - causing continents to move, oceans to sink and mountains to raise. There was a time of when there were many active volcanoes - and a time (maybe due to so much volcanic ash in the atmosphere?) that there were glaciers flattening out huge swaths of ground in what are now pretty much temperate areas. For that matter - places like the grand canyon show that there was an awful lot of water running off of the ground and tearing things up.

True believers in global warming assure us that "most scientists" believe in it. Of course, most scientists don't study climate change - so how would they know anyway? Besides that, the same people assure us that "most scientists" believe that the most complex systems ever observed - DNA and bio-systems - happened completely by accident over time. (Can anyone say, "The second law of thermodynamics," or even the word "entropy?")

A person who buys into the naturalistic world-view has no choice but to accept the theory of evolution because it is not falsifiable even if it is incredibly unlikely. "These complex systems are here, we can only use naturalistic uniformitarian explanations, therefore they must have happened by small changes that can be imagined over long periods of time. We know natural selection works because here we are." (Talk about circular reasoning!) "You can't prove that it didn't happen, even if we can't show it happening today."

The evolutionists, because they are evolutionists, believe that there must have been billions of years (and even hundreds of billions of years is insufficient time to explain the complexity of our living world.) But what if the time-frame is much shorter - say about the length of recorded history - definitely less than 10,000 years and perhaps more like the 6,000 years or so that the Bible indicates?

Back to global warming. The shorter time frame means that all of the extreme conditions that we know existed (worldwide lush organic life - catastrophic volcanic and tectonic activity - widespread glaciation, tremendous water run-off) happened quickly. If the glaciers actually covered most of North America about 5,000 years ago instead of the millions of years suggested by evolutionists, then we might still be warming up from that.

Wouldn't that be global warming (AKA climate change?). So, who am I to say that there is no such thing as global warming? But if they prove it, they may be proving something they would rather not prove... that the world isn't nearly as old as they want it to be and their uniformitarianism will need to yield to a catastrophism that fits the biblical account of things.
(2Peter 3:2-7) that you may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us, the apostles of the Lord and Savior,
3 knowing this first: that scoffers will come in the last days, walking according to their own lusts,
4 and saying, “Where is the promise of His coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation.”
5 For this they willfully forget: that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of water and in the water,
6 by which the world that then existed perished, being flooded with water.
7 But the heavens and the earth which are now preserved by the same word, are reserved for fire until the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.
Talk about global warming!

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