Archive for December, 2011

What happened to Truth?

The Truth Please!

I received this note some time ago from a geology student at a university in Colorado. We have worked with this student to help her differentiate between fact or fiction. Since that time, she has done a wonderful job. I have left off names as she is still a student and needs to graduate.

She wrote: “This is no joke. This is a quote from my [petrology, geology] professor:”

“We don’t know what happened.  Just make something up.  Get it published.  People will quote you.  It will stand for 50 years before someone will test it and find out it isn’t true.”

Can you imagine what would happen if a Creationist said that?  However, from experience, this kind of sounds like some of the techniques some professors use who throw out information at our seminars at the universities. The intent is usually to try to make the students question the reliability of the presentation we have just given.  It is also very similar to one debate we were in against 3 evolutionists. One of the evolutionists was overheard saying, “It doesn’t matter what we say in this debate. All we have to do is to get them [the students] on our side. Remember we have all the rest of the year to work with these students.”

Argghhhh….What about truth? To me, it is disappointing that this professor, and some of those we have experienced, have this kind of attitude!

 

Dave Nutting

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An AOI Colorado National Monument Tour

I recently took a small group of high school students and teachers on a tour of the Colorado National Monument. On this tour, we stop at a very scenic overlook where we can view the Grand Valley, the Book Cliffs, Mt. Garfield, Monument Canyon, and many of the geologic formations in the National Monument.

On this tour, I (and other AOI speakers) give two different worldviews regarding the formation of the Uncompahgre Plateau, and in particular, the Colorado National Monument area.

One worldview presented is that of secular, evolutionary geology, dealing with 1.7 billion years of geological processes to form the features seen at the Monument.

The other worldview presented is that of Creation, based on the Biblical flood occurring about 4500 years ago.

The features observed in this area can be explained with flood geology (catastrophic processes) much better than using the slow and gradual processes of secular geology.

If you are ever in the Grand Junction area, and would like a Colorado National Monument tour, call the AOI office (970-523-9943) to arrange. Availability of tours depends on the presence of AOI speakers in town at the time. The AOI portion of the tour is free … we only ask that you might consider a love offering to help cover our expenses (mileage and entry fees). You would be responsible for the Monument entry fees ($10.00 per vehicle at this writing). You can call the Colorado National Monument (970-858-3617) for their current pricing.

 

Lanny Johnson

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Intellectualism

I just received an email from a visitor to our website. She says:

“Your website states:

‘A high percentage of youth from evangelical homes and churches reject their faith or are seriously weakened because of evolutionary indoctrination and other anti-God philosophies taught throughout our society.’

You have it wrong—these youth leave because they join an intellectually challenging world and realize your cult has brainwashed them.”

I have to shake my head when I hear this kind of comment. I wonder if the youth have joined an intellectually challenging world or one that is intellectually challenged. Is it intellectual to believe everything in the universe came for absolutely nothing or that the first cell happened by accident against overwhelming odds (1 chance in 1 followed by 40,000 zeros), or that the human eye and brain just popped into existence?

We may try to be “intellectual” by concocting non-God schemes, but to me, it just doesn’t satisfy true intellectualism or even credulity. So who is brainwashed?

 

Dave Nutting

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