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In 1968, at the age of seventeen, I read Morris and Whitcombe's 'The Genesis Flood' and found the explanation of a 'water canopy' very satisfactory and discovered that many others, at that time and previously, had also found it logical. During my twenties I learned Advanced Analytical Chemistry and in my thirties I became a Licentiate of the Royal Society of ...


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Young earth creationists do indeed believe that Adam and Eve's children would have paired up to reproduce. They do not believe that this would have caused deformed offspring because at that time their DNA was in a relatively good state. YECs believe that genetic decay is a consequence of the fall. Even if each of Adam and Eve's children had a hundred new ...


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There's not really much to say here. There are really only a few of options: Those who think the Biblical texts are broadly historical and believe they indicate that both humanity and the earth have existed for only a few thousand years (typically between six and ten). Those who think the Biblical texts are broadly historical in relation to humanity, ...


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Fair question. But your construction of the IC argument doesn't quite capture its essence. IC doesn't say "We don't know how it would work with only 9, therefore God." Rather, it says, "This complex system is fundamentally non-functional without multiple interdependent parts, therefore all these parts had to emerge simultaneously, therefore the mechanism of ...


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"Isn't this a God of the gaps argument?" I'm going to answer this in a way that reveals the soft underbelly of the counter argument, along with showing that ultimately - it's not about what we know, it's about what we believe. If you were examining a system and decomposing that system you get down to component parts that if you take them apart, that ...


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Adam and Eve were created perfect. This included their DNA. It had no faults. Interbreeding between a brother and sister or a mother and son, etc, who have no genetic faults will produce children with no genetic faults. One of the consequences of the sin of Adam and Eve was increasing damage to the genetic make up of all animals and humans through ...


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"we know that inbreeding leads to deformed offspring" No, we don't know that. (Or if we do, we have been misinformed.) Consider Queen Cleopatra of Egypt, whose ancestry is well documented. For five generations back, all of her ancestors descended from the same couple. Most people have 64 great-great-great-great-grandparents. Cleopatra had only 2. If ...


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This is a good question and deserves a better, more complete, answer than I attempt here. This is just a stab at one particular answer. What do we actually "know" about anything, and how do we "know" it? In the discipline of mathematics we can know things and prove them. In spelling English words we can know how to spell them and prove it to eacn ...


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Vardiman and Humphreys have a theory consistent with YEC. The waters below refers to the Earth, while the waters above refers to the primordial matter, initially water, which was stretched apart and separated from the Earth and Solar system. The great mass of the Waters above caused the water to undergo fusion and other reactions, generating the heavier ...


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"I Have read that according to Biblical references ... Doesn't this imply the notion that the Bible isn't perfect at all?" No. There is another, very obvious, possibility: perhaps whatever it was that you read isn't perfect. It may very well be that the material you were reading was written by someone that misunderstood what the Bible actually says, and ...


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