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doctrbill
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Message 2 of 37 (6890)
03-15-2002 9:47 AM
Reply to: Message 1 by quicksink
03-15-2002 2:39 AM


These people are really serious about discrediting Humphrey's book, Starlight and Time. We could have used their argument a while back when someone came in here, or was it another forum, and argued interminably in favor of Humphrey's "theory".

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doctrbill
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Message 10 of 37 (6949)
03-15-2002 10:49 PM
Reply to: Message 7 by John Paul
03-15-2002 6:04 PM


quote:
From: SEVEN YEARS OF STARLIGHT AND TIME
" ... if the cosmos is indeed as young as the Bible says it is, ...
The Bible does not state the age of the universe. Bible writers apparently did not consider it to be important.
The supposed age, touted by YEC's, is calculated (by debatable methods) based on a list of pre-Hebrew ancestors found in the Book of Genesis. Thus they seek to determine something which the Bible itself does not address. Even if one adjusts for the ancient calendar and customs regarding census, the entire exercise presupposes that Adam was real, and the first human in existence. Creationists are not cohesive on this question.
Bible writers do, however, echo the cosmogenic and cosmological theories of their own time. Namely, that it originated from water and was covered by a solid dome which carried the heavenly bodies.
quote:
John Paul:
"Is that music still playing?"
Sweet isn't it?
PS. (Use of the words Cosmos and Universe in this context may be misleading. The ancients did not imagine these things the way we do today.
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