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After my death our beloved Church abroad will break three ways ... first the Greeks will leave us as they were never a part of us ... then those who live for this world and its glory will go to Moscow ... what will remain will be those souls faithful to Christ and His Church. ~St. Philaret of NY

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Young earth vs. Old earth

The evidence for a young earth [≈7,519 years vs. billions and billions of years] is overwhelming.  Belief in an old earth today, means either a lack of awareness of the evidence or an ulterior motive for being stubborn.  Here are two pieces of scientific evidence for a young earth, not the most compelling that's available, but certainly interesting: 

1. Soft-tissue has been found [2005] in a Tyrannosaurus rex that is supposedly 68 million years old.

2. When Voyager passed by Uranus and Neptune [1986 and 1989], as two doctors of physics accurately predicted, the strength of the magnetic fields of these planets measured to indicate that both these planets are some thousand rather than billions years old.

But for the Orthodox Christians the "clincher evidence" is Paradise: that man and all nature, outside Paradise as well, were in an incorruptible state before Adam fell.   Scientists, whether they be evolutionists or creationists, have no way to study an incorruptible state, or the miracle of Creation or any of God's miracles for that matter – the Virgin birth, the Resurrection, weeping icons, etc.

Creation, Genesis and Early Man, 2nd edition
by Fr. Seraphim Rose
p.854  p. 903

2 comments:

AlaBill said...

Joanna,

Great point on Paradise and the incorruptible state before the fall of Adam.

How can science look back on an event that was "non-linear" and is beyond the scope of normal scientific discovery?

Joanna said...

[It's Fr. Seraphim's point, I learned it from him.}

Q:
What did the evolutionist say when he was confronted with another piece of evidence that doesn't fit the model of evolution?

A:
hmmm... the earth must be much older than we thought...

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