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The Continued Contraction of Evolutionary Time

These are indeed exciting times to be a Bible-believing Christian! Recent secular scientific research has concluded drastically shorter time spans for geological and biological processes that traditionally had been “proven” to take “millions of years.” In some cases, time spans have been in total agreement with Biblical timeline. Take, for example, the time given for the dinosaur demise.

Modern stratigraphic techniques, however, seem to indicate that [the dinosaurs] extinction was truly sudden; some feel that a time span of a year or less cannot be ruled out . . . this has led to a modern revival of catastrophism, at least where the dinosaurs are concerned. [My emphasis.]

Villee, Solomon, & Davis
Biology
Saunders College Publishing
1985, p. 1040.

Evolutionist Trevor Palmer states in the quote below that it is impossible to distinguish between extinctions happening at the same time and happening up to a halfmillion years apart.

[William] Clemens still considered it impossible to say whether these extinctions [in Montana, New Mexico & Gubbio, Italy] has occurred “precisely at the same time or were discordant by as much as 10,000, 100,000, or 500,000 years.

Controversy: Catastrophism & Evolution
Kluwer Academic Publishers
1999, p. 161.

  The time of humans on earth has also been reduced by some.

We are finding that humans have very, very shallow genetic roots which go back very recently to one ancestor . . .

Michael Hammer
University of Arizona
US News & WR , 12/4/95.

  . . . regardless of the cause, evolutionists are most concerned about the effect of a faster mutation rate. For example, researchers have calculated that “mitochondrial Eve” . . . the woman whose mtDNA was ancestral to that in all living people . . . lived 100,000 to 200,000 years ago in Africa. Using the new clock, she would be a mere 6000 years old. No one thinks that’s the case. . . .

  Ann Gibbons
“Calibrating the Mitochondrial Clock”
Science , v. 279, pp. 28,29
January 2, 1998.

 

Cite this article: Frank Sherwin, M.A. 2000. The Continued Contraction of Evolutionary Time. Acts & Facts. 29 (4).

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