Origin of carbon dating
I also wish to thank those who have encouraged me by telling me that this presentation has made a difference. Wiebe February, 1997 This is an abstract of the presentations on the creation/evolution issue that follow: As design demonstrates the existence and capability of a designer, the inherent design in life, the earth and the universe implies the existence and capability of its Designer.The best source of information regarding a design can be had by inquiring of the designer.I have not written it with a view towards receiving any sort of financial or other personal gain, and I request that others utilizing this document do likewise.Those copying and disseminating this document shall assume full responsibility for defending it.In fact, within the laws of probabilities and statistics we should not expect order and selection to be the result of "random" processes. ) Effects caused by random genetic mutations (that is, those that are phenotypically expressed) are almost always bad.Order and selection are the result of directed, non-random causes. "Chance" is not a cause) Living matter does not and could not have been spontaneously generated from non-living matter. Once in a while they produce some interesting benign abnormalities.Putting natural selection together with random genetic mutations doesn't help matters. This is the principle of micro-evolution, which has been verified by the scientific method. Genetics and Micro-evolution) Similarity does not imply ancestry.The animals don't have ancestral dates attached to them. ) Any discussion of "transitional forms" is based purely upon speculation and conjecture, and is therefore moot and useless. Transitional forms) The fossil record of life forms does not support evolution.
If I hope to accomplish anything, it will be to simply encourage critical thinking.
One must get past the arguments ad populum (that its popularity counts for something), ad hominem (that if you attack the person making the argument, this counts for something), and especially ad baculum (that there are people who have the clout to decree it as true), to ask the key questions and challenge the unsubstantiated assumptions and thinking of those who would hold to the evolution position.
Today there are an increasing number of anti-creationist authors who are producing books and periodicals that make this relatively brief presentation insufficient to deal with all the points in dispute.
Those defending creation today who don't have the time to devote their life's study to gaining expertise in all fields of inquiry must principally be prepared to think critically, logically, and challenge unsubstantiated assumptions made by these people.
They must also keep a level head in the face of some vicious attacks and diatribes that will be directed against them, as is advised in the scriptures (1 Peter -16).