I had to reblog this from a reblog. The original writer Jonathan Baker is a Christian like me and Paul Braterman is an atheist, so there is an irony here to some, but not to me. What the three of us have in common is a desire to present science honestly and so people can understand.
I am posting this page from Jonathan Baker’s Age of Rocks here for several reasons. It is an extremely useful resource, well researched and well-written; the author addresses creationists with humanity and respect, even as he demolishes their position; and the author himself is a committed Christian (why that should matter to me, a free-thinking atheist, is something I explain below).
Siccar Point. Horizontal Devonian sandstone over uptilted Silurian greywacke
The evidence presented ranges from tree rings to topography to sedimentology to physical geography to archaeology and anthropology to geochemistry to the fossil record to radiometric dating to astrophysics. Many of these are topics I have touched on, for example in my discussions of the unconformity at Siccar Point, and the slowly cooled multiple lava flows and palaeosols of the Giants’ Causeway.
In each case, the reasoning is briefly described, with links to more detailed discussions, many framed…
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