Thursday, November 13, 2014

Deep Time – Mind Map

Kim Kastens (Columbia Univ.) and Cathryn Manduca (Carleton College, Northfield, MN) have produced a revealing mind map of Deep Time in their book Earth and Mind II which they edited.  Go to this map to see the details.

Note Historical Sciences in the bottom right.  Historical Science is often ignored by evolution advocates, but Butterflies-to-Brainiacs transformation is beyond the combined lifetimes of hundred of observers.  A Chemistry experiment can be repeated often, but not the demise of T-Rex. 

Catastrophism is referred to under Big Ideas of Science, but the implications are lacking.  Derek Ager, former President of the British Geological Association, wrote The New Catastrophism in 1993.  Ager held that most rock formations came about via quick geologic action.  If most of the rock record was formed rapidly and the time between layers is minimal (google “paraconformities”), then the geologic time scale must be shortened drastically.   

Under Pedagogy the assumption is that students are a little slow and can’t understand that a cube as wide as your hand has one thousand cubic centimeters (i.e. 1 Liter).  A thousand thousand make a million and a thousand million make a billion:
The problem is NOT that student can’t get Deep Time, it’s that the real evidence favors Young Earth Science (YES) which is overlooked by mainstream Geology.  A more helpful pedagogy would be debate.  Allow students to defend both sides of the issue.
A trend setting book, YES - Young Earth Science, defends a young earth from History, Geology, Biology and Philosophy.  Michael Crichton (Jurassic World) rightly said, "Consensus is the business of politics.  Science, on the contrary, requires only one investigator who happens to be right … The greatest scientists in history are great precisely because they broke with the consensus."

What evidence would be required to confirm Young Earth Science?  Please contact us!