Posted on February 13, 2011 at 10:49 am by Dr. Jim
Just saw an “interesting” blog post the other day, written by R.L David Jolly at Creation Revolution, an “outreach” site of a Bible thumping creationist press called Tolle Legge. Now, before we begin, here is something about Creative Revolution:
CreationRevolution.com is creating a revolution in the way people view the world and live their lives. By disseminating the most recent news and research from organizations that promote Creation Science and Intelligent Design, we are incrementally overcoming the destructive results of the Darwinian / Evolutionary worldview (atheism, abortion, euthanasia, socialism, etc.).
As you can see, their scientific credentials are impeccable.
http://ptet.blogspot.com, great stuff!
Another Jolly scientist!
Anyway, Jolly, is (t)wittering on about an article he found on Red Orbit called The Smoking Gun Of The Worlds Largest Extinction (Jan. 24, 2011). Its opening paragraphs:
After a volcanic eruption that occurred around 250 million years ago, hundreds of millions of years before dinosaurs were wiped off the face of the planet, almost 95 percent of all primitive life living in the ocean and 70 percent of all animals evolving on land were wiped out.
Researchers at the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada have discovered evidence suggesting that massive volcanic eruptions at the time burnt significant levels of coal, producing suffocating clouds of ash and dust that greatly impacted the world, and may explain the massive devastation that occurred with the Permian Extinction.
“This could literally be the smoking gun that explains the latest Permian extinction,” said Dr. Steve Grasby, adjunct professor in the University of Calgary’s Department of Geoscience and research scientist at Natural Resources Canada.
The volcanos covered a huge area in what is now Siberia and when magma rose up through the earth and his layers of coal, all hell broke loose (at least on a geological time frame).
“Our research is the first to show direct evidence that massive volcanic eruptions — the largest the world has ever witnessed –caused massive coal combustion, thus supporting models for significant generation of greenhouse gases at this time,” said Grasby.
Now, all of this is really cool, despite volcanos being really hot. Of course, Jolly wants to have his creationist cake and eat with the scientists too, so here is how he thinks does it:
A Volcano Cake!
So, Jolly writes:
As I read through the article, I couldn’t help but see this as great evidence for the early stages of the Genesis Flood. Although there are a variety of creationist flood models, most of them agree that before the Flood there was most likely one supercontinent. Most of the creation models also agree that part of the fountains of the deep bursting forth involved a great deal of tectonic breaking up of that supercontinent resulting in massive volcanic activity. However, unlike Dr. Grasby’s scenario, the forty days of rain would have continued to wash much of the ash and greenhouse gases out of the atmosphere and into the flood waters below.
When the Red Orbit news writers wrote this article and used the title The ‘Smoking Gun’ Of World’s Largest Extinction, I don’t think they had any idea of how accurate they were. The world’s largest extinction wasn’t the Permian extinction as they believe, but the extinction caused the Genesis Flood.
A religious Icon showing Yahweh flooding the earth in Noah's day.
Ok, but where are Grassley and co. talking about “fountains of the deep”? They are talking about magma, ash, toxic gases, and the like. The Genesis flood myth says NOTHING about these things or about tectonic splitting etc. And how the hell could all of this happened in the matter of a few thousand years to get to the world we have now?
Jolly you heretic! You are turning God’s Ultra Super Soaker Water Gun in a Magma Cannon. Stick with the script(ure) you claim is inerrant and leave reality to others.
How God ensured that people would repopulate the Earth after the flood.
Ok, so God has a smoking gun taking vengeance on evil doers. Here is a modernized Catholic version.