Friday, March 16, 2012
Red Deer Cave People
Do these and other fossils prove that we evolved from apelike ancestors? According to the Bible, Elohim made us and we did not make ourselves (Psalm 100). If the Biblical account is correct, then why did these people live twice as far into the past as the biblical date of creation?
Job, who lived around the time of Abraham, helps us understand why biblical dates are so different from scientific ones. Job describes dinosaurs living in the Jordan river alongside of men about 4,000 years ago. In chapter 14, Job says man who is born of a woman is of few trouble-filled days. He comes forth like a flower but then withers. He flees like a shadow and does not remain. His days and the number of his months are determined so that he cannot pass. Job associates the dried sea (Hebrew west) with the few days of their lives. In 1970, the Glomar Challenger brought up drill cores from the deep Mediterranean that clearly showed the sea dried several times. Some deep basins contain hundreds of meters of rock salt, anhydrite and algal stomatolies alternating with thick layers of deep-sea oozes. Scientists estimate that the Mediterranean last dried - five million years ago. How did Job know the Mediterranean dried?
Job also associates mountains crumbling, rocks moving from their place, water wearing away stones and washing away the dust of the earth with the few days of their lives. Not far from Job’s town, at the site of modern Cairo, drill cores show that the Nile canyon was 2500 meters deep, cut into granite. The Nile delta today has silted up almost to the modern sea level. Submarine canyons loaded with rounded pebbles show how the Mediterranean streams once extended into the basin when the sea level was thousands of meters below its modern height. How could Job have known about the sea drying, unless he saw it? Why does he associate vast geological ages with his few days?
Job concludes his description of the shortness of life by claiming that their faces changed (shanah paniym) before they died. The skull is the only part of our skeleton that keeps growing as we age. If we lived for geological ages, our faces would grow Neanderthal. Neanderthal child skulls, do not have the prominent brow ridges of their grandparents, yet some skulls with primary teeth have worn enamel as if from great age. Evidently their skull shapes changed as they aged, as Job mentioned. Jacob, in Genesis 47:9, claims that his days and years were shorter and worse that the days and years of his fathers. Even today, we notice that life speeds up as we age.
Changing Earth Creationists accept that the Earth has vast age, yet only 6,000 years have passed since the beginning. We do so because we take the Bible literally - that the creation is enslaved to change, which affects even the duration of days and years. A scientist could claim, “We measure days and years with atomic clocks and they do not change.” Why then do billions of ancient galaxies shine with clock rates that are minuscule in comparison to those emitted by modern atoms? We also see the past back to the creation age in the distant heavens. We observe that many early spiral galaxies were tiny and naked, without starry appendages. At closer ranges, we observe star globs emerging from the ancient cores. At many ranges we see that the star streams spread outward, following each other out in lanes, as billions of galaxies grew into huge growth spirals. Orbits that expand and spread out are (by definition) accelerating orbits. They also visibly support the creation account. According to the Bible, Elohim created the plural heavens (evidently the galaxies) first. Half way through the creation week he continued to form the Sun, Moon and stars and continued to place them in the spreading place (Hebrew raqiya). Astronomers have measured a decreasing solar parallax over the centuries - as though the solar system also has continued to expand.
Why then do we measure the same number of days in a year as the ancient Babylonians? Long term experiments with paraconical pendulums show that the direction and precession rate of the pendulum varies with the position of the Sun and Moon and probably the planets. The Sun’s gravitational effect is stronger on the trailing hemisphere of Earth. What causes this? Evidently the gravitational phenomena propagates at a finite speed, which causes the Sun’s “gravity” to have an angular offset in the direction of Earth’s trailing hemisphere. This slight imbalance gradually accelerates days and years, orbits and rotations. We observe at many ranges in billions of galaxies that clocks accelerate along with the accelerating star streams as galaxies intrinsically grew. The visible evidence suggests that whatever gravity is, it is associated with atoms that are continually changing their clock rate. NASA sent Pioneer 10 and 11 out of the solar system 40 years ago. Their radio signals changed frequency with distance (the further from the past they transmitted) compared to NASA hydrogen maser clocks-of-the-moment. The ratio of frequency shifts to distance was the same as the Hubble ratio astronomers use to estimate the distance to a galaxy using the observed atomic clock rate. Evidently atoms (and clocks) change relationally as they age.
Why did ancient people grow thick brows? They lived for geological eons, just like Job explained. Days and years really were much longer and children matured slower in that age. Remember that circadian rhythms are synchronized by sunlight. A forest or a coral reef could grow in the sunlight of a single ancient day. The sea could dry from the heat of a long summer. Ancient people really did live for geological ages, which is why they had such strange skull shapes.
Carefully examine the visible evidence from the ancient universe. Atomic clocks and star streams accelerate in billions of spiral galaxies as they intrinsically grew into huge growth spirals. Look at the heavens and see how utterly and completely the Bible will vanquish western science.
This is a skull of one of the Deer Cave People from Longlin cave in Guangxi province, China. Photograph by Darren Curnoe.