Fossil Friday – Circular Reasoning


Have you ever wondered how the rocks in the strata were dated? Or how the idea of millions of years came to be? After all, Darwen certainly lived long before radiometric dating was possible. A form of dating the rocks came about that has, unfortunately, never been seriously looked at by secular scientists.

It’s called circular reasoning, and it has no place whatsoever in science. Ask a geologist how the rocks are dated and they will tell you ‘based on what dinosaurs are found in it’. Ask then, how are the dinosaurs dated? He will tell you ‘based on the rock layers they are found in’. Most geologists agree that without the dates given to the strata radiometric dating would be impossible. This is because this form of dating needs presuppositions, you need to have a general idea of how old the rocks are to get an answer.

So, the question that this brings up is, what if the estimated dates on either rock layers OR dinosaurs is incorrect? Is there evidence for that? Certainly.

Author-Krzysztof-Belczyński-(x-oph on Flickr)

Firstly, when fresh lava from New Zealand cooled it was dated and gave incredible results for brand new rock! Millions of years, rather than a few weeks. This indicates that the beginning amount of radio decay in rocks is not what was previously assumed. This is to be expected, the present is not the key to the past.

Secondly, dinosaur bones have been found unfossilized. They have been found with DNA, proteins, and stretchy tissue. These materials can not last millions, or even hundreds of thousands of years unfrozen. There is no other logical conclusion to come to but that these creatures did not go extinct 65 million years ago.


Thirdly, the order in which we’re taught the rock layers are in has never been confirmed. These layers are found out of order all over the globe. With mammals found alongside dinosaurs. Even some mammals with dinosaurs in their stomachs, now that’s what I call fast food.


If you’ve been told the Bible is inaccurate, or that science has proven God does not exist, I implore you to review the facts. Not the opinions of scientists, but the evidence they have found. It’s difficult to sift through their own world views, to reach the facts on the ground, but once you do it becomes obvious that no one has proven anything. You can not prove evolution scientifically because it can not be observed. Observational science is not the same as natural history. I hope these posts will also help encourage those believers out there who have been taught these opinions as fact, and belittled for disagreeing with them.

God’s Word is true, we can stand firm in the whole counsel of it.


Author: lnhereford

I am a Christian, wife, mother, and homeschooler currently traveling the United States with my loving husband and darling daughter!

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