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Lyell’s Slow-and-Gradual Geology Is No Longer Tenable

by Dr Jerry Bergman

The latest study published in the journal titled American Scientist is an article titled “Reexamining Lyell’s Laws” by New York Professor Michael Rampino. The article opines that “Increasing evidence points to the role of periodic catastrophes in the shaping [of] Earth’s history, challenging long-standing dogma within geology.”[i] The long-standing dogma is uniformitarianism, the idea that changes in the earth during geological history have resulted primarily from the action of slow, continuous and uniform processes. Furthermore, present geological changes have been considered the key to past geological changes. This perception contrasts with the theory that changes in the earth’s crust during geological history have resulted chiefly from rapid, violent and non-uniform events, such as floods.

In short, the two views would explain the formation of the Grand Canyon by a little water over a very long period of time (uniformitarianism) or a lot of water in a short period of time (catastrophism). Darwin relied heavily on uniformitarianism in developing his theory of evolution because he realized for it to be viable requires an enormous amount of time to evolve life from simple organisms, such as bacteria, to complex organisms, such as humans. Continue reading Lyell’s Slow-and-Gradual Geology Is No Longer Tenable

The Day the Sun Stood Still–Joshua’s Long Day–took place all over the World!

Ancient Patriarchs Disclaimer:
I found these two articles below interesting because of the recorded instances of several ‘long days’ in antiquity, but I do not necessarily agree with one opinion below that the long day of Joshua would have coincided with the report about a long day during the time of Emperor Yao, as the timing would be some 800 years off. Moses lived around 1450 BC and Joshua around 1400 BC, whereas Emperor Yao purportedly(?) lived around 2300-2200 BC. Thank you Kurt for this correction. I didn’t really proofread these re-posted articles as thoroughly as I should have.
Lu.
MORE ON CHINESE CHRONOLOGY
It could be of course that the generally accepted Chinese chronology is off as the Egyptian chronology was, according to David Rohl, as corrected in his new Chronology, because some pharaos did not reign consecutively but at the same time in contemporary kingdoms.
The dating of the earliest Chinese may have similar problems, but not much more could be said about it, as most in academia firstly assume these kings to be at least legendary if not mythical, and secondly, it is an awfully long time ago and there is not really any ancient time-table like Manetho’s king list provided for Egypt.
We at Ancient Patriarchs however have no qualms to accept the earliest legendary patriarchs to be as real as later emperors and dynasties, but as far as dating..? No one REALLY knows exactly. as they are merely anyone’s educated guesses, where the earliest date is 1766 BC for the Shang dynasty.
Most Non-Darwinian historians of ancient chronology, place the Flood around 2400-2350 BC at the earliest, and the Division of the Earth around a hundred years later around 2300-2250, and the Tower of Babel around 2200 BC, which would coincide with generally postulated 2200 BC dating of Da Yu. Is that dating off then?
If Da Yu (Yu the great) lived around 2200-2100 BC, then Emperor Yao and his great grandfather Huang Di must have lived at least a hundred years before that around 2300 BC? That would leave little or no time from the 2400-2350 BC Flood for Chinese patriarchs Shen Nong Shi, Fuxi and Nüwa to have moved from Sumeria to the Yellow River! – We at AP consider Nüwa to represent Noah: (see our article on that)
Shen Nong Shi was reported to be born 7-10 generations before Huang Di, who was in fact his friend and pupil, which could be easily explained by a longevity of Shen Nong, as all post Flood survivors and their first generations lived several hundreds of years. Noah 950, Shem 600, Mizraim 700, etc. until it started tapering of by Abram’s time.
Shen Nong may either have been Shem or SIN himself – acc. to our theory that the Chinese are indeed the descendants of Sin, son of Canaan. “Sin the farmer” instead of the sense of “Divine Farmer”, Shen! Sin (and his Sinites) is the only one who disappeared from the Middle Eastern scene without  documented trace.
To be continued at a later date.
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The Day the Sun Stood Still–Joshua’s Long Day

“Then spake Joshua to the LORD in the day when the LORD delivered up the Amorites before the children of Israel, and he said in the sight of Israel, Sun, stand thou still upon Gibeon; and thou, Moon, in the valley of Ajalon.
“And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until the people had avenged themselves upon their enemies. Is not this written in the book of Jasher? So the sun stood still in the midst of heaven, and hasted not to go down about a whole day. And there was no day like that before it or after it, that the LORD hearkened unto the voice of a man: for the LORD fought for Israel….”  Book of Joshua 10

Article 1: THE LONG DAY OF JOSHUA

JoshuSunStillOne of the evidences for the historicity of the long day recorded in Joshua 10:13 and reiterated in Habakkuk 3:11 lies in the large body of traditions from many parts of the world according to which there was a long day (or night, or evening, depending upon the location) at about the same time that Joshua lived.

David Nelson dramatically informs us of this fact as follows: Chinese history speaks of Yao, their king, declaring that in his reign the sun stood so long above the horizon that it was feared the world would have been set on fire; and fixes the reign of Yao at a given date, which corresponds with the age of Joshua the son of Nun. . . .

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The Geological Strata Mystery: “Where Did All That Rock Come From?”

by Lu Paradise • April 26, 2010 • 20 Comments  •  4,333 views

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Global 2 KM deep rock strata! An unexplained enigma!

When I looked at this picture above, at the multiple rock strata of the 2 km deep gouge into the Colorado plateau of the Grand Canyon, something suddenly struck me. I began to wonder how all these thick layers of rock were ever laid? At first I only wondered, “How did the geological strata come into existence?” But when it suddenly dawned on me that these strata are not just down in the Grand Canyon, but that there are mile-deep strata existent below our feet worldwide under every continent, I had an epiphany! Where on earth did all that mile (1.6 Km) deep rock come from? Where did it originate? Did it fall from space? From other planets? Was it dug from the holes the oceans are in? Or what?! It must have come from somewhere! But from where?”

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