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“In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
        
 
And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.”
 
    Genesis 1:1-2  


DVD introduction by Eric Hovind

Have you ever thought about it? I mean really, what is the purpose to life? Why are we here? Where do we come from? For that matter, where are we gonna go when this life is over? In this seminar; it talks about the age of the earth; Dr. Hovind gives solid evidence to show that this earth is not billions of years old. In fact, the evidence points towards a literal six-day creation. Like told about in Genesis chapter one. Hi, my name is Eric, and we hope you enjoy this incredibly powerful seminar presented by Dr. Hovind. It's called The Age of the Earth.

 
Index:

    
Seminar 1: The Age of the Earth
 
Introduction
(part a)
 
The foundations of the matter
  The humanist worldview versus the creationist worldview
  The origin of the evolution idea
  How to tell a lie...
             - Moldy spider legs
- Mix some truth into the lie...
- Try it! You may like it!
- Lies in the textbooks
  Scientific way to shoot a rubber band (‘the spirit’ vs ‘the flesh’)
  Six meanings for the word ‘evolution’
 
Scientific aspects
  The first law of thermodynamics
  The ‘big bang’
      - Everything created from ...nothing
- The big bang defined
- What is it: Religious beliefs... or science versus religion?
- The merry-go-round (law of ‘angular momentum conservation’)
- The Biblical big bang
  The second law of thermodynamics
 
Moral aspects and logic enforced  
  ‘Millions of years ago...’ or ‘There once was...’
         - You are taught you're an animal
  How do atheists tell right from wrong?
  Teachers can teach creation in public schools
  When textbooks were being rewritten... (since 1959)
      - Decline in moral standards since 1963
- Do we need more gun control today?
 
Biblical and evolutional approaches
  The evolutionairy fairy tale
         - A belief system
  Use of the ‘limiting factor’ to date something
 
The age of the earth according to the Biblical account
(part b)
  Who has the real problem, the evolutionist or the creationist?
      - Who did Adam's sons marry?
- What the evolutionist believes
- Now, who did Adam's sons marry? (2)
  The relevance of the question, creational versus evolutional account
 
Scientific evidence that support a young universe and earth
  Population growth
      - Plans to reduce the population
- About genetically modified food and vaccines...
- The Georgia Guidestones
  Problems with this galaxy: Spinning galaxies, missing supernova remnants, no new stars born, from red giant to white dwarf, cooling planets, Ganymede's magnetic field, Saturn's rings
  The drifting moon
  Moon dust [1998 seminar]
  Comets have a life span of less than 10,000 years
      - 2,000 anti-Hovind websites
- The Oort cloud
- The ‘burden of proof’ shift
- Everything in evolutional theory is backwards with the Biblical account
- To ‘think’ or ‘not think’
  The earth's magnetic field decline
  Earth's rotational speed is slowing down
  The Sahara desert is only about 4,000 years old
  Underground oil pressure only holds about 10,000 years
  Ice core layers
         - ‘The lost squadron’
  Petrified trees through different rock layers
  Mississippi River sediments deposits
  The oldest tree in the world is 4,300 years old
  The Great Barrier Reef is less than 4,200 years old
  The Niagara Falls
  The amount of salt in the oceans account for less than 5,000 years old
  Stalactites and stalagmites don't take millions of years to form
  Erosion rates
  Oldest historical records less than 6,000 year old
 
Playing tricks on people
  Crawford Toy
  A lesson in brainwashing



 
Seminar 1: The Age of the Earth

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Well, it is an honor to be here tonight in Tennessee. My name is Kent Hovind. I taught high school science for 15 years, and now for 16 years I have been an evangelist doing seminars on creation, evolution, and dinosaurs. And I tell people right up front that I believe the Bible is the infallible, inspired, inerrant Word of the Living God. I believe it from cover to cover. I even believe the cover on mine; it says: ‘Kent Hovind’. And for those who don't know, the Bible is your Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth. You really ought to read the book because you are going to be gone for an awfully long time. And when you leave here, there ain't no coming back, so make sure you are going to the right spot. Ok, now, one of my jobs as a Christian is “to be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh a reason of the hope that is in us.” (I Pet. 3:15) I think in the last few hundred years the Christians have not done a good job of answering this evolution theory. And we've allowed this philosophy of evolution; actually it is a religion; we have allowed this religion to take over our school system, our legal system, our whole thinking process now is based on a philosophy which has zero scientific evidence. None! We've been offering $250,000 for anybody with any real scientific evidence for evolution. That offer has been out there about 12 years now. There is no evidence for whatsoever. People believe in it; I understand; but that doesn't make it science.

Now, there are three things I try to accomplish in my seminar.

  1. I want to strengthen your faith in the Word of God.
  2. If you are not saved I want to try to get you converted. I'll tell you right up front, I am after you, ok. I am not sneaking up on you, I am after you! Alright?
  3. If you are saved and you are not doing much for the Lord, then I am gonna try to make you uncomfortable. Alright? You know where we're going now, ok.

Ok, this is not my wife. That's just a picture of her. Last summer was our 31st anniversary and we sat down to figure out how much money we have spent since we got married. We have spent... all of it. We live in Pensacola, Florida, or what's left of it. Hurricane Ivan about blew it off the map. But we are having a good time rebuilding down there. I have three children, one of each. And I got them all married off and the dog died, so I made it. Praise God. I am home free; it is wonderful. And for those who don't know, we now have the whole family working in the ministry there, and I have four grandkids so far. And for those that don't understand this, grandkids are God's reward for not killing your own kids when you thought about it. How many have already figured that out? You already... yeah, that's great, isn't if? Alright, all of them live right around me and they all work in our ministry; they all want to serve God with their lives. That is worth something to somebody. We have about 40 people in our ministry, and we want to do things that will help strengthen your faith in God's Word.

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The foundations of the matter

Back to Main Index The humanist worldview versus the creationist worldview

We want to change people's worldview. There are two ways to look at this world. That's called your worldview. How do you view this world? Some people look at the world one way, and some look at it another way. We'll talk about that in a minute. But the way you view the world determines how you answer the four great questions of life. There are four fundamental questions that every single religion on planet earth tries to answer.

  1. Who am I?
  2. Where did I come from?
  3. Why am I here?
  4. And where am I going when I die?

The way you answer those questions is totally determined by your worldview. Some people look at the world and say: “You know, it's amazing, a ‘big bang’ made this from nothing!” That's the humanist worldview, based on the evolution theory. Other people look at the world and say: “You know, there is incredible design, there must be a Designer!” That's the creationist worldview, based on creation. And those two worldviews are at war with each other. I mean, somebody is wrong, and I enjoy showing them who they are. I've done a lot of debates, over 90; 92 debates now I've done at universities; one here at U.T. Knoxville against Dr. Pigliuchi. I've debated him twice; I will be glad to do it again. I don't think he will, but I would be honored. The guys I debate are a lot smarter that I am, but I slaughter them because I am right and they are wrong. You know, it's real simple, real simple.

But if the evolution theory is true, how would you answer the four great questions of life?

  1. Who am I, and what am I worth? Well, if evolution is true, you are nothing important. You are just a piece of protoplasm that washed up on the beach; you are not worth a thing. Actually you are part of the problem. You see, because you are one of the polluters of the environment, and the more of you we can get rid of, the better. See, that's normal thinking if evolution is true.
  2. Where did I come from? Well, if evolution is true, you came from a cosmic burp about 20 billion years ago.
  3. Why am I here? What's the purpose of life? Well, if evolution is true, there is no purpose to life, so you might as well have fun. If it feels good, do it.
  4. Where am I going when I die? Well, if evolution is true, you are going to the grave and you are going to get recycled into a worm, or a plant.

But see, the Bible says: “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.” (Gen. 1:1) Now if that's true, that puts a whole different set of answers to those questions. That means we had better try to figure out who God is and find out what He wants and do what He says. Because He created this place, which means He owns it, which means He makes the rules. We had better find out what He wants. And if you are not obeying His rules, you may be in trouble one of these days. We'll get into more about that later.

 
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The origin of the evolution idea

The devil doesn't like this idea that God created the earth. The devil came to Eve in the garden of Eden.

  1. The first thing he said to the woman, he said: “ Eve, hath God said...? Yea, hath God said?” (Gen. 3:1) He is trying to raise doubts... about God's Word. Satan always tries to raise doubts about God's Word. That is one of the reasons we've got all this confusion on the different Bible versions. You know, “Where is God's Word? Is it over here? I don't know where it is!” We cover more on that on video #7.
  2. The second thing he said to the woman was: “Ye shall not surely die.” (Gen. 3:4) He is calling God a liar, basically.
  3. The third thing he said to Eve is what I want to talk to you about tonight. He said: “Eve, if you eat off of that tree, ye shall be as gods.” (Gen. 3:5)

And right there is where the whole idea of evolution got started. It didn't start with Charlie Darwin; it started with Satan in the garden of Eden. He wants you to think you can become a god. Yes, boys and girls, we started like an amoeba, and we are evolving.

We are getting bigger and better and stronger and smarter, and some day we are going to sail around the universe and discover new life-forms, like Star Trek. People ask me all the time, they say: “Hovind, do you think there is intelligent life on other planets?” I say: “No, I taught high school 15 years; there is not much intelligent life on this planet!” I didn't get to see a whole lot of it. Satan's a liar. He said you can be like God.

I tell you what, the Mormon Church has swallowed that. They teach their people that if you are a good Mormon, when you go to heaven you get to become god. And if you're a good Mormon wife, when you go to heaven you get to be eternally pregnant, producing spirit babies. My wife don't wanna go. She said: “That's not heaven, honey.” But there are some great books to reach Mormons and a good website, www.utlm.org, Utah Lighthouse Mission. If you want to reach Mormons, you ought to study that one.

I was surprised to find out a couple of years ago some of the major Catholic theologians of the past have taught man can become god. It is still in their catechism right now. Now most Catholics don't believe that, and they don't even realize some of their leaders have taught that. But even Kenneth Copeland said: “Adam, in the garden of Eden, was god manifest in the flesh.” He said: “You don't have a god in you; you are one.” I am sorry, Kenneth, you are crazy about that, ok? Kenneth Hagan said: “The believers are called Christ; that's who we are, we are Christ.” No, you are crazy. The job is not available, and you couldn't do it if you had it, ok. You are not God, alright? Nor are you Christ. Walk on water sometime; I wanna see that.

Lucifer is the one who wants to be God. Lucifer said: “I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.” (Is. 14:13-14) See, Satan wants to be God. But the job is not available, so he is all upset about that. And he can't be God, so he lied to Eve and told her she could be like God. Now, Satan hates us though, because we are made in God's image. (Gen. 1:26-27) And boy, Eve fell for that hook, line, and sinker. “Wow, I get to be God!”

 
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How to tell a lie...

Hitler said: “If you tell a lie long enough and loud enough and alien enough, the people will believe it.” He said: “They are more likely to believe a big lie than a small one.”

 
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If you want to get somebody to believe a lie, you have to do it like my two big brothers did to me. I have two older brothers; they have always been older than I am. They still are today, I believe. When I was about six years old, I was raised in Peoria, Illinois. By the way, I know I am in Tennessee, but are there any more Yankees in the crowd? Any Yankees out there? Five, six, seven, ok. And how many Southerners do we have? Oooh! Well, just remember who won, if you would. I know, “It ain't over yet...” But I was raised in East Peoria, Illinois, in the North. But I did move to Florida, as soon as I got smart enough to figure out, you know, that the South is going to rise again. But... when I was about six years old, I came running in for breakfast one morning. I was the first one there for breakfast; so I got the last banana out of the bowl to put on my cereal. Well, a few minutes later my two big brothers came in. They said: “Hey, Kent, is that the last banana?” I said: “Yep, and I got it.” How many of you have an older brother or sister? You know that wonderful feeling you get when you finally pull one over anthem? Boy, that morning I had them, and I knew it. They wanted my banana. But big brothers do not beg little brothers for anything. They either beat them up and take it away by brute force, or they lie to them and trick them out of it somehow. So my brothers said: “Hey, Kent, do you know how bananas are made?” I said: “No.” I was only six years old, and it's been proven in laboratory tests the brain doesn't even start to grow until kids are 18 to 20. How many parents can verify that one from raising kids? I said: “No, how are bananas made?” And they said: “Well, down in the South America, they have these spiders that live up in the trees, and when they die all their legs fold up, and mold begins to grow on the dead spider legs. And a banana is really nothing but moldy spider legs.” I said: “You guys are lying to me. You just want this banana because you know it's the last one.” They said: “No brother, we are not lying. You cut that thing in half and look in the middle; you can still see the black spots where his legs were.”

 

I did not eat bananas for nearly three years after that. They lied to me. Have you ever been lied to before? Now, I would not have believed the lie if it hadn't been for those black spots.

 
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See, if you want to get somebody to believe a lie, you have to mix it with some truth. That's a technique they have used for years to kill rats. You don't give the rat a bowl of poison. You give the rat a bowl of good food with a little poison mixed in. They are mixing two things together that really do not belong together. See, rat poison is 99.995% good food. That's how you trick them.

They've done the same thing for years to sell Marlboro cigarettes. They mix them in with cowboys. You can watch any Marlboro commercial; there is something about a cowboy in there. Have you stopped and thought about that? What is the connection between smoking Marlboro and cowboys? Do all cowboys smoke Marlboro? No. Do you have to smoke to be a cowboy? No. If you start smoking Marlboro, do you become a cowboy automatically? No. You may smell like a horse, but you are not a cowboy. Ok? Actually it has been proven in laboratory tests that nobody in the world smokes. Nobody smokes! Only the cigarette smokes; the person is the sucker. That's all. I think they ought to put the real name on those things. We ought to have some truth in advertising. You know, they should really be calling them: ‘Cancerettes’, ‘Breath Rafters’, ‘By-pass’, ‘Malignant’, ‘Phlegm Balls’ and ‘Money Suckers’.

They do the same thing with beer though. They try to associate beer with sports. What does beer have to do with sports? They get some big football player holding his can of ‘Bud Dumber’, or ‘Bud Stupid’. They call it Budweiser; it don't make them any wiser though, that's for sure. He's got some ‘Bud Dumber’, or ‘Miller Low Life’, or ‘Dead Dog’, whatever it is. He says: “Man, you drink this stuff, and you will be a football player.” Yeah, right! The Bible says: “You drink that stuff, you will wreck your life.” - “Who hath woe? Who hath wounds without cause? They that tarry long at the wine.” (Prov. 23:29-30) The Bible says: “Don't even look at it when it gets fermented.” Habakkuk (2:15) says: “Woe unto him that giveth his neighbor drink.”

 
Go back Try it! You may like it!

There is a lot in the Bible about don't even touch that stuff. One kid said to me onetime: “What's the matter, Hovind, don't you like beer?” I said: “I don't know. I have never tasted it. I am 52 years old, never had a drop in my life!” Well, I've had NyQuil a couple of times, but... He said: “How do you know that you won't like it, if you don't try it?” I said: “Now son, that's a brilliant way to live your life.” Let me ask you a question, son. Have you ever laid your head under a semi truck? Well, how do you know you won't like it if you don't try it? You don't have to try everything to figure out if it's good or bad, ok.

There are other ways to learn, you know, like watching somebody else do it. Wow, don't do that; that will hurt, you know. Like the famous redneck's last words: “Hey you all, watch this!,” you know.

 
Go back Lies in the textbooks

I like science, folks; I collect science books. And there is a lot of good science in these books, but there is some poison mixed with it. It's kind of like the rat poison. It's not the good food I am against, it's the poison!

 
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Scientific way to shoot a rubber band (‘the spirit’ vs ‘the flesh’)

I need a boy and a girl who would like to learn the scientific way to shoot a rubber band. Who would like to learn? Ok, that boy right there, come up here. And one girl, let's get one girl, come on. Way back there. Ok, hurry up, run-run-run-run! All right, the scientific way to shoot a rubber band. What's your name sir? Josh! How old are you Josh? I was ten for a whole year one time. That's amazing. I was supposed to be eleven but I was sick for three years when I was two and a half, ok. And how old are you going to be when you are almost twelve? “Eleven.” And how much does your mom pay you to be good? So you are good for nothing, and you are ten. Pick a rubber band out of here, Josh. Ok, the brown one. And what's your name, ma'am? Laura? Pick a rubber band out of there, Laura. You want the pink one of course; a girl. Ok. Here's what I want you to do, Josh and Laura. We are going to stand here and shoot a rubber band down the center aisle. Go ahead. That one won't work; that's a double one. Here, let me try it. Try an orange one, here. That's two tied together; I didn't see that. Ok, Josh, shoot the rubber band down the center isle. Past the table; not too far. Laura, give it a try; come on. Oooh, three rows back. Now, watch carefully; I'm going to get down to the same size as you guys, and I am going to show the scientific way to shoot a rubber band. Are you ready for this? Now, I want you to notice that my fingers do not leave my hand at anytime. You believe that? Ok now, pay attention. See the guy sitting way in the back of the church? Ah, about three fourths of the way there. Probably, right about now you are thinking of a question that has five words in it. What question are you thinking of? How do you do that? See, I told you it had five words in it, right? Now, before I show you how to do this, I want to explain something. Some kids should not learn how to do some things, because they become what's known as a menace to society. Who's responsible for this kid right here? Where's your mom and dad? Is he safe with this information? Ha, ha. Mom says no! And who's responsible for this one here, where is... Nobody? Oh, back there. Did your husband come? No. Ok.

Now, pay attention, the scientific way to shoot a rubber band. There are two sides to the rubber band. Are you with me so far? Ok. One side represents your flesh, that's your body. And the other side is your spirit. Now your spirit has to live in your flesh, or else you are dead. If your spirit ever leaves your flesh, you've got a real problem on your hands! Actually the neighbors do. Ok. But what most people do wrong in rubber band shooting, and in real life, they put the same emphasis on the flesh and the spirit. See, if you pull both sides the same and let it fly, phew..., if you could watch it in slow motion, both sides are going swoosh, kaboom... And all the energy is wasted inside the rubber band because the flesh and the spirit are fighting with each other. So, the secret to high-speed velocity through a fluid medium such as the atmosphere which offers resistance, is to minimize or eliminate the turbulence. Ok? All I did when you guys weren't watching, was stretch one side tighter than the other. One side is tight. Now pay attention, ok. What's gonna happen; if you do it right; the spirit leads the flesh, takes away most of the turbulence, and it goes much farther. Got the guy in the back row! So when I am up here with a whole pile of rubber bands, knowing I can hit anybody in the room, it gives you this feeling of power that some kids really just don't know how to handle. You know what I'm talking about? You are thinking about it right now, aren't you? Yes, I thought so. Let's give them a hand; have a seat, guys. Thank you so much.

The Bible says: “The flesh lusteth against the Spirit, the Spirit against the flesh; they are contrary one to...” (Gal. 5:17) This is why some of you won't go very far in your spiritual life. You feed the flesh too much. Shut off the TV once in a while, you know, simple, ok. Wait until you see our super airplanes go. Tomorrow we are going to show you our super airplanes. I make paper airplanes that go so far, if they don't land in a tree or on a building, they go all the way to the ground. Our record with the paper airplane is 450 feet. We are going to put them completely over the building including the steeple, tomorrow. But we do that tomorrow, ok.

 
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Six meanings for the word ‘evolution’

We like science. We are not against science, but I am against poison mixed in with the science, That's all. Here is a first grade textbook. I'llo show you what I am talking about. This is what they tell the kids in the first grade. “Earth has changed much since its formation 4½ billion years ago.” Now just hold on a minute. Is the earth 4½ billion years old? No, as we'll see in a minute. But if you tell that to a first grader, he's gonna believe you. First graders believe everything you tell them. They believe bananas are moldy spider legs. I did. And they tell them again in the second grade. “Since its formation 4½ billion years ago, earth has changed.” Down at the bottom it says: “...life too, has evolved on earth.” This word ‘evolved’ is a very tricky word.

 

I've done over 90 debates and about 7,000 radio and TV call-in talk shows, and I've learned how to win the debate on evolution in the first five minutes. It is so easy. If somebody says: “Do you believe in evolution?” I say: “What do you mean?” - “Well, you know, evolution.” - “No, which one are you talking about?”

There are six meanings for the word.

  1. Are we talking about cosmic evolution, evolution of time, space, matter? I don't believe in that, with the big bang. We'll talk about that in a minute.
  2. Are we talking about chemical evolution? Because according to the big bang theory, the big bang, you know, kaboom..., produced hydrogen, and maybe some helium. Then how did we get all these other elements? Do you want me to believe uranium evolved from hydrogen? They'll say, well yeah, you have fusion in stars. Yeah, but you can't fuse past iron (Fe) very well. Number 2, you have a chicken and an egg problem here, because you have to have the stars to make the elements, and the elements to make the stars. Which one came first?
  3. Which brings up, of course, stellar evolution. How did the stars form? You know, nobody has ever seen a star form? Scientists don't even have a clue how a star could form, not even any good theories about star formation, we cover more on that on video #7. But we see stars blow up all the time. It's called a nova, or a super nova if it is a big one. That happens all the time. But we never see one form. And yet there are enough stars out there that we know about that everybody on planet earth, every single individual, can personally own 11 trillion stars to yourself. Those are the ones we know about. We don't know about the ones that we don't know about.
  4. Fourthly, there's gonna have to be organic evolution [origin of life]. Life has to get started from non-living material. Nobody has a clue how that could happen.
  5. Then we're gonna have to have what's called macro-evolution. That's where an animal changes to a different kind of animal. Did you know nobody has ever seen a dog produce a non-dog? Never! You may get a big dog, or a little dog, but you are going to get a dog every time. And it could be that the dog, the wolf, and the coyote had a common ancestor. I wouldn't argue about that , they probably did. But every five-year-old kid knows they're the same kind of animal. I'll show you. Is anybody in here five or six? Who is five or six years old? Anybody? Ok. How old are you, buddy? Six? I want you to take a test. Here we have a dog, a wolf, a coyote, and a banana. Which one is different than the rest of them? The banana! Give him a hand! All right, very good! We have college professors can't figure that out, ok! I'll tell you want I want you to do. When we are done, I want you to go out to the table out in the hallway, and you can pick out any free video or DVD you want, ok? We've got a bunch of videos and DVDs about dinosaurs and stuff out there. The Bible says the animals are gonna bring forth “after their kind.” (10x in Gen. 1) Now Charlie Darwin wrote a book on the table down here called, Origin of... Species. See, the dog and the wolf are the same kind of animal but different species. He fooled everybody by changing the word from kind to species. We'll get into more of that on video #4.
  6. Lastly, we have what is called micro-evolution. This is changes within the kinds. Now that one happens. I'll go along with number six. I think animals can produce a whole variety of offspring, you know, long hair, short hair, long legged, short legged; that happens. But the first five are purely religious. That's not science. We never observe any of those!

So if you want to win the debate on evolution, simply define exactly what you are talking about. And you'll find all they ever give are examples of number six, which there is no argument about. It happens. But then they'll imply that that is somehow, magically, evidence for the other five. And it is not.

The teachers are taught though to be sure to “Stress to the students that the earth is billions of years old.” Make sure the kids believe this. You know, I happen to be a little old fashioned. I think in science class, we should be teaching science.

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Scientific aspects

Back to Main Index The first law of thermodynamics

Things we can observe, study, test, and demonstrate. Things like the first law of thermodynamics. The first law of thermodynamics tells us: “Matter cannot be created or destroyed.” Well, everything is made out of matter; so if matter cannot be created or destroyed, then how did the world get here? We are here, you know. So that leaves only two choices:

  1. Somebody made the world, or;
  2. The world made itself.

There is no other choice. Well, there are a few out there on the lunatic fringe, who will tell you: “We are not really here at all; we just think we are here.” Ok, you can forget about those folks, alright. We are here. So, either somebody made the world, like the Bible says, God created it; or the world just made itself, like the humanists believe. It just is “self existing and not created.”

 
Back to Main Index The ‘big bang’

Well, if the world just made itself, how could this happen? Boy, the devil thought about that for a long time. And finally, one day, he came up with the big bang theory. How many of you have ever heard of the big bang theory before?

I was on the airplane years ago, flying from Dallas to San Francisco. And happened to sit right next to a professor from Berkeley, U Cal Berkeley. I don't know if you folks in Knoxville have ever heard of Berkeley or not, but Berkeley is not a Bible college. So here I was on the airplane about that far away from this guy, and we started talking about creation and evolution. Everybody I sit by on the airplane wants to talk about that, so I talk about it with them. And he said he believed in evolution. I said: “Yes, sir, I figured that; you have to if you teach at Berkeley.” I said: “Tell me, sir, if you believe in evolution, how did the world get here?” He said: “Oh, it came from the big bang.” I said: “Really? I'd like to hear about this!” He said: “You are a science teacher and you have never heard of the big bang?” I said: “Oh, yes sir, I've heard a lot about the big bang, and I believe in the big bang. But my big bang is a lot different than yours.” I said: “You tell me about your big bang, and then I'll tell you about my big bang.” And so, the professor took off on one of those answers that looked like it came straight from the textbook. He said: “Well, Mr. Hovind, I believe about 18 to 20 billion years ago,” that's a looong time, “...all the matter in the universe,” phew.. that's a lot of stuff...

By the way, the word ‘universe’ comes from two Latin words: ‘uni’, which means single, and ‘verse’ which means a spoken sentence. Did you know we live in a single spoken sentence? God said: “Let there be...” That'll preach. There is a sermon someplace right there, ok? And if your pastor can't find it, he's got no preaching in him at all, ok!

 
Go back Everything created from ...nothing

“All the matter in the universe was concentrated into one very dense, very hot region, that may have been much smaller than a period on this page.” Say what? Everything in the universe squished into a dot smaller than a period on a page? Wow! That's one crowded dot. And heavy, too.

But that's not the first time this happened, boys and girls. This textbook says: “Some day, after many billions of years, all the matter and energy will once again be packed into a small area no larger than the period at the end of this sentence. Then another big bang will occur. ...it happens every 80 to 100 billion years.” Can you believe they cut down a tree to print that? Where is Al Gore when you need him? That's what I wanna know, yeah! And why did you guys send Al Gore to Washington? You had him here, you know. Now, this textbook author was brilliant. I could not believe how smart this guy was. He said: “Boys and girls, nothing really means nothing.” You have to be at least that smart to write a book. He said: “Not only matter and energy would disappear, but also space and time. However, physicists theorize that from this state of nothingness, the universe began in a gigantic explosion.” What? Yes, boys and girls, you see, one day, nothing exploded, ...and here we are! We can spend three days talking about the big bang theory. They used to say that the thing that exploded was a few light-years in diameter. Then they said: “Oh no, it's only 275 million miles.” And then they said: “Oh no, it's only 71 million miles.” They keep getting it smaller, and now they are saying ‘nothing’ exploded. Wow!

Discover magazine here, a couple years ago, said: “Where did everything come from?” Boys and girls: “The universe burst into something from absolutely nothing–zero, nada. As it got bigger, it became filled with even more stuff that came from absolutely nowhere. How is that possible? Ask Alan Guth. His theory will explain everything.” Wow, I've got to meet this Alan Guth guy. Alan Guth said in Scientific American: “The observable universe could have evolved from an infinitesimal region.” In the Hebrew, that's ‘a dot’ . He said: “It's then tempting to go one step further and speculate that the entire universe evolved from literally nothing.” You see, boys and girls, we all came from a dot and the dot came from nothing. And they call that science, and put it in a science journal? I think I'd call that a fairy tale and put it in the garbage.

 
Go back The big bang defined

I said: “Professor, what happened to your dot?” He said: “Hovind, 20 billion years ago all the dirt in the solar system was drawn into this little, bitty, tiny dot. And it was spinning. ‘It spun faster, and faster,’ and all of a sudden, it exploded, big bang! And the pieces that flew off became galaxies, and sun, moon, stars, and here we are. You know, people. Nothing but stardust.”

 
Go back What is it: Religious beliefs... or science versus religion?

I said: “Sir, can I ask you a couple of questions, please?” He said: “Sure, what do you want to know?” You know, we've got a three-hour flight sitting this far away from each other on the airplane. I said: “Well sir, I've got a question. You said that 20 billion years ago, all the dirt got together for the big squish, the big spin, and the big bang. Where did all the dirt come from?” You know, who made matter? He said: “We don't know that for sure.” I said: “Ok now sir, hold it. If I told you that I believe, about 6,000 years ago God created the heaven and the earth, then you are going to say: ‘And where did God come from?’ And I have no idea. But you said, 20 billion years ago there was a big bang; and you don't know where the dirt came from.”

So basically, I believe: “In the beginning, God”; and you believe: “In the beginning, dirt.” “Don't tell me my theory is religious, and your theory is scientific.” No, no, no! They are both religious. The news media tries to make it look like it is science versus religion. It's not science versus religion; these are two religions. Evolution and creation are both religious. You have to believe in one or the other. The difference is the evolution religion is tax supported. That's the difference, one of many differences.

By the way, these two time lines are the same thing right here, behind me. On the top time line, every inch represents 150 years. Abe Lincoln was not even president one inch ago, ok. If I was to show you what 20 billion years looks like at the same scale as the top chart, I have to have this chart on the bottom to be this scale, this one would have to be 2,100 miles long. That's from Pensacola to Portland, Oregon. I don't want to carry a chart that big, so I made a new scale for the other one, ok.

The professor said that he did not know where the matter came from. So I said: “Sir, can you tell me where the laws came from?” This universe is run by laws. You know, gravity, centrifugal force, inertia, Boyle's law, Cole's law (You can eat that with potato salad), ok. There are all kinds of laws in the universe. Where did the laws come from? And by the way, why aren't the laws still evolving? Hmm, do you ever think about that? Why is gravity always the same? Why don't you weigh 10 pounds more one day? You say: “Well, I do!” Well, that's for different reasons, ok.

Where did the energy come from, anyway? Who bought the gas to run this machine? The professor said: “I don't know; we don't know any of those things.” I said: “Sir, can I ask you another question?” He said: “Sure. What else would you like to know?” Else? What do you mean, what “else”? You haven't told me nothing yet.

 
Go back The merry-go-round (law of ‘angular momentum conservation’)

I said: “Sir, does Berkeley have a merry-go-round?” How many of you know what a merry-go-round is? You go round and round and round, till you puke. You've been on them before? He said: “No, we don't have a merry-go-round at Berkeley.” I said: “You really ought to get one, you know. You could learn some good science on a merry-go-round.” If you put some fourth graders on there... Any fourth graders in here? Last year or next year fourth graders. I know it's summertime here. All right! I like fourth graders; I spent the best five years of my life in the fourth grade. That was before they diagnosed ADD. By the time my brother was in the fourth grade, we all knew what he was gonna be when he got out of high school, 32! Well, we're gonna put some fourth graders on the merry-go-round and get the high school football team out there to get it spinning clockwise, as fast as it will possibly go. Now if you have a digital watch, you may not know what clockwise means. I'll tell you later.

We are gonna spin the merry-go-round clockwise, the kids are going through four phases. They start off in phase one, they're screaming at the football players: “Come on, let's go faster! Faster! Can't you go any faster?” You get up around 30 miles an hour, the kids enter phase two, where they stop screaming. They just quietly concentrate on trying to hang on for dear life. You get up around 60 miles an hour, the kids enter phase three, where they start screaming again, but now they are screaming: “Stop! Stop! Please slow down!” Don't stop though; keep going faster and faster. When you get to 100 miles an hour, you enter phase four. That's where the kids begin to fly off the merry-go-round.

Now when this happens, you will notice a very interesting phenomenon of physics. If the merry-go-round is going clockwise when the kid flies off, the kid will be spinning clockwise. Until he encounters resistance, like a tree or a pole. That's because of a law in physics known as the conservation of angular momentum. See, if a spinning object breaks apart, the pieces that fly off are gonna spin the same direction, because the outside is moving faster than the inside. And we can talk all day about the conservation laws if you'd like, but the professor said: “Yes, I know about the conservation laws.” I said: “Well good, sir, then let me ask you a question. If the universe began as a spinning dot like you said, why do two planets spin backwards, and probably three?” He got real quiet, a puzzled look on his face. I said: “Sir, why do eight out of ninety-one known moons spin backwards? Why do Jupiter, Saturn, and Neptune have moons going both directions at the same time? Why is the Sun 98% hydrogen and helium, but the other planets are less than 1% hydrogen and helium? And why are these nine planets so different from each other? If it all came from the big bang, why are they all so different? Very different compositions! And why do some whole galaxies spin backwards?” CNN did an article: “Goofy galaxy spins in wrong direction.” I said: “Sir, why are these things going backwards?” He said: “I don't know. Why do you think they are going backwards?” I was hoping he was gonna ask that. I said: “Sir, it's really simple. You see, ‘In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth,’ and God did it that way on purpose, just to make the big bang theory look stupid.” Yes, amen.

 
Go back The Biblical big bang

Now, I do believe in the big bang, because the Bible teaches the big bang. It says: “The heavens shall pass away with a great noise.” In the original Greek, that's a big bang! So there is going to be a big bang. It just didn't happen yet, ok? So kids, if you go to school, and some professor says: “Hey, do you believe in the big bang?” You should say: “Yes I do, and you'd better get saved and get ready for it.” The big bang is coming soon to a city near you.

By the way, if the world came from a big bang and slowly evolved over billions of years, why did Jesus die on the cross? What's the purpose of the death of Christ? And when the Bible says God is going to restore the world like it used to be, restore it to what? More death and suffering? We cover more on that theistic evolution position in video #7. And the big bang theory is ludicrous for numerous reasons, ok? If the big bang theory were true, then matter would be evenly distributed. But it's not. Serious, serious problems with the big bang theory! Even Fred Hoyle said: “I have little hesitation in saying a sickly pall hangs over the big bang theory.” Get more on that in the book, Evolution Cruncher. It's a 900-page book; it's only $5.00. Excellent book to give away to every kid in your high school.

 
Back to Main Index The second law of thermodynamics

 

The second law of thermodynamics tells us: “Everything tends toward disorder.” If you leave something alone for awhile, it's gonna rot, rust, die, fall apart, or break down. Nothing gets better by itself. That's what the Bible teaches. “...the heavens are the works of thine hands: they shall perish; ...they wax old as doth a garment.” (Heb. 1:10-11) Nothing gets better by itself. Take a look at your hairdo when you wake up in the morning. You'll see exactly what I am talking about. Everything tends towards chaos, all right? Here is Sue at 20. Here she is at 90. And here she is at 3,000. Everything tends toward chaos, folks, all right? “All you have to do is nothing, and everything deteriorates, collapses, breaks down, wears out. That's what the second law is all about.” Everything is getting worse. Nothing is getting better. But the textbook says: “Humans probably evolved from bacteria more than 4 billion years ago.” Was your great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandpa bacteria?

Evolutionists will say: “Well, Hovind, don't you know that if you add energy, you can overcome the second law of thermodynamics? And the earth receives energy from the sun, so the earth is an open system. That's how we overcome the law.” I understand the argument, but they are missing the point.

  1. The universe is a closed system, number one.
  2. Number two, adding energy is destructive, unless there is a special mechanism to use and harness the energy.

See, the Japanese added a bunch of energy to Pearl Harbor one day. They didn't organize a thing for us, did they? So a few years later, we added some energy to a few of their cities, you know, we returned the favor. Didn't organize anything for them. Adding energy is destructive. The sun adds energy to the roof of your house; but it's going to destroy your house. The sun's energy will destroy the entire house. The sun's energy will destroy the roof on your car. It will destroy your upholstery. The sun's energy will destroy your paint job. There is only one thing that can actually use the sun's energy; chlorophyll. And one little plant cell is more complex than a space shuttle. We cover more on that in video #4. Evolution violates the second law, and evolution is wrong, ok?

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Back to Main Index ‘Millions of years ago...’ or ‘There once was...’

This textbook shows the kids a fossil starfish and says: “3.4 billion years old... the remains of an early ancestor of modern human beings.” Was your great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandpa a starfish? How about Discover magazine, November 2004: “Was your ancestor a sea sponge?” “This is your ancestor.” Wow, who's your Daddy? Now, please don't laugh at this next picture, ok? This is gonna be a picture of my brother when he first wakes up in the morning, after his first cup of coffee, which apparently was a little too strong. By the way, I've got to warn these kids. Kids, listen carefully. Do not drink coffee! Because if you drink coffee when you are young, when you get married, your babies will be born naked and illiterate. And tea is worse. There was an Indian once, who drank four gallons of ice tea. That night, he drowned in his teepee. Be careful with that stuff; it's deadly. Anyway, this'll be my brother, please don't laugh, he can't help it. There he is, right there!

Notice what the textbook says: “30 million years ago...” Now kids, let me translate that for you. Anytime the textbook says: “million of years ago,” what it means is, long ago, and far away. It means a fairy tale is coming next, ok? That's your warning, a fairytale coming up. “Thirty million years ago these critters evolved.” There's that word again, you've got to watch that. It says: “They are ancestral to both humans and modern apes.” Ancestors to humans? Grandpa? “What big eyes you have, grandpa!” - “All the better to see you with, my boy.”

 
Go back You are taught you're an animal

You know, we've been teaching kids they are nothing but an animal. And today a lot of them act like animals. Even Barbara Reynolds figured it out. She said: “Your kids go ape in school? Here's why”, he's “being taught evolution.” Guess what, Johnny: “You are an animal and share a common heritage with earthworms.” - “Huh, huh, you mean I'm just an animal? Huh, ok.” Have you ever stopped and thought, that possibly what we are teaching the kids is may be affecting how they behave? What you believe determines how you behave. Kids are taught today, you know, that you are just an animal. The rock music these days is all full of death and destruction and blood. Well, the Bible says: “They that hate me love death!” (Prov. 8:36) Kids are taught today: “There are no absolutes.” I was in a debate one time, and this professor said: “Hovind, there are no absolutes!” I said: “Are you absolutely sure?” Blew his little brain! “Now, hold on a minute, how can I be absolutely sure, when there are no absolutes?”

 

 
Back to Main Index How do atheists tell right from wrong?

I was speaking in a public school in Pennsylvania a couple of years ago, and this kid sat on the second row. He said: “Hovind, I am an atheist. There is no God.” I said: “Are you sure?” He said: “I am sure.” I said: “Let me ask you a question, son.” I said: “Do you know everything?” He said: “Oh, no...no.” I said: “Well, ok, good.” I said: “Do you think maybe you know half of everything?” He said: “Nooo...” - “Well ok, let's pretend for a few minutes that you know half of everything. Would it be possible then for God to exist in the other half you don't know?” Brand new thought, rattled around in his brain for awhile and got lost, I'm sure! I said: “By the way son, if you're an atheist, let me ask you a simple question. How do you tell right from wrong?” Ask an atheist that question some time. How do you tell right from wrong? He said: “That's easy I decide what's right and wrong.” He said: “I am the god of my own universe.” I said: “I am glad to hear about that, son, because I am going to shoot you in five minutes.” He said: “You can't do that.” I said: “Oh yeah I can! You see, I am the god of my own universe, and I decided it's fine for me to shoot you.” You see where that logic would lead in a hurry if “every man did that which was right in his own eyes,” like the book of Judges (17:6) says. Serious problems for society, big time! How do you tell right from wrong? A simple question to ask an evolutionist. They don't have a way to tell. I mean, maybe Osama bin Laden should decide right from wrong. Maybe Bill Clinton should decide right from wrong. If he has any idea where to find it! I mean, how do you tell right from wrong? Simple! It's real easy to tell right from wrong, “Thus saith the Lord.” (413 times in Bible) Now you see, that is absolute. And the Lord said: “Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you.” (Lev. 19:28) Some people either don't know what God says, or maybe they just don't care what God says. But God says don't do that, ok? Now, if you did it in the past, ok, say: “God, I'm sorry, it was dumb,” and don't do it again, alright.

 
Back to Main Index Teachers can teach creation in public schools


Consult article here (pop-up window).

A lot of teachers don't seem to understand. They just blindly follow the textbook and think that they have to teach this evolution theory. No, you don't have to teach this evolution theory, ok! Teachers can teach creation in public schools if they want. We've got a video tape called: The Public School Presentation, which deals with all the laws about teaching creation in public schools. What happened was, Arkansas and Louisiana passed laws to require that creation be taught. The court struck it down in both cases. They said: “You cannot require that creation be taught.” They said: “The teachers can teach it if they want, but it has to be voluntary on the teacher's part.” Even Stephen Gould said: “No statute exists in any state to bar instruction in ‘creation science’. It could be taught before, and it can be taught now.” He was commenting on the 1987 Supreme Court decision. What's happened though, the ACLU, the American Communist Lawyers’ Union, they have tried really hard to spread the propaganda around that you cannot talk about creation in the public schools. And that's just simply not true. It's always been perfectly fine to teach creation in the public schools. There's never been a law against that at all, ok?

But if a teacher gets up in front of the class and the teacher says: “Ok kids, listen, you started off like a slime, and you slowly evolved to a human.” You don't need to be a genius to figure out that teaching will destroy some kid's faith in the Bible. And anybody that destroys a child's faith, better read what Jesus said about that. He said: “Whose shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck... And he were drowned in the depth of the sea.” (Matt. 18:6) Anybody that teaches evolution is in trouble when they stand before God. The Bible says: “Be not many masters, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation.” (James 3:1)

 
Back to Main Index When textbooks were being rewritten... (since 1959)

It's interesting, though, what happened. Back in the 1950s, the average textbook in America had very little evolution, 2 or 3,000 words was all. In 1957, the Russians beat us in the space race by launching Sputnik and Americans panicked. How many of you are old enough to remember the panic in America when the Russians were winning the space race? I mean, they had articles in Life magazine like: “How You can Survive Fallout.” They said: “The Soviets are ahead of us in science, because the Soviets teach evolution. We don't teach it in our schools.” I mean, they had articles on how to build your own bomb shelter. People were building them in their back yard, ok, to survive nuclear fallout. Wait a minute; the Soviets are ahead in science because they teach evolution? What does evolution have to do with putting up a satellite?

But then, in 1959 it was the hundred-year anniversary of Darwin's book coming out. And in 1959, Eisenhower asked congress for a billion dollars to push more evolution into the school system. And he got it. American textbooks were rewritten in the late 50s and early 60s to include more evolution. They called it: “The cold war reconstruction of American science education.” Our whole science curriculum and other curriculum were rewritten to make sure evolution was taught. And by 1963 the average textbook had 33,000 words about evolution. By 1963, prayer was taken out of our school system. Anybody remember that? Madalyn Murray O'Hair?

 
Go back Decline in moral standards since 1963

By 1963 we saw a great rise in pre-marital sex for every single age bracket. We saw a great rise in sexually transmitted diseases for ten- to fourteen-year-olds. We saw a great rise in unwed birth rates, a 550% increase in pregnancies. The difference is being aborted. Now one-third of all the kids born in the hospitals are born to a couple that are not married. They are illegitimate children. One-third of them. Now listen carefully. If you are one of those, this is for you. Timothy was a ‘half-breed’ that never should have been born. Timothy's mommy was Jewish, his daddy was Greek. The Jews weren't supposed to marry anybody but Jews. Mama disobeyed; Timothy is the result. But he wanted to serve God, and God said: “I'll take you, son.” (II Tim. 1:2) He wrote two books in the Bible. So if your parents messed up, you shut your mouth, and quit your whining, and go serve God with your life, ok? There is no excuses. God will use anybody, ok? The number of unmarried couples living together has increased radically since 1963. God's Word hasn't changed. He said: “Thou shalt not commit adultery.” (Ex. 20:14) He said: “Whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.” (Heb. 13:4) Jesus said: “If you even look and lust, you have committed adultery already in your heart.” (Matt. 5:28) By the way, ladies, that's why it's important how you dress, ok. My daddy always said: “If you're not in business, don't advertise.” Divorce rates have gone crazy in this country. Child abuse is up 2,300%. Illegal drugs are up 6,000%. Violent crimes nearly a 1,000% increase.

 
Go back Do we need more gun control today?

I am not that old, you know, but I remember the days when you did not have to lock your house. Anybody remember those days? And you left the keys in the ignition all the time. You never took them out, because you might lose them. And you go up to the average high school and half of the pickup trucks in the parking lot had a loaded rifle hanging in the back window. And nobody got shot in school in those days, did they? You probably didn't hear about this, but the kids at Columbine High School that shot everybody, you know, were very strong believers in evolution. They did the shooting on Hitler's birthday, on purpose. They shot Isaiah Shoels just because he was black. Hitler hated black people; so did they. This was evolution-motivated shooting. And right after the shooting, Rosie O’Donnell got on her TV program and said: “See, we need more gun control.” Uh Rosie, those kids broke 18 gun laws going into that school. I don't think two more gun laws would have slowed them down. See, Rosie can't figure it out; but one guy figured out the whole thing and put it on the spare tire cover on his van. I saw that; I said: “Man, I've got to get a picture of this!” This explains everything. He said: “Blaming guns for Columbine is like blaming spoons for Rosie O’Donnell being fat.” It's not the spoon's fault, Rosie, ok! And it's not the guns’ fault, either. Yeah, blame the gun, that's brilliant!

SAT scores have plummeted since 1963. Twice in the last forty years they have dumbed down the test. They made the test dumber, so the scores would go back up. Teen suicide rates have gone crazy.


 
Biblical and evolutional approaches

Back to Main Index The evolutionairy fairy tale

Now look, if I told you if you kissed a frog, it would turn to a prince. You say: “No, froggs don't turn into princes.” How many of you ladies got your husband by kissing a frog? Come on, let's see. Looks like only about three, ok. See, it doesn't happen very often; but in the textbooks it does. We started off like an amoeba and slowly evolved into a frog and very slowly became a prince. It's the same fairy tale. See, if the frog turns into a prince quickly, we all know it's a fairy tale. But if the frog turns to a prince slowly, now then, that's modem science. No, I'm sorry, that's still a fairy tale, ok, even more of a fairy tale. The difference though is not a kiss. That won't do it anymore. Today, boys and girls, if you want to turn your frog to a prince, you have to have a superduper, special, high-powered, magic ingredient called billions and billions of years. How many have ever heard that before? “Billions of years ago...” It's all in the textbooks. It's on TV. It's in the magazines. It's in National Pornographic ..eh, Geographic, I mean. “Billions and billions of years ago...” They talk about it like it's a fact of science, you know.

 
Go back A belief system

Here is a fourth grade textbook. It says: “Many millions of years ago...” Now wait a minute. If anybody ever says that to me, I say: “Excuse me, were you there?” They'll say: “No, of course I wasn't there.” And I'll say: “Now do you know the earth is millions of years old? I mean, is this really part of science? Is this something we can observe, and study, and test, and demonstrate?” They'll say: “Well no, but everybody believes the earth is millions years old.” No, they don't. Most Americans believe the earth is less than 10,000 years old and God made it. Less than 15% are evolutionists and atheists in the test that they take, in the surveys. Majority of Americans do not believe the earth is millions of years old. Now it's true that slightly more than half of the scientists believe in evolution. That's true, I agree. But that doesn't make it true. It's true they believe it, but what they believe is not true. See, just because a bunch of scientists believe something that doesn't mean anything.

  • There was a time when the scientists taught that the planets go around the earth.
  • The scientists used to teach a big rock will fall faster than a little rock.
  • They used to teach that if you were sick, you had bad blood. Take out your blood, and you will get better. There were special places all over America to get your blood taken out. You could tell where they were, because they had a white pole with a red stripe around it. The barber was the bloodletter. And right beside George Washington, when they were bleeding him to death, was a Bible that told him: “The life of the flesh is in the blood?” (Lev. 17:11) Man, if they would have read that verse, he might still be alive today. Well, he would have lived longer, ok.

 
Back to Main Index Use of the ‘limiting factor’ to date something

But listen, if you went scuba diving and found a treasure chest full of gold coins. And I asked you the simple question: “When did the boat sink?” You say: “I don't know.” Well, look at the dates on the coins. If there's a coin in that box from 1750, you ought to be able to figure out that the boat sank after 1750. How many can figure this out with no help at all, ok? It couldn't sink before that, could it? You don't poke around in the box and find the oldest coin. You have to find the most recent coin. And that kind of limits when the boat could have sunk. That's called the limiting factor. Did you know that there are probably a hundred different ways to tell how old the earth is? A lot of them give big numbers, a lot of them give small numbers, but it's the small ones we've got to worry about.

If you find a dinosaur bone, you should notice two things about it immediately. Number one, it does not talk. Number two, it does not have a date stamped on it. It does not say: “Made by a dinosaur in 70 million BC in Taiwan.” They don't say that, ok? So, how do you tell the age of a fossil? How do you tell the age of the earth? How old is this earth anyway? Well, the Bible dates add up to about 6,000. The textbook says it's billions. Somebody is wrong. There is a difference between 6,000 and 20 billion. Congress doesn't seem to understand the difference, but there is a difference, ok? We'll talk about that in the next session. How do you show the earth is not billions of years old? But if it is only 6,000 years old like the Bible teaches, that raises some interesting questions. What about the dinosaurs? What about carbon dating? How did the light from the stars get here? What about Grand Canyon? Didn't that take million of years to form? What about the geologic column? Well folks, that's why my seminar is about seventeen hours long. I am talking as fast as I can go, but we cover all that. We'll cover some more of that in just a minute.


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