posted on Nov, 5 2004 @ 07:50 PM
Why does such a topic even have any meaning whatsoever? The compiled evidence overwhelmingly dashes any notion of a young Earth. Moreover, evolution
is an established fact,
certainly not a belief which requires no evidence at all. Simply put, one must rely on faith
in order to hold
most Biblical assertions as true. But certain evidentiary findings are indicative of some of the background of the stories, by way of archaeology.
Over many centuries, however, evidence for many of the narratives was found to be scant. Therefore, much was extrapolated in order to lend
credibility to the Bible. Consider Archbishop James Ussher
, who attempted
to ascertain the age of our planet using only Genesis, along with a liberal interpretation of the Hebrew calendar. The date of the creation of the
universe had to be subsequently revised, though; the simplistic and merely authoritarian tome proved too much for the interpretive skills of
Biblically-based "arguments" are mere contradictions to factual findings. Such contradictory lambasts by their very nature prove themselves false,
vis-a-vis reductio ad absurdum.