29 June 2001
POINTS OF ORIGINS: Creationist Answers to Honest Questions
by Dr. Glenn Jackson
Why God Won't Go Away: Brain Science and the Biology of Belief is a book
about the new finding that certain areas of the brain are associated with
times of prayer. The authors say that explains away why we have this
"spiritual urge," when really there is no God. I have a different
suggestion. What if the One who created our brains deliberately designed them
so that we would have this "spiritual urge?" Think about it.
I just saw one of your articles in the Family and Faith section of the
Maryville Daily Times. I enjoyed your work and wanted to know if you have a
David in Cumberland County
No, I don't have a website. However, the website of the East Tennessee
Creation Science Association does keep a full text record of each installment
of my column. You can find them at: etcsa.org
Dear Dr. Jackson,
Okay then, if the flood happened 4000 years ago, where are the watermarks on
the Pyramids? The Sphinx thing suggests an age of 10,000 years, so that's
plausible, but the pyramids of Giza are 4000 years old. If that's when the
flood occurred, how could the Pyramids have been built then too? Are
mer-people, the survivor's of Atlantis responsible? They would be the only
one's capable of underwater construction. Or could it be that the flood
wasn't a global event, and is really a memory of a cataclysmic event in the
Black Sea during prehistoric times that was passed down by survivors who
migrated to the lands where similar myths developed. Maybe the earth is in
fact 4.5 billion years old, and that God made evolution, and that evolution
is His tool for creation. If plants were created before the sun, how could
they photosynthesize? The Sun doesn't revolve around the Earth does it? But,
I could be wrong too. Enlighten me.
Chris in St. Louis, MO
I'll address your points in order:
Please ... don't believe everything that you hear about us creationists. We often
attend evolution conferences such at the Darwin Day events held every year at UT.
In conversations with our evolutionist counterparts, we found out they actually
thought that we didn't believe in dinosaurs! Discussions and honest questions
(like yours) are the way that we can all grow intellectually. Keep
- Most creationists believe that the pyramids are not as old as you think,
but were built after the Flood.
- The Sphinx does indeed have water marks on it even though it's in the
desert, so it's probably pre-Flood and is hard evidence for the Flood.
- I know of no creationists who believe in mer-people nor Atlantis.
- I personally suspect that the Black Sea flood was a small initial
intrusion of the Great Flood, though most creation scientists do not think so.
- The "God used evolution" theory is a very common suggestion, with
which I disagree. Those who say that the six days of creation in Genesis One
really only symbolize eons of evolution, have a big problem with the plants.
These "theistic evolutionists" have the plants waiting around for the sun for
millions of years. Biblical literalists only have them waiting for only one
day ... no problem.
- There seems to be an effort by evolutionists to make a link in peoples'
minds between creationists and geocentrists (those who believe that the sun
revolves around the earth) and flat-earthers. I know of no creationists who
are geocentrists or who believe that the earth is flat.
Dr. Glenn Jackson holds four degrees in science and education from George
Mason University and University of Virginia. He has taught elementary
through college level sciences for over twenty years and in four states. He
is a lifetime member of both American Mensa and the Creation Research Society.
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