11 September 2001

POINTS OF ORIGINS: Walking on Eggs

by Dr. Glenn Jackson

A book written this year was co-authored by famous evolutionist Luis Chiappe and is entitled Walking on Eggs: The Astonishing Discovery of Thousands of Dinosaur Eggs in the Badlands of Patagonia. This discovery that was made just a few years ago was really a big surprise. What they found was the remains of a dinosaur nesting site. The big question was "How did such a large hatchery all get fossilized at the same time?" Everyone in science knows that the remains of living things can become fossils only if the conditions are just right. Check out the story told by a scientist who discovers any new fossil. Almost always they'll talk about how there was a flash flood or something that buried the dead animal under a lot of mud. The mud then hardened into rock and then you have the fossil. In this case, it was eggs that became the fossils. In almost every case, you will hear that the remains became fossils because they were covered with water and mud. Hmm, that sounds like a flood.

You know, if our entire planet Earth had ever been covered over with a flood, then today we would find that the surface of the Earth would be covered with rocks made out of old clay, mud, and sand from that flood. These old mud-rocks would be full of the skeletons and other remains of countless plants and animals that had been destroyed during the flood. Hmm. Guess what that's what we find.

I meet people who say to me, "Well, everybody knows that science proves the Bible is wrong." Really? They continue, "After all, the Bible wasn't written to be a book of science. It was written to be a book of faith. It can't be trusted when it talks about science." I'm not so sure about that. The Bible may not be a science textbook. But a math textbook is not a science textbook. A history textbook is not a science textbook. If I see some science in my math book, is there any reason to think that the science would be wrong? How about the history book? same thing. Like the math or history book, the Bible is accurate whenever it mentions science. It may be trusted both in matters of faith and of science. Every way that we've been able to check on it, the Bible has been accurate about history. Sometimes we've had nothing to go on except the Biblical historical accounts. Then we dig up the remains of some city or people that only the Bible mentions and there they are. Only in the past few years have we finally found any archaeological evidence to prove that King David or the Philistines ever existed. The Bible had descriptions of dragons before anyone even made up the word "dinosaur" or "fossil." All of these discoveries only prove more and more that the Bible is reliable. The book of Genesis is considered real history by three of the world's great religions Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. Here perhaps is where religion, history, and science all come together. Check out what the Bible says about history, about math, and about science. The so-called "contradictions" that the skeptics try to point out, just do not hold up when you take a closer look at them. I have to wonder why anybody would want to deliberately ignore this valuable historical record. Could it be because of the way that the account starts? "In the beginning God " Think about it.

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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