Young Earth Science and the Dawn of a New World View
What is Young Earth Science (YES)? How old is the world? Are radiometric dating methods reliable? Is Darwinism substantiated by scientific evidence and valid arguments? How does the Renaissance of Catastrophism relate to the age of the Earth? Has plate tectonics occurred more rapidly in the past?
These and other queries are answered in Young Earth Science The Dawn of a New World View. This widely illustrated book features support from history, philosophy, geology, biology and physics. Discover this creative and multidisciplinary approach which provides affirmation that this planet is thousands of years old and not billions. Omniculturalism favors Catastrophism which supports the young earth stance and refutes Old Earth Fallacies (OEF’s). This valuable anti-bullying tool provides the scientific grounds for YES. Many who harshly ridicule young earth theory need to read this book and learn the genuine empirical warrant for YES. YES: Young Earth Science contains over 450 footnotes and more than 130 charts, graphs and illustrations. Although some parts are more technical, this book is for all readers with a general science background.
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An enthusiastic introduction to young earth science written in a pop-culture vernacular; a highly-readable treatise on a subject one is unlikely to encounter in the wild, let alone in the classroom.
First off, the acronym YES for Young Earth Science is super—has a nice ring to it. By way of contrast, YEC (for Young Earth Creationism) is lacking. Did Jay Hall, the author of Young Earth Science, originate it? I do not know, but he is to be commended for using that acronym and for much else that is in his 2014 book.
Second, I did not realize it when I got the book that this Assistant Professor of Mathematics is a Native American (of the Choctaw Nation). All the more I would like to meet this man. We have a common bond in mathematics. We have a common bond in affirming Young Earth Science (YES). I myself am the author of a booklet that features a statue of a Native American (Lenape Nation) on the front cover. Most importantly, we claim to be bonded “in Christ”.
In his 195-page book, the author bursts forth with much information and shares it using a mosaic approach. The pieces may seem somewhat disjoined to some, but the overall picture is coherent. A phrase he uses is evidentiary smorgasbord. He is to be commended for boldly taking on the old-earth consensus reigning among the elite.
There are many illustrations that increase interest and give white-space to pages. The author has a sense of humor. On page 3, for example, he speaks of Darwin “going down (as in Down House)” and asked (p57), “Would you want someone who failed the CPA exam five times to be in charge of handling your taxes for your billion dollar company?” Commenting about the radiocarbon dating procedure of asking what date you expect, he asks (p58), “When you go to the butcher to have your meat weighted, you don’t tell the butcher the weight—he/she tells you.”
He quotes Lucretius (p16) as holding to a “newly made” world based absent poetry before 1200 BC, and still valid argument for YES. The author is refreshingly blunt: “If amino acids racemize in just 15M years and non-racemized amino acids are found throughout the geologic column, then the established geologic timescale of hundreds of millions of years is wrong!”(p20). He quotes Harvard’s Gould (p75) that the trilobite eyes “have never been exceeded for complexity or acuity by later antropods.” This challenges the notion of going from simple to complex. And there are many other places I noted but am skipping over for brevity.
He does have a picture of Ben Carson on p83. Not only was Carson the only creationist in a panel including Dawkins and Collins, but my son, Peter, was under the supervision of this skilled doctor before we adopted him. There is an excellent image of “polystrate fossils” on p129.
On p132, he wrote that Darwin “was blinded by his Lyellian gradualistic PreSuppositions.” I like his phrase, global paroxysm, on p134. [I discern a typo at the top of p183 (1st line).]
He offered a prediction: “We predict that the radiocarbon age will be less than 50K years” for any piece of coal (p183).
I give the book 5 stars not because it is perfect but because this one who teaches the language of science is willing to lead a Native American charge into the smugness of Darwin’s Empire.