Forget I Mentioned It

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I’ve always thought I’ve done my best thinking when others do it for me. That’s when I’m at my intellectual best. But every now and again, I get an original thought. Just so happens I got one last night. It’s a tired subject, the age of the earth and for that reason, humanity.

Those busy archeologists find artifacts, buildings, and even entire cities, buried beneath rock or hundreds of feet under water. No biggie except that these things are older than the accepted 5000-6000 years idea before man is thought to have gained the knowhow and ability to construct and build cities and monuments.

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In 2000-numnummnum, off the Gulf of Combay (off of India) a city was discovered that had no business being there. Another problem: carbon dating placed its construction 12,500 years ago. I suppose the hunters and gatherers got bored, built a city, decided it wasn’t that big of a deal and went back to hunting and gathering. Of course, Indian history and their historic epics said there were great cities south of India, back when its land extended hundreds of miles southward above water. Same with the Incas, Mayans, and the Sphinx told from Egyptian epics. Each told of a preceding civilization, in which from they inherited the monuments and structures.

At any rate, this, along with many other things, challenges the orthodox view when civilization began. The Darwinist’s view is that some things happened, at some point before time began, then life began precisely 4 million years ago 6am next Tuesday, animals and humans emerged extremely slowly from highly improbable accidental causes over a period of time according to laws of probability.

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Therefore, the four billion year old earth was determined not by scientific observation or geologic evidence but by estimating how long it should have taken these random events to have occurred given the extreme probability of life having occurred at all through random, material causes. I almost forgot. We all happened in Africa, and we left from there about 100,000 years ago, day after tomorrow. Problem is there is evidence that life was already present everywhere, simultaneously.

Oh well, it’s better not to think of this stuff on your own. Forget I mentioned it.

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2 thoughts on “Forget I Mentioned It

  1. Epistemology. Wow, now there’s a subject that can make you reach for the advil. Just try, try, to read Kan’t Critique of Pure Reason, or Wittgenstein’s Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus. You’d much rather risk your life diving in shark infested waters to conduct research on a submerged city.

    I will point out that finding that submerged city in the Gulf of Combay will cause a reexamination of the history of civilization for sure. As for Darwin’s theory, I don’t think that had any bearing on establishing the age of the earth. Geologists used carbon dating, thousands of measures from around the world, to reach a good estimate of the earth’s age. Darwin’s theory wasn’t something they would have considered in reaching an age of the earth.

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