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Dear Institute for Creation Research

Christopher L. Jorgensen
P.O. Box 546
Ames, IA 50010


July 29, 2013


Institute for Creation Research
P. O. Box 59029
Dallas, Texas 75229


Dear Institute for Creation Research,

I didn’t pay enough attention is school, since essentially I am lazy. I thought it would be a much easier path in life to just allow others to make my decisions for me. This is why when the recruiter and my parents decided I should go into the military I didn’t protest, since putting up a fight would have been effort. I thought the military would be fairly easy, but then they decided I needed to run a lot and wash a lot of pans, dig holes, and maybe someday shoot people or have them shoot at me. Anyway, somewhere in there I learned allowing others to think for you is actually more work than just doing it yourself.

I grew up with a bible. I’ve read it cover to cover a few times, and it’s actually got some good advice and some good stories (if you forget about all the begats and such). Anyway, like I said, at some point I began to think for myself and I don’t really need others to tell me what the bible says! It’s right there on the page. I’m on board with the Creation. I believe God made the whole everything in six days. In fact, being all-powerful and whatnot I get confused when I try to decide why it took him that long!

There’s a few things I need help with though. Please give me a biblical explanation for fossils. Also, if stars are billions of light years away how can we see them? How come dinosaurs aren’t in the bible? Or are these what were killed in the flood?

Thanks.

Sincerely,


Christopher L. Jorgensen

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Reply:

Institute for Creation Research

August 7, 2013


Mr. Christopher L. Jorgensen
P.O. Box 546
Ames, IA 50010-0546

Dear Christopher,

Thank you for contacting the Institute for Creation Research (ICR).

In response to your questions, please let me give you three short answers and then recommend some good books for you.

  1. Fossils are explained by the Global Flood as recorded in Genesis 6-9.
  2. Distant starlight has several explanations — no one, not even secular scientists have the definitive answer — but one thing we know is that no one knows the exact speed of light.  What we currently have is the “average” speed of light that is measured by beaming light from Point A to Point B, reflecting the light from Point B back to Point A and measuring the amount of time it takes for the round trip (which equals 186,000 miles/second). No one has come up with a way to measure the “one-way” speed of light (from Point A to Point B). So, to determine the distance of the stars by “light years” is really just a scientific “guess.”
  3. Finally, the Bible does talk about dinosaurs.  Read Job 40 and 41. The word “dinosaur” was not invented until 1841. The King James Bible (1611) was translated more than 200 years before the word “dinosaur” existed.  What you find in the Bible are references to “dragons,” which are very likely dinosaurs.  See Deuteronomy 32:33; Nehemiah 2:13; Job 30:29; Psalm 44:19; 74:13; 91:13;148:7; Isaiah 13:22; 27:1; 34:13, 35:7; 43:20; Jeremiah 9:11; 10:22; 14:6; 49:33; 51:34,37; Micah 1:8; Malachi 1:3.

The following recommendations for you can be purchased from our online store at http://store.icr.org/ or by calling our customer service number (800) 628-7640. I would highly recommend the following:

The Fossil Record by John D. Morris and Frank Sherwin
The Global Flood by John D. Morris
Taking Back Astronomy by Jason Lisle
The Created Cosmos (DVD)
Dinosaurs and the Bible by Brian Thomas
Dragons or Dinosaurs? (DVD)

We have many other great resources that may interest you.  We also have many articles dealing with these topics that you can read online.  I would encourage you to take advantage of our search engine at http://www.icr.org/home/search/. Just type in your keyword(s), like “dinosaurs,” into the appropriate search box, select “Articles” from the drop-down box, and click on the “Advanced Search” button that appears below the form. If you have any other questions, please feel free to send an email to contact@icr.org.

We appreciate your interest in and support for ICR.

Best regards,

Ernesto E. Carrasco M.C.Ed.
Instructor
Institute for Creation Research
1806 Royal Lane
Dallas, Texas 75229

Proclaiming Scientific Truth in Creation

 

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Commentary:

I found these guys when they had an ad up for a creationist scientist. I thought about applying, since I know very little about science, so I figured it would be a decent shortcut, since I am guessing few creationist scientists do either, but click the link, decide for yourself. Just don’t come crying to me when your brain hurts.

I really don’t have much to say about this one, other than if I am wrong I suppose I will burn in hell for all eternity. That’s OK though, I am fairly certain I am right. I’m more afraid of the creationists than I am the judgement of their god.

Kali on the other hand? That bitch is scary!

By Christopher L. Jorgensen

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