What about the Brits and the White Cliffs of Dover?
What a symbol of Merrie England!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Glenn Morton" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Jonathan Clarke" <email@example.com>
Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2002 6:29 AM
Subject: RE: YEC and loss of faith
> Jonathan Clarke wrote:
> >Two years ago there was one lady in tears because of the way in
> >which her world view had been challenged by the discovery of the
> >reality deep. Her faith survived, whether by denying geology or
> >by changing her world picture, I do not know.
> When I took my first carbonate field trip in 1983 (I was a physicist by
> training not a geologist), I was absolutely depressed by what I saw. Tiny
> little burrows in which the animal munched on limestone taking 6 micron
> bites in this Cretaceous rock. And then to see those same 6 micron bites
> modern limestones, knowing that it takes lots of time for those modern
> to dig, left me in quite a bad state for a while regarding geological
> evidence and YEC. I almost left YEC in 1983, but my 'faith' in the YEC way
> prevented me for another 10 years. What I found was that my faith was in
> others, like Baumgardner, etc, rather than in the Bible.
> Those who have not taken a carbonate field trip with a non-ICR scientist,
> should really take the time to see what it is that they are missing! The
> oolites which take time to form imply long ages. So does the chalk beds
> that are 90% constituted of coccoliths which traveled through the
> tracks of critters, meaning that cities like Dallas, built on chalk, are
> built on the excrement of marine animals! Or the 2500 feet of chalk poop
> the middle of the NOrth Sea which we have to drill through!
> see http://www.glenn.morton.btinternet.co.uk/dmd.htm
> for lots of creation/evolution information
> personal stories of struggle
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