Ramm's book sparked a young Bible teacher and seminarian, John C. One reason for its success, besides the more refined methods of persuasion in the book, is because Morris came from the mainline Baptist community rather than the fringe Seventh-day Adventist community as did Price. This was in early and it was a life-changing experience for me. For those interested I would recommend reading this book because it is the one quoted by nearly all historians related to the history of young earth creationism and it will give you a broad overview of how young earth creationists deal with science and the Bible.
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Morris introduces his section on geology with the frank statement that Bible-believing Christians face "a serious dilemma" because contemporary geologists present "an almost unanimous verdict" against the fflood account of creation and the Flood.
This claim has now been rejected by nearly all modern young earth creationists. God designed that the discovery of these things should establish faith in inspired history; but…the things which God gave them [i.
Even so, the 19 th henesis scientific community was forced to conclude that there was no recent global flood, since there was no physical evidence to support it. Whitcomb and Morris "attributed the impasse between themselves and their critics to competing cosmologies "  and argued that the term science could refer only to "present and reproducible phenomena", not to observations made about past events. Craig had long fhe to acquire a manuscript ghe supported catastrophism.
Lots of good info, but very dry. As the manuscript neared completion, Moody Presswhich had expressed initial interest, now hesitated. Thanks for telling us about the problem.
The Genesis Flood, Creation Science Book Review, Henry Morris, John Whitcomb
I find this style of reasoning utterly immoral. He finished his most notable work inwhich was a college textbook entitled, The New Geology. Although I read portions of this book in my younger days I finally got around to reading it all the way through. If other literal interpretations were true, such as Day-age creationism and the Gap Theory, then this would mean the Seventh-day Adventist denomination is based upon error.
Instead of examining the evidence and drawing a conclusion from it, they start with the assumption that the Bible is the inerrant word of God and use it to interpret the evidence: In particular, I only read The Genesis Flood because it is referred to several times there, and my comparison with Frankfurt's analysis of "bullshit" borrows from James Ladyman's Towards a Demarcation of Science from Pseudoscience.
Morris was also shown the door by his liberal Southern Baptist minister in Blacksburg, Virginia and was virtually forced out of his teaching position at Virginia Tech.
BOOK HIGHLIGHT—The Genesis Flood by John C. Whitcomb & Henry M. Morris – P&R
Books by John C. Oct 11, Johnny Simonich rated it it was amazing. To conclude, this is one of the most distasteful pieces thee writing I have ever come across. Whhitcomb was a brilliant man, so his theory was based not from foolishness, but from a desie to make the data conform to his beliefs and not his beliefs to the data.
There are so many things wrong with this that I hardly know where to gebesis, but one obvious observation is that it would have made atmospheric pressure equivalent to that at the bottom of the ocean. A convincing argument against a young earth literal interpretation of the Bible in the early 19 th century was that no physical evidence for a global flood existed anywhere on the planet. For a book of mostly straight data, it is remarkably readable. The Weakest Point in the Evolution Theory.
If you are a scientific thinker, this book is for you.
Henry Morris' Deception
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Kelly rated it it was amazing Aug 18, I should add that the review owes a considerable debt to Pigliucci and Boudry's fine collection, Philosophy of Pseudoscience. Buckland quickly discounted this hypothesis since it did not conform to the geologic evidence.
If a mi A masterful mofris of old-earth, evolutionary, and uniformitarian views. In the third printing, "they silently revised the text. Again, the discovery of the Chicxulub meteorite crater came later, and surprised many experts.
My thinking has changed on the matter: The most flagrant examples are in the ascription of dates.