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Tag: James Hutton

  • Roots and fruits

    by Robert Gurney One way of discovering the true nature of a theory is to study its ‘roots and fruits’— that is, its origins and consequences. We shall see in this article that evolution’s origins are anti-Christian and anti-biblical, and its consequences appear to be … Continue reading

  • Eroding ages

    If our continents were old, they would no longer be here. by Tas Walker It was James Hutton, the Scottish physician-turned-geologist, who suggested in 1785 that the earth was immensely old. His famous assertion that there was ‘no vestige of a … Continue reading

  • Darwin’s Bulldog—Thomas H. Huxley

    by Russell Grigg Charles Darwin had little time for the scientific, theological and moral controversies engendered by the publication of his Origin of Species in 1859. Not so Thomas Henry Huxley (1825–1895), who leapt to the fray, even dubbing himself ‘Darwin’s bulldog’.1 Darwin … Continue reading

  • The Mythology Surrounding James Hutton and Hadrian’s Wall

    There is a certain mythology that has grown up in geological circles around James Hutton (1726–1797), the Scottish physician widely regarded as the father of modern geology. The legend that passes along the corridors of academia makes a good story … Continue reading

  • The Failed History of Uniformitarianism

    Readers of Acts & Facts and other creation science literature are well aware of the influence of Sir Charles Lyell. He, more than any other, was responsible for turning the scientific enterprise toward the principle of uniformitarianism. Beginning as long ago as … Continue reading

  • George Young (1777–1848)

    In the next few sub-articles, I would like to introduce you to a few of the most geologically competent 19th century Scriptural geologists that I was privileged to study. I begin with George Young, who was born in 1777 on … Continue reading

  • Hypercanes: Rainfall Generators During the Flood?

    A class of super-hurricanes provide a hitherto-unexplored mechanism for the 40-day rainfall during the global Flood. These unusual super-storms originate over areas of scalding-hot ocean water, as would be generated by submarine volcanoes during the early stages of the Flood. … Continue reading

  • Eroding Ages

    It was James Hutton, the Scottish physician-turned-geologist, who suggested in 1785 that the earth was immensely old. His famous assertion that there was ‘no vestige of a beginning, no prospect of an end’ paved the way for Darwin’s theory of … Continue reading

  • Don’t blame the map

    A review of The Map that Changed the World: The Tale of William Smith and the Birth of a Science by Simon Winchester Viking, London, 2001 by Tas Walker, Ph.D. The English canal builder, William ‘Strata’ Smith was a pioneer … Continue reading

  • James Hutton: The Man Who Found Time

    The man who made the wedge: James Hutton and the overthrow of biblical authority Review of The Man Who Found Time: James Hutton and the Discovery of the Earth’s Antiquity by Jack Repcheck Perseus Publishing, Cambridge, MA, 2003 by Tas … Continue reading

  • The illusion of millions of years

    by Gordon Howard “Hey presto!” and the rabbit appears in the hat. “Abracadabra!” and the woman in the box vanishes. Many enjoy this kind of ‘magic’, but we know there is a trick involved—it is all sleight of hand, ‘smoke … Continue reading

  • Apostle Peter Predicted Falsehood of Evolutionary Geology

    In the mid 1700’s, a Scottish farmer began observing the geology of his beloved Scotland. He watched as the wind and rain slowly eroded some of the landscape around him. Small streams carried tiny amounts of silt and sediment away … Continue reading

  • Geological Mythology

    There is a certain mythology that has grown up in geological circles around James Hutton (1726–1797), the Scottish physician widely regarded as the father of modern geology. The legend that passes along the corridors of academia makes a good story … Continue reading

  • James Hutton and geological snake oil

    A geologist friend of mine told me recently that he is distantly related to James Hutton. That’s something of which a geologist would be proud since Hutton is widely considered the father of modern geology. Hutton’s big contribution was a … Continue reading

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