Scientists Falsely Date Footprints to 800,000 Years Old Using Circular Reasoning

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Recently some scientists in the UK found some footprints and they claim that these prints are at least 800,000 years old.  They are obviously starting with the assumption that the earth is millions and billions of years old.  It is a shame, but, most people reading an article like this would never question how they came up with the date of 800,000 years.  They would just assume that it is true.

So how did they come up with this date of 800,000 years?  Well, let’s take a closer look at the article.

“Scientists dated the footprints by studying their geological position and from nearby fossils of long-extinct animals including mammoth, ancient horse and early vole.”[1]

So they dig around in the dirt, and since the footprints were in a certain position or depth in the dirt, they must be 800,000 years old.  That is not science…that is stupid!

They say well we know that these footprints are 800,000 years old because we find these other fossils in this particular layer that are 800,000 years old.  They call them index fossils.

Well, this brings up the question: how do you know these index fossils are 800,000 years old?  They say they know this because of what geological layer it is in.

So they know how old the fossil is because of the layer, and they know how old the layer is because of the fossil.  That doesn’t make any sense at all.  It is circular reasoning.

We need to start with the Bible on all matters.  You see 6,000 years ago God created everything.  About 4,400 years ago there was a world-wide flood.  2,000 years ago was the life of Jesus Christ, and here we are today about 2,000 years later.

So obviously, using the Bible as our starting point, these footprints are less than 6,000 years old.

I highly recommend that you watch the Creation Seminar by Dr. Kent Hovind.  With topics like The Age of the Earth, The Garden of Eden, Dinosaurs and the Bible, and Lies in the Textbooks, he demolishes the evolutionary worldview and shows that the Bible is absolutely 100 percent correct.  You can watch it on our website for free, it is also one of our playlists on YouTube.


[1] http://news.msn.com/science-technology/scientists-find-800000-year-old-footprints-in-uk



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