The Moon, Meteors, & Massive Basins

One of the criticisms I have heard about Creationists is the caricature that so-called scientists who believe the Bible don’t do real science: they don’t follow the evidence, seek to explain the evidence, and just resort to a God of miracles to explain the mysteries revealed by the scientific method.

I have not generally found that caricature to be accurate, although I could name a couple of writers who have, over the past 30 years, given biblical creationism a bad name. But poor representatives can also be found among secular, evolutionist scientists! Namely misotheists like Richard Dawkins, or those who resort to the belief that intelligent aliens seeded life on Earth, like Francis Crick. I’d like to think most secular scientists are more tolerant of religious beliefs than Dawkins, and more discerning than Crick.

One recent good example of a creationist doing excellent work to seek understanding and to seek scientific explanations for physical evidence aided by his belief in the truth of the Bible is Michael Oard, and his paper, “Large cratonic basins likely of impact origin”.

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This is a very interesting paper (though a bit tough to get through due to technical jargon). In summary, since the moon evidences over 1800 massive (30km) impact craters (an argument cited from another of Oard’s papers, see fn #39), Earth should bear the scars of thousands of massive impacts of proportionate diameters (many 1000km+). Impacts fit the physical evidence of many of the very large continental basins which secular, uniformitarian geology struggles to explain. Basins like these include the Hudson’s Bay Basin, Belt Basin, Williston Basin, and also the South Caspian Basin and Congo Basin. The presence of huge amounts of sediment in these cratonic basins fits a theoretical model that thousands of astroids impacted the Earth early in the global flood. This model also provides a mechanism for a number of features of Noah’s Flood, including prolonged rainfall, uplifting, tsunamis, and current dynamics.