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Textual criticism

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Textual criticism is the attempt to piece together surviving fragments of manuscripts in order to represent accurately the original manuscript. Textual criticism of the Bible can start with the premise that the Bible is reliable history. It deals directly with the text, functioning as the analysis of ancient documents to determine at every point where scribal copying has produced differences. Lower or textual criticism is crucial and foundational to not just historical methods but also literary criticism as well. As is the case with any ancient document, none of the original autographs for the Old Testament remain - or if they do, we are not aware that they are the originals. It is possible that some particularly ancient fragments of the New Testament may in fact be fragments of the original autographs, given their age. Hence, textual criticism strives to determine which copies of the Old Testament are the most faithful to the original autographs, and which manuscripts of the New Testament are either original or at least faithful and correct to the original autographs.
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Transitional form

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A transitional form is a living or fossilized organism that is believed to be an evolutionary link between two distinct groups. This is suggested when the organism possesses characteristics that uniquely belong to different taxa, or when fossils exhibit traits that are considered primitive in comparison to living varieties. When we examine living populations, there is a clear distinction between various plants and animals, which has allowed us to classify them into taxonomic groups. Since evolution via random mutations must occur at an extremely slow and gradual rate, we should find a continuous series of intermediate fossils that illustrate the transition from one type of organism to another if this theory is valid. The sheer absence of these transitional forms is the most reiterated empirical evidence against evolution. In this arena quotes from honest evolutionists are numerous decrying the state of the fossil record.
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Gravity

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Gravity is a force which pulls together objects with mass. The modern gravitational theory was first proposed by Sir Isaac Newton in 1687. As one of the four natural fundamental forces, gravity is responsible for many of the universe's incredible qualities. It deals with general relativity, black holes, white holes, changes in tide, the relationship between space and time, and wavelengths of light. Although it may not be a major part of many topics, gravity plays a minor role in many of them to some degree. For example the curvature of space and the orbiting of the planets around the sun are all due to the consistency gravity has within the universe. When God created the universe he set forth ordinances for both the heavens and the earth to abide by, and they have remained consistent as seen through many experimentations and in every day life..
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This seminar was recorded June 2014 during the Apologetics Symposium at Cedar Park Church in Bothell WA. The NW Creation Network organizes this monthly educational program at Cedar Park, which features presentations by speakers, scientists, and authors who are dedicated to defending the Bible. These programs are broadcast through Live Streaming on the internet and the recordings uploaded to our YouTube channel for later viewing.




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Dinosaur

Dinosaurs are a diverse group of extinct reptiles best known for the varieties that reached enormous sizes. They included both carnivores (meat eaters), such as the monstrous Allosaurs that reached 40 ft in length, as well as herbivores (plant eaters) like Diplodocus that may have exceeded 115 ft. Dinosaurs are found in abundance in the fossil record due to the size and durability of their bones. Most creation scientist interpret the existence of such fossils to mean that the organisms were alive at the time of the global flood, which is described in the Biblical book of Genesis. Furthermore, because the text says that all land animals were placed on Noah's ark, the dinosaurs would also have been included, and therefore, became extinct sometime after the flood.


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Mount St. Helens

Mount St. Helens is an active volcano in Washington State, USA (the most active in the Cascade Range). The most recent series of eruptions began in 1980 when a large landslide and powerful explosive eruption created a large crater, and ended 6 years later after more than a dozen extrusions of lava built a dome in the crater. Larger, longer lasting eruptions have occurred in the volcano's past and are likely to occur in the future. Although the volcano seems to have returned to a period of quiet, scientists closely monitor Mount St. Helens for signs of renewed activity.







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