Creation, to put it simple, has to do with the scientific theory of Special Creation. Simply put, according to the theory of Special Creation the universe exists by design and there is an intelligent creator behind it.
As a graphic design student and long time computer nerd, I can tell you with definite certainty that nothing complex happens by accident, which is why I believe in Special Creation. I know from experience that you don’t make complex and meaningful artwork by accident. If you don’t know what you’re doing when you create a composition it will not have the desired effect. Check my section on Graphic Design for information about that. It’s naïve to think that something as elaborate as a living cell can be created by chance, especially when you understand how to compose something as comparatively simple as a logo.
There are two schools of thought in Special Creation:
The Gap Theory
According to the Gap Theory, creation stories such as the Genesis account are metaphors for Darwinian Evolution.
This theory is completely bunk.
The Gap Theory is a convent little excuse to support the poorly substantiated belief in Darwinian Evolution. Many proponents of the Gap Theory sight that in the Hebrew language the Genesis account of creation came from the word for ‘day’ actually means ‘a length of time’.
Now is when a small amount of knowledge of linguistics comes into play. It is true that the Hebrew language has no specific word for day, however it is also true that whenever it sights a length of time, it always uses the context of the phrase to clarify the exact measurement.
For reference: I refer you to Genesis chapter 1 verse 5:
5 God called the light day, and the darkness He called night And there was evening and there was morning, one day.
While the word ‘day’ literally translated means ‘a length of time’, there is little room for interpretation left by the statement ‘And there was evening, and there was morning,’. The context is clear, one day means one literal day.
The Six-Day Theory
The Six Day Theory basically takes the Genesis Account of creation word for word. God created the world in six days.
More simply: Six to ten thousand years ago, God created the heavens and the Earth. 4400 to 5000 years ago, there was a flood that covered the entire planet, it was triggered by a commit. In the period during the flood the earth underwent dramatic changes
At this time I suppose it would be prudent to point out that I personally am a Christian and believe it was the Christian God who did it. Believing in Special Creation or the Six Day Theory does not require you to agree with me on that point. Which God you choose to believe in is a matter of faith.
Theirs a great deal of very hard, very factual scientific data supporting the Six Day or instantaneous creation of the universe.
Here’s the theory in a nutshell: Six to ten thousand years ago, God created the heavens and the Earth. 4400 to 5000 years ago, there was a flood that covered the entire planet, it was triggered by a commit. In the period during the flood the Earth underwent a series of very dramatic changes.
My favorite is Polonium 218 Halos, mostly because it involves imagining explosions. Polonium 218 is a radioactive compound with an extremely short half life. When that half life is reached, it creates a microscopic halo around the molecule. We find these halos preserved in granite all over the world; this means that the granite solidified at the instant these molecules reached their half-life.
Another good example is oil. Now, I’m sure you all learned in your high school science class that it takes ‘millions of years’ to form oil. Actually, scientists have squeezed the stuff out of garbage in about five minutes in a laboratory. Oil only takes pressure, time is a factor working against it. You see, oil is held in the earth at extremely high pressure, something like 20,000 PSI (I forget the exact figure.) Geologists who study the rocks over oil deposits have determined that they can only maintain this pressure for a limited amount of time, about 10,000 years. After that, the rocks collapse and the oil rises towards the surface. If the earth were ‘millions of years’ old, most oil fields would have had to be formed somewhere near the center of the earth. I’m not really sure how much plant an animal life there is at the earth’s inner core, but I’m guessing not a lot.
Comets, we all like commits. Those big snowballs that wander around in outer space and drop by every so often, usually with alien spaceships hiding in their tails? Yeah those things. As a comet passes through our solar system the sun’s heat melts them, causing the trail that makes such a great camouflage for UFO’s. (Disclaimer: I do not believe there are actually alien spaceships hiding in comet trails, I am merely poking fun at those who do) Now, comets are fairly predictable; you’re all familiar with Haley’s Comet, and those of you who are old enough might remember the infamous Hail-Bop comet (that one had tons of flying saucers hiding in its three tails). Anyway, the point is comets are finite, they have a size, and if a comet were to pass through our solar system every fifty years or so, eventually it would completely melt. If the universe were ‘billions of years’ old, we wouldn’t have comets by now. Of course evolutionists have a nice neat explanation for this: they call it the Ort Cloud. Mind you no one
has ever actually seen the Ort Cloud. In fact Ort, the guy who discovered it, never saw it either. I’d like to know how you discover something the size of an Ort Cloud without seeing it. It should be fairly obvious that this Ort Cloud doesn’t actually exist, and the reason we still have comets coming by to provide cover for aliens every so often is that the universe isn’t billions of years old.
Now, I do not profess to be an expert on Special Creation, I’m sure there are other theories out there besides Gap Theory and The Six Day Theory. However, these are the only two I am aware of.