An Answers in Genesis chat about the ice age(s)

Answers in Genesis had its first ever live chat on Facebook today, where people could discuss the article When Was the Ice Age in Biblical History with one of the authors. Unfortunately, the author who chatted was the editor of Answers magazine, Mike Matthews, not Andrew Snelling, AiG's geologist. The basic idea of the article …

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The Pleistocene is not in the Bible — A critique of “When Was the Ice Age in Biblical History?”

Young-Earth creationists (YECs) attempt to squeeze most of the geological record into the brief span of Noah's flood, even though the Bible does not state that the flood was responsible for Earth's sedimentary rocks, and does not even require that the flood covered the entire Earth (read more here and here). There is an important exception …

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Around the web 3/22/2013 — The ice age only lasted 250 years, evaporites formed from magma, environmentalism is bad for us, and more

There have been a number of articles on the web the past few weeks that deserve a long analysis, but some short notes will have to do. THE ICE AGE (SINGULAR) OCCURRED BETWEEN 2250 AND 2000 B.C. -- Answers in Genesis posted an article in February by Andrew Snelling and Mike Matthews entitled When Was …

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Thin ice and the importance of Quaternary geology

From NASA Earth Observatory: 2011 Sea Ice Minimum From the description (emphasis added): In September 2011, sea ice covering the Arctic Ocean declined to the second-lowest extent on record. Satellite data from NASA and the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) showed that the summertime ice cover narrowly avoided a new record low. [...] …

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Antarctic ice cores: a window to ice age climate change

American researchers have completed the second deepest Antarctic ice core ever drilled. Analysis of dust and entrapped air bubbles give a picture of the Earth's atmosphere and climate over the past 100,000 years. From the National Science Foundation: Ice Cores Yield Rich History of Climate Change -- Research project completes drilling for the year, reaching …

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Climate change survey

From CNN: Surveyed scientists agree global warming is real. The results of a University of Illinois survey of scientists include the following: 90% of the scientists surveyed agreed that global temperatures have risen compared to levels from before 1800. 82% agreed that human activity been a significant factor in this increase of mean global temperatures. 97% of …

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