Article Review on the Origin of Old-Earth

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The Origin of Old –Earth Geology …21st Century
Diane Hammonds
Dr. Travis Bradshaw
PHSC210B11
September 3, 2014

Introduction

This article review will provide the reader with a brief overview of Dr. Mortenson’s article, Origin of Old-Earth Geology and its Ramifications for Life in the 21st Century, which was written on August 5, 2003. One will also read about Dr. Mortenson’s strengths and weaknesses as an author of his article. It should be noted that he does not take one side over the other, but rather presents information that he found during his thesis development. There are some definite strengths and weakness to his article that explores a debate that has been around for generations about how the earth came to be.

Overview

Dr. Mortenson focuses on four main reasons on how the earth was created, some of which have no mention of God and others that explain how God played a role in the creation of the earth. He begins his article out by discussing theories that were developed prior to the 19th century and he lets the readers know that the following three well known French scientists did not believe tat God played a role in the formation of the earth. These scientists were, Comte de Buffon (1708-1788), Pierre Laplace (1749-1827), Jean Lamarck (1744-1829), and how they were involved in the development of theories without the involvement of God. However, during the early 19th century there were three theories/ideas that existed to explain how the earth was formed: catastrophists, uniformitarians, and scriptural geologists. Of these three theories two of them believed that God played some role in the creation of earth. Then came about the idea of the scriptural geologists who believed full heartedly that God played a major role in the creation of earth. There were four prominent scriptural geologists who played a role in the development of how…...

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