My only claim was that a tree may die and remain standing, and that seemed apparent just from the pictures. I think you are right this time regardless, about me believing such articles without studying the science in detail, and I can excuse myself only by lacking the claim of being a geologist.Ã‚Â I do have bias, and I think that is normal and necessary too.Ã‚Â I am biased against the scientific minorities in favor of the majority.Ã‚Â I think it is hard to function in modern society without blindly accepting many scientific authorities.Ã‚Â Maybe you can do it, and if you can, then good on you.
Everyone has bias to a certain extent. But you have to check the bias if you are truly looking for truth. For when it goes across a certain line, it can cloud your judgement on what truth is on any subject.
Example (on a side note): I used to reject anything that dated over 10,000 years old because of my strong belief in YEC only. Now would you say I was bias because I looked at my belief before I looked at the evidence? Of course you would.
This is also how evolution works in the opposite manner. They are bias towards any evidence that may support a young earth. It is rejected before even considered. Why? There is really no scientific explanation as to why both young and old earth evidence exists together.
So to try and figure out how things look both young and old at the same time. I figured that the bible would have an explanation that most were missing. Including myself. So instead of being totally bias towards old earth dating, I pondered it to test it. Because if you do not test what you believe, and accept majority view of what truth is. Then you are accepting someone Else's version of truth as your own truth. Which also means that their truth controls your life, and how you will look at everything. A free thinker never accepts truth until he tests it. Or ponders it. A free thinker thinks as an individual.
A brain washed truth requires you to close your heart and mind to any other possibilities. And becoming narrow minded is a quality a lot of people do not like.
Leaving the door open for the possibility of a biblical explanation for old earth evidence "mixed" with young earth evidence. Kept me open minded towards this subject. Ready for God's word to show it to me. You see as long as I had accepted one truth, and rejected another possible truth. My mind would not allow an explanation, even from what I base all my truth around (God's word). So if I read the bible with that in mind, the only thing I would see would be what I wanted to see.
So upon allowing this pondering, and waiting for what I would be shown reading the bible. It suddenly hit me one day that the first six days of creation was done in a eternal time-line. This got me to wondering how this would affect how creation was done. But since we cannot experience eternity yet, the only way I could figure it out was to subtract from eternity time what cannot exist according to God's word.
Sin, death, and aging cannot exist in eternity. From there I had to figure out how time would pass without these processes being a part of it. To make a long story short, from that I figured out how things were created old, but was mixed with young earth evidence.
I never would have seen this if I did not leave the door open for a possibility and allowed myself to think freely. I still test this truth. I won't accept it totally until I'm convince that it explains the unexplainable. And can be confirmed by God's word, and evidence that science accepts (old earth) and ignores (young earth). Because young earth evidence could not hold it's ground against old earth evidence if there was not good evidence to support it. Because these debates would have died a long time ago if young earth evidence was as weak as old earthers imply that they are.
But every year science turns up an unexplainable find that absolutely does not fit in their old earth beliefs. But because they have narrowed their minds towards only old earth thinking. They ignore the young earth find, and basically will not have the answers to explain why one type of evidence is found mixed with another.
The finds are evidence for two parallel time-lines. Science will never see this because they will never ponder it. I can start another thread if anyone wants to discuss this further. So this does not derail this one.