Pathway in the Sea

Ever see a butterfly flutter by? John 3:7-8


Psalm 77:19

Thy way is in the sea, and thy path in the great waters, and thy footsteps are not known.



"The best way to show that a stick is crooked is not to argue about it or to spend time denouncing it, but to lay a straight stick along side it."

-D. L. Moody

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Could Steven Spielberg reply to the talking mountains of Switzerland, or does he just echo lies?



Creux du Van in Canton Neuchatel showing the limestone layers visible in the Jura Mountains
The Jura is a limestone range running from Lake Geneva to the Rhine river. This area makes up about 12% of Switzerland's land area. Located about 700 meters (2,297 ft) above sea level, this region is characterized by a limestone highland with deep river valleys.
The limestone rock in the Jura is a Jurassic period rock with numerous fossils and dinosaur tracks. The name Jurassic actually refers to the Jura region where these fossils were studied at the end of the 18th century.[11] The Jura is considered one of the most important sites for dinosaur footprints in the world. In one area near the village of Courtedoux, over 1,500 footprints were discovered in between 2002 and 2004 with an estimated 4,000-5,000 footprints still undiscovered.[12]



aaaaah... just one more thing, Mr. Spielberg....... if da dinosaur tracks were made in soft material, how were the impressions preserved while the material hardened? Wouldn't wind or tides or other fluid phenomena have wiped dem out? ...unless dey were covered by some protective material in the interim? Aaaah... can you explain what the talking mountains are telling us? I'm kinda puzzled...

Lucas, S. G. and Sullivan, R.M., eds., 2006, Late Cretaceous vertebrates from the Western Interior. New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Bulletin 35.

THEROPOD DINOSAUR TRACKS FROM THE UPPER CRETACEOUS (TURONIAN) MORENO
HILL FORMATION OF NEW MEXICO

DOUGLAS G. WOLFE
New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, 1801 Mountain Rd, NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104 (excerpted)
PRESERVATION ISSUES

The Moreno Hill Formation theropod tracks exhibit fine details
that require further study. The fossils are at risk from environmental degradation
and the finer material containing the track impressions will eventually
peel away from the firmer underlying sandstone. The tracks are
also at risk from vandalism. Efforts are currently underway to evaluate
potential preservation options in a challenging wilderness setting. At a
minimum the tracks will be cast following preparation and additional
documentation.




Gatesy (2003), Lockley (1998) and Milan (2006) have discussed
the various mechanisms and factors that affect track imprint preservation,
and the Moreno Hill tracks appear to present examples of several preservation
styles. Several of the "small-sized" tracks noted on Figures 2 and 3
appear as underprints exposed after weathering removed the overlying finer
mudstone to expose the underlying firmer sandstone. The underprints appear
as relatively unsegmented fusiform shapes created by medial-to-distal
digit impressions, suggesting a highly digitigrade posture of the track maker.
The better-preserved Moreno Hill tracks shown in Figures 4 and 5
show (but to a lesser degree) features described by Gatesy (2003) and Milan
(2006), where relatively deep tracks were made in softer, fine-grained substrates.
These include the displacement and subsequent in-filling of fluidrich
sediment as the pes was set down and later retracted upwards. The
track impression shown here in Figure 5 shows some of the en-echelon
sedimentary fabric within the impression typical of such "deep tracks" and
may also preserve an impression of the digit II claw formed as sediment
filled the track during/following retraction of the pes.


First Dinosaur Tracks from the Arabian Peninsula (excerpted)

Background

The evolutionary history of Mesozoic terrestrial vertebrates from the Arabian Peninsula is virtually unknown. Despite vast exposures of rocky outcrops, only a handful of fossils have yet been described from the region. Here we report a multi-taxon dinosaur track assemblage near Madar village, 47 km north of Sana'a, Republic of Yemen. This represents the first dinosaur tracksite from the Arabian Peninsula, and the only multi-taxon dinosaur ichnosite in the Middle East.

Discussion

The earliest sauropods are described from Upper Triassic of South Africa [24], indicating that the initial diversification of the group likely occurred before the separation of much of Pangaea, and as with the ornithopods, certainly predated the breakup of Gondwana. By the mid-Jurassic, sauropod dinosaurs are known from either body fossils or footprints from every major continental landmass except Antarctica [25], indicating a more or less global distribution.



...so deir tracks, eggs, skeletons, nests, etc. are preserved, in many cases, structurally intact, ...on every continent except Antarctica...but deir habitat has been obliterated beyond recognition... can you explain dis, Mr. Spielberg? Because forensic study of past tsunamis in the U.S. Pacific Northwest shows alternating layers of sand and mud as water flowed alternately inland and seaward as serial tsunamis struck the coast, presumably from seismic events at the offshore tectonic subduction zone...

The 1700 Cascadia Subduction Earthquake - Tsunami Deposits along the Cascadia Coast (excerpted)

Since 1987, when Brian Atwater of the USGS first reported finding evidence for repeated subsidence of coastal lowlands in Washington, scientists have searched for further geologic traces of great subduction earthquakes in the Northwest. Shortly after Atwater's discovery, researchers found evidence of a great tsunami in sand deposits along coastal areas of the Northwest.
Joanne Bourgeois, a researcher from the University of Washington, reported that sand sheets covering the buried wetlands along coastal Washington and Oregon closely resemble sand sheets deposited on lowlands of southern Chile by the great tsunami that followed the 1960 Chilean earthquake. Mary Reinhart, also from the University of Washington, studied the thickness of the Washington sand deposits and concluded that they are the result of what was likely a 10 meter tsunami along Washington's coast.
These sand sheets are layers of ocean sand in between layers of soil and mud. Atwater, Bourgeois, Rinehart and others believe that these sand sheets were created when a series of tsunami waves washed over subsided regions of the coastline and deposited sand, which later became covered over in mud.
Researchers considered the possibility that these sand deposits might be the result of nonseismic processes such as storms. However, Bourgeois and Reinhart's studies of these buried sediments and computer generated model simulations concluded that gigantic waves are the best explanation.


...perhaps you could clear up the mystery... of apparent global tsunamis (lateral water flows)... occurring over what are now mountains...






(Update: 08-09-09: On the History Channel's "Prehistoric Monsters Revealed" (erred at 9 a.m. 08-02-09) the paleon-tell-lie-gists said that in 99.9% of the cases, specimens are not preserved as fossils. Preservation in sediments is very rare. I'm somewhat puzzled by these statements. Aren't carcasses much more durable than footprints? If carcass preservation is extremely rare, wouldn't footprint preservation be almost, or totally, non-existent? They sound more like parrots than scientists.)
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In this video clip, the "scientists" admit that the so-called "geologic timescale" is formulated to accommodate the evolutionary narrative, not the hard evidence itself. Yet they laud the adoption of the Ediacaran Period as equivalent to the discovery of a new planet.

Geologic time scale (excerpted)

The identification of strata by the fossils they contained, pioneered by William Smith, Georges Cuvier, Jean d'Omalius d'Halloy, and Alexandre Brogniart in the early 19th century, enabled geologists to divide Earth history more precisely. It also enabled them to correlate strata across national (or even continental) boundaries. If two strata (however distant in space or different in composition) contained the same fossils, chances were good that they had been laid down at the same time.

Ediacaran (excerpted)

The Ediacaran Period (play /ˌdiˈækərən/; named after the Ediacara Hills of South Australia) is the last geological period of the Neoproterozoic Era and of theProterozoic Eon, immediately preceding the Cambrian Period, the first period of the Paleozoic Era and of the Phanerozoic Eon. Its status as an official geological period was ratified in 2004 by the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS), making it the first new geological period declared in 120 years.[5][6][7.....( Punctuation Periods. We should insert these into the Geologic Timescale. Can I have the Nobel Prize in Geology? Never mind. I prefer to keep my soul.)
Cap carbonates generally have a restricted geographic distribution (due to specific conditions of their precipitation) and usually siliciclastic sediments replace laterally the cap carbonates in a rather short distance and cap carbonates do not occur above every tillite elsewhere in the world. The C-isotope chemostratigraphic characteristics obtained for contemporaneous cap carbonates in different parts of the world may be variable in a wide range owing to different degrees of secondary alteration of carbonates, dissimilar criteria used for selection of the least altered samples, and, as far as the C-isotope data are concerned, due to primary lateral variations of δ l3Ccarb in the upper layer of the ocean.[14][17] Furthermore, Oman presents in its stratigraphic record a large negative carbon isotope excursion, within the Shuram[18] Formation that is clearly away from any glacial evidence[19] strongly questioning systematic association of negative δ l3Ccarb excursion and glacial events.[20] As to the Treptichnus pedum, a reference ichnofossil for the lower boundary of the Cambrian, its usage for the stratigraphic detection of this boundary is always risky because of the occurrence of very similar trace fossils belonging to the Treptichnids group well below the T. pedum in Namibia, Spain and Newfoundland, and possibly, in the western United States. The stratigraphic range of T. pedum overlaps the range of the Ediacaran fossils in Namibia, and probably in Spain.[14][21]
Questioning or doubting or flat-out disbelieving the Darwinian account of the origins of mankind (which is the actual belligerent aim of the entire "theory") is categorized as anti-intellectual. Going ad hominem against anyone who challenges your claims or views is anti-intellectual and un-scientific, and is demonstrably satanic.

Noun

  1. (logical fallacy) A fallacious objection to an argument or factual claim by appealing to a characteristic or belief of the person making the argument or claim, rather than by addressing the substance of the argument or producing evidence against the claim; an attempt to argue against an opponent's idea by discrediting the opponent himself.
Science (from Latin: scientia meaning "knowledge") is a systematic enterprise that builds and organizes knowledge in the form of testable explanations and predictions about the world.
Adam and Eve conducted the first scientific experiment. They tested the serpent's theory against God's Word. The results of that experiment are abundantly evident. The theory proved false and God's Word proved true. They could have trusted God and cross-examined Him, as He invites mankind to reason with Him, BUT NOOOOO!, they condemned Him without a hearing, and God was left to cross-examine Himself in the Person of His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ. The results of that cross-examination shall resound through all eternity. God not only does not lie, He cannot lie. Many will test the theory, as Adam and Eve did, with the same result. Believe Him, and you will live. Disbelieve Him, and in dying you shall die.

.Revelation 12

1And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars:
2And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.
3And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.
4And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born.
5And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne.
6And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.
7And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,
8And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.
9And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
10And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.
11And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.
12Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.
13And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child.
14And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.
15And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood.
16And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth.
17And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.
The consensus among teachers of Bible prophecy is that the woman in this passage is the Jewish People. From Genesis to Revelation, the conflict is between what God has said and what the serpent has said to contradict Him, and the condemnation or salvation of Mankind is contingent upon which narrative is believed. The serpent cast out of his mouth water as a FLOOD. The earth opened her mouth and swallowed the FLOOD. The vast majority of Jews are of a secular, Darwinist world view because of a flood of voices affirming that narrative of origins. The fossil evidence, which is testimony coming out of the Earth, is actually contradicting Darwin, but as we see in the video,"experts" slavishly and dogmatically adhere to the Darwinist narrative. But what does the global fossil evidence unanimously indicate? Catastrophe and mass extinction.To what does the Scriptural narrative attribute such phenomena? The Noahic Deluge or FLOOD.
The serpent has cast a flood of denials of the Biblical origins of the Cosmos and the Flood out of his mouth. The Earth is testifying in the affirmative to it. The Noahic Flood itself is the lynch pin of the controversy. In the words of Jesus Christ Himself:

This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears.

Luke 4

16And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read.
17And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written,
18The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,
19To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.
20And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on him.
21And he began to say unto them, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears.
22And all bare him witness, and wondered at the gracious words which proceeded out of his mouth. And they said, Is not this Joseph's son?
23And he said unto them, Ye will surely say unto me this proverb, Physician, heal thyself: whatsoever we have heard done in Capernaum, do also here in thy country.
24And he said, Verily I say unto you, No prophet is accepted in his own country.
25But I tell you of a truth, many widows were in Israel in the days of Elias, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, when great famine was throughout all the land;
26But unto none of them was Elias sent, save unto Sarepta, a city of Sidon, unto a woman that was a widow.
27And many lepers were in Israel in the time of Eliseus the prophet; and none of them was cleansed, saving Naaman the Syrian.
28And all they in the synagogue, when they heard these things, were filled with wrath,
29And rose up, and thrust him out of the city, and led him unto the brow of the hill whereon their city was built, that they might cast him down headlong.
30But he passing through the midst of them went his way,
31And came down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee, and taught them on the sabbath days.
32And they were astonished at his doctrine: for his word was with power.

The Alpine shepherds have a beautiful custom of ending the day by singing to one another an evening farewell. The air is so crystalline that the song will carry long distances. As the dusk begins to fall, they gather their flocks and begin to lead them down the mountain paths, singing, "Hitherto hath the Lord helped us. Let us praise His name!"

And at last with a sweet courtesy, they sing to one another the friendly farewell: "Goodnight! Goodnight!" The words are taken up by the echoes, and from side to side the song goes reverberating sweetly and softly until the music dies away in the distance.

So let us call out to one another through the darkness, till the gloom becomes vocal with many voices, encouraging the pilgrim host. Let the echoes gather till a very storm of Hallelujahs break in thundering waves around the sapphire throne, and then as the morning breaks we shall find ourselves at the margin of the sea of glass, crying, with the redeemed host, "Blessing and honor and glory be unto him that sitteth on the throne and to the Lamb forever and ever!"

"This my song through endless ages,
Jesus led me all the way."
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"Never bet on the white guy?" As a child, I saw George Kennedy at LAX. As a young teen, I saw O.J. Simpson at LAX. (I also saw Bob Denver at LAX, and in an odd coincidence, later in this movie, a trip to the "Gilligan Islands" is awarded as a door prize.) That is nothing compared to what I'm seeing nowadays.


Hosea 9

1Rejoice not, O Israel, for joy, as other people: for thou hast gone a whoring from thy God, thou hast loved a reward upon every cornfloor.
2The floor and the winepress shall not feed them, and the new wine shall fail in her.
3They shall not dwell in the LORD's land; but Ephraim shall return to Egypt, and they shall eat unclean things in Assyria.
4They shall not offer wine offerings to the LORD, neither shall they be pleasing unto him: their sacrifices shall be unto them as the bread of mourners; all that eat thereof shall be polluted: for their bread for their soul shall not come into the house of the LORD.
5What will ye do in the solemn day, and in the day of the feast of the LORD?
6For, lo, they are gone because of destruction: Egypt shall gather them up, Memphis shall bury them: the pleasant places for their silver, nettles shall possess them: thorns shall be in their tabernacles.
7The days of visitation are come, the days of recompence are come; Israel shall know it: the prophet is a fool, the spiritual man is mad, for the multitude of thine iniquity, and the great hatred.
8The watchman of Ephraim was with my God: but the prophet is a snare of a fowler in all his ways, and hatred in the house of his God.
9They have deeply corrupted themselves, as in the days of Gibeah: therefore he will remember their iniquity, he will visit their sins.
10I found Israel like grapes in the wilderness; I saw your fathers as the firstripe in the fig tree at her first time: but they went to Baalpeor, and separated themselves unto that shame; and their abominations were according as they loved.
11As for Ephraim, their glory shall fly away like a bird, from the birth, and from the womb, and from the conception.
12Though they bring up their children, yet will I bereave them, that there shall not be a man left: yea, woe also to them when I depart from them!
13Ephraim, as I saw Tyrus, is planted in a pleasant place: but Ephraim shall bring forth his children to the murderer.
14Give them, O LORD: what wilt thou give? give them a miscarrying womb and dry breasts.
15All their wickedness is in Gilgal: for there I hated them: for the wickedness of their doings I will drive them out of mine house, I will love them no more: all their princes are revolters.
16Ephraim is smitten, their root is dried up, they shall bear no fruit: yea, though they bring forth, yet will I slay even the beloved fruit of their womb.
17My God will cast them away, because they did not hearken unto him: and they shall be wanderers among the nations.

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