Due perhaps to the fact that the spacecraft MESSENGER – which Mr Thomas refuses to capitalise – is currently orbiting the planet, something that has never happened before, the folk at the, ah, Icr, are very keen on Mercury. They – mostly the ICR’s “science writer,” Brian Thomas – seem to believe that the MESSENGER data shows that Mercury is not billions of years old, and is in fact merely thousands as the bible tells them. I last posted on this subject in Creationist Misinformation: Mercury, so this post is effectively Mercury II.
I don’t usually comment on the ICR’s Days of Praise articles – that is to say, my drafts folder is filled with unfinished posts on this or that DoP edition. The Days are a series of articles, even more daily than the Daily (pseudo)Science Updates, which “seek to strengthen and encourage the Christian witness.” The articles seem to repeat over a several year cycle – a search through the archives reveals that a given article is likely to have been repeated several times.
This article – being written by the original Henry Morris, who has been dead for five years – is clearly such a repeat. It is called simply Global Warming, and, being in itself around five years old is even more out of date than it was at the time. Nevertheless, the ICR still agrees with what he wrote then. Here’s an excerpt:
On the other hand, many more conservative scientists keep insisting that this is a cyclic phenomenon, reminding us that it was not long ago that we were being warned of an imminent ice age. Who can say for sure?