Sunday, June 17, 2007

World Nut Daily reveals age of the Earth!


In breaking news last Thursday the celebrated wingnut tabloid revealed that the Earth was created by God on October 23, 4004 BC. This announcement was based on a new English translation of a book nearly 350 years old: The Annals of the World, by Bishop James Ussher.

Many people have been aware of Ussher's calculation ever since it was published in 1658, and the book has been frequently cited over the years. Rather than describing this book as being of interest for its cultural impact or its relation to the study of history, WND's story (well, it's an advertisement really) suggests its historical and Biblical accuracy have made it second only to the Bible itself in literary importance. It does acknowledge
Of course, there will be those who disagree with Ussher's calculations of time - especially evolutionists who need billions of years to explain their theory of how life sprang from non-life and mutated from one-celled animals into human beings.
but I guess we can find an explanation elsewhere on the site from Herr Professor Doktor Pat Boone why many years of subsequent research into geology, biology, and astronomy are all mistaken and should be ignored.

And just in case you were drunk enough to think this was a legitimate news story, the key line may be found at Answers in Genesis:
Donate $350 for the Creation Museum (by using the cart button above) and receive this amazing piece of historical literature, the Annals of the World--a genuine leather-bound limited edition!
And when you read that site, compare with the WND site, and wonder who wrote it.

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