BECAUSE of the recent earthquake in Chile, we bring you a guest column appearing in the Abilene Reporter News, a daily newspaper based in Abilene, Texas. In the pages of that worthy organ we read The anatomy of a earthquake. Yes, dear reader, that’s the exact title — it says “a earthquake.”
The author of today’s column is Earl Harrison, who is described as being a certified professional geologist in Abilene. We Googled around to see who he is, but didn’t find much. We learned, however, that our cyber colleague, John Pieret, has scooped us on this story. To acknowledge his priority we link to his fine blog article on this same topic: Disconnect.
Although we found no indication anywhere of Earl’s educational status, none is needed. Earl must be a respected intellect, because the Abilene Reporter News has published his writing before, for example: U.S. must keep Christian roots. Verily, Earl’s education speaks for itself. Here are some excerpts from today’s column, with bold added by us:
The earthquake that devastated the island of Haiti was the result of natural and explainable earth processes.
Earl starts out okay. But then:
As we take a look at the intelligent design of the creation of our solar system, with this earth being included, we must conclude that the total creation was the handy-work of a “Supreme Intelligence” force, which we credit to God.
Deep thinking, Earl. Way to go! Let’s read on:
For the atheist, agnostics and any other nonbeliever, there is no other possible answer. They cannot prove otherwise.
Aaaargh!! We continue:
In the creation, God instilled all of the principle physical forces in the creation that would preserve the creation and control its continued existence. There cannot be any other logical conclusion for the creation.
The people of Abilene are fortunate to have such a giant living among them. Here’s more from the pen of this great man:
In the study of our earth, science has determined facts about the earth and its functioning. Science has determined that this earth is composed of an outer layer of rigid rocks and designated it as the crust. Below the rigid crust is a layer of molten magnetic earth materials, called the mantle. The innermost portion is a solid body, designated as the core.
Wow! Magnetic mantle, solid core. Who knew?
We’re going to skip most of Earl’s column, because we can’t find anything else worth excerpting — wait, you must see this:
The damage done to the island of Haiti is horrible proof of the earthquake.
Behold, O ye earthquake skeptics — there’s the proof!
And so we leave Earl and the town of Abiline. Bless ’em all.
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