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Set in Stone

By Truth in Science
April 2012 | Review by Andrew Rowell

Synopsis

New 58 minute DVD entitled "Set in Stone" which takes the viewer on a visual odyssey of discovery shot in high definition on location around Britain. It takes us to spectacular scenery, awe inspiring landscapes and beautiful coastlines. It presents evidence for Earth's catastrophic past to enable the viewer to ask important questions. Set in Stone (DVD cover) According to modern geology, our world is over four and a half billion years old, and its geological features have been sculpted over vast eons of time. Everyone knows that Planet Earth is unimaginably ancient. It's common knowledge that geological forces have acted slowly over millions of years to form the rocks beneath our feet. But what if what everyone 'knows' is wrong? Were the rocks around us formed slowly and gradually - or suddenly during catastrophic events? Did the history of the world unfold over vast eras of time or much shorter periods? And what do the rocks really tell us about the geological history of our world? The DVD comes with a fully referenced transcript with over 150 citations from the scientific literature.

Book Review

The organisation Truth in Science have done us a real service in providing this high quality, thought provoking, documentary DVD.

The documentary begins and ends at Siccar Point, the site made famous by James Hutton’s visit in 1788. As a result of his studies of this rock formation he came to believe in a gradualist, uniformitarian view of geology. This is the view processes taking place today continued over vast periods of time explain the entire story of the rocks. He summarised his view by saying ‘we find no vestige of a beginning, no prospect of an end.’

His view of geology was popularised by Charles Lyell in his book ‘The Principles of Geology.’ It was this book which Charles Darwin was reading on his famous voyage on the Beagle. It was this book which caused a revolution in Darwin’s thinking and provided a framework for his theory of evolution.

The DVD unpacks a series of published geological discoveries which cast serious doubt on an exclusively uniformitarian view of geology and which provide solid evidence for geological catastrophism.

Returning to Siccar Point at the end of the documentary the huge question is whether or not the evidence for millions of years of geological history is solid. The answer that is given is that the evidence from the rocks themselves is pointing to a catastrophic past.

I would encourage you to purchase this DVD and watch it. Give it to young people who are being influenced by an evolutionary atheistic worldview or who are studying biology or geology.

 

Andrew Rowell,

Carlisle

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