From the Comments, Trees Created With the Appearence of Age
A chap called Jacob (who hides his identity on Blogger) popped by to share his answers to some of the questions raised in my recent post ‘What Would a Created Universe Actually Look Like?’. In amongst some spectacular special pleading was the following response as to why his god would create trees with growth rings for years that had never happened.
“given that things would look weird and out of place if they did not look their appropriate age the moment they were created.”
My reaction in the comments ran along these lines. To whom would they appear ‘out of place’? Adam? Eve? Did they have an existing mental image of the insides of a tree that, if not mirrored around them by reality, would cause them to stop and say ‘hey! Wait a second, these trees look like they were only created this week! I’ve been hoodwinked, despite the fact that I should have expected to see trees that looked exactly like that!’
Really, what a stupid thing to say! For something to look weird or out of place it has to be comparable to something that existed previous to it, so that one can compare the two things. Given that Adam and Eve had no idea what a tree was ‘supposed’ to look like, and were fully aware that they’d been created by god, why would your god have any reason to create trees with an internal appearance of age?
Once again, you’re back to having to answer the question, one that casts serious doubt on the truth of your claims.
Good luck with that.