But SEC seems directed to more naïve members of the general public to try to poison them against even considering creationist materials.
Thus it knocks down straw man arguments and uses logical fallacies that the authors must realize are just that.
Few discussions in geology or evolution can occur without reference to geologic time.
In this article, the standard time scale used by geologists is depicted and described.
Nearly one hundred years ago John Joly  measured the amount of By 1930 radioactive dating methods had been developed which indicated that the age of the earth was longer than anyone had anticipated. Van Till, Young and Menninga do not present the evidence, but simply endorse the model supposed by earlier evolutionists.concentration of seawater during recent times would be too small to be measurable.The shame is not so much that an ignorant individual is derided, but that people outside the household of the faith think our sacred writers held such opinions, and, to the great loss of those for whose salvation we toil, the writers of our Scripture are criticized and rejected as unlearned men.If they find a Christian mistaken in a field which they themselves know well and hear him maintaining his foolish opinions about our books, how are they going to believe those books in matters concerning the resurrection of the dead, the hope of eternal life, and the kingdom of heaven, when they think their pages are full of falsehoods on facts which they themselves have learnt from experience and the light of reason?With much publicity, the NAS has launched yet another glossy anticreationist 88-page booklet, Science, Evolution and Creationism (SEC).This is actually a revised and expanded version of a 1984 publication, .