Christian (and other forms of) Creationism
Theosophy and Anthroposophy
Alternative History (New Age, Parascience, and Pseudo-Science)
Disproof of this thesis is easy and has already been pointed out by evolutionists like Stephen Jay Gould and others. Pterosaurs could fly; some dinosaurs were very agile, some mammals very slow. Why aren't fossil sloths found with brontosaurs, hypsilophodons (a fast running dinosaur) with gazelles, and pteranodons with albatrosses? And what about invertebrates and marine life? A single modern mammal in Cambrian rocks would be sufficent to disprove evolution - none has been found. And wasn't Noah supposed to take two of every animal, including the brontosaurus (which the Creationists claim was alive at the time anyway)?
The Talk Origins Archive - Exploring the Creation-Evolution Controversy - gives good arguments refuting Creationism. The arguments can also applies to other poor alternatives like Anthroposophy and Brahma Kumaris (Raja Yoga). See especially:
Age of the Earth by Chris Stassen - refutation of the Creationist
arguments for a young Earth - from the Talks Origin archive
Consider the following passage by Kees Zoeteman, based on one of Rudolph Steiner's lectures (Cosmic Workings in Earth and Man, Steiner Press, London):
Steiner pointed out that the Earth is sleeping now, just as it was 25,920 years ago. The Earth is now dried up and cut off from the cosmos. No more than 15,000 years ago everything on the Earth was soft, the Earth was a sort of plant...In the future, when teh Sun is once again in Libra, the Alps will be dissolved, and man and the animals will return to their original liquid condition. In this way the Earth's biosphere has a cycle of 25,920 years, waking and sleeping, during which the life of the Earth returns...to a higher level of development."The idea of a living pulsing Earth going through cycles makes a lot of sense, it feels right. This is a process that would occur on the subtle physical plane. But to say that each cycle lasts a mere 26,000 years and that all of recorded geological and palaeontological history is a mere 15,000 years or less is to fall into the Creationist fallacy (although the Anthroposophists differ from the creationists in that they uphold a dynamic cyclic esotericmeta-paradigm, not a static fixed and unchanging exoteric one).
[Kees Zoeteman, Gaia-Sophia, Floris Books, Edinburugh, 1991, pp.141-2]
The problem here is that organic evolution and geological processes (erosion of mountains, continental drift, etc) simply could not have occurred with the rapidity that the miniscule time-scale requires. Tens of millions of years are required, not tens of thousands.
Theosophical and Anthroposophical Time scale - varying attempts
have bene made at correlating the Theosophical and Anthroposophical timescales
with the geological column of modern science
Ancient Mysteries - a very large page - contains
A Personal Quest
Mysterious Origins of Man
Worlds Before our Own
Traditions of Ancient Technology
Jachin and Boaz
A Guide to Our Mysterious Earth
Cosmic Coincidences--A View of the Universe
Welcome to the Multiverse
Lost Human History According to Sheldon Nidle
The Earth Chronicles Time Chart --Zecharia Sitchen
ICA Stones of Peru
Additional Information on the Ica Stones
Everything is Photons
Sensational Find in Russia
Did a planet in our solar system explode in 3 Million BCE?
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