After just coming out of our seasonal ice age, we bring to you a critical-thinking analysis of the fun, animated movie, Ice Age. In this first part, we discuss ice ages, global flood, global warming, extinction, evolution, big brains, and fire. So listen now!
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“How do we know it’s an ice age?”
Because of all the ice!
If ice makes an ice age, why don’t we have ice ages every winter? Is this seasonal or an era? Evolutionists believe in multiple ice ages across millions of years of Earth history.
DISCLAIMER: if you haven’t figured it out yet, we’re both young-earth creationists.
Creationists do believe in a (single) ice age that would have happened quickly after the Flood. We don’t believe in a flash-freeze like in the The Day After Tomorrow, but we do believe in a rapid ice age.
Global warming proponents seem to believe in rapid climate change, but this is actually opposite of the usual evolutionary view of slow, gradual change.
The ice age allowed population expansion after the global flood because the ice created bridges between the continents.
Ice Age is full of evolutionary ideas, but most of it seems tongue-in-cheek. The first time you see evolutionary ideas is in the hard-to-identify animals that they’ve put in the migration herd.
The young animals are playing extinction, and we talk about about what causes animals to go extinct—even large creatures like dinosaurs. Extinction doesn’t really have much to do with evolution.
An evolutionary museum encased in ice?
We discuss the arrangement of fossils and how the arrangement doesn’t show the order that evolutionists depend on for smaller/simple to large/complex organisms.
Brains and fire
Does brain-size have anything to do with intelligence?
There is a fascination with fire in Ice Age, and we briefly discuss how inaccurate Ice Age portrays the behavior of animals in relation to fire.
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