Incredibly, in the 1800s, it was not uncommon for Aboriginal people to be hunted and shot as specimens for science. The first Aboriginal settlers to Australia were descended from people as intelligent and inventive as any other culture at that time.
Many people assume that the dates scientists quote of millions of years are as reliable as our knowledge of the structure of the atom or nuclear power.
The Aborigines of Australia lost some of their technological know-how—it can happen in a generation if parents do not pass it on to their children.
(Perhaps it was because of isolation and the pressure to cope with a worsening climate as the continent dried out after the Ice Age.) They, like other peoples, are made ‘in the image of God’ (Genesis ).
Picture a swimmer competing in a 1,500 metre race and an observer with an accurate wristwatch.
We note that at the instant the swimmer touches the end of the pool our wristwatch reads and 53 seconds.