posted on Feb, 3 2003 @ 10:21 AM
It's A Young Earth
Some of the specifics in the following examples are continuing to be refined; however, the overall conclusion is...
-As True Science Advances the Evidence Mounts for Creation
Evidences >From Earth:
The decaying magnetic field limits earth's age to less then 10,000.
The volume of lava on earth divided by its rate of efflux gives a number of only a few million years, not billions. I believe that during the Flood,
while "the fountains of the deep were broken up," most of the earth's lava was deposited rapidly.
Dividing the amount of various minerals in the ocean by their influx rate gives only a few thousand years of accumulation.
The amount of Helium 4 in the atmosphere, divided by the formation rate on earth, gives only 175, 000 years. (God may have created the earth with some
helium here which would reduce the age more.)
The erosion rate of the continents is such that they would erode to sea level in less than 14,000,000 years (destroying all old fossils).
Topsoil formation rates indicate only a few thousand years of formation.
Niagara Falls' erosion rate (approx. 2 feet per year) indicates an age of less than 10,000 years. Don't forget Noah's Flood could have eroded half
of the seven-mile-long Niagara River gorge in a few hours as the flood waters receded through the soft sediments).
Incredible pressure found in oil and gas wells indicates they have been there less than 15,000 years.
The size of the Mississippi River delta, divided by the rate the mud is being deposited, gives an age of less than 30,000 years. (The Flood in Noah's
day could have washed 80% of the mud out there in a few hours or days, so 4400 years is a reasonable age for the delta to form).
The slowing spin of the earth limits its age to less than the "billions of years" called for by the theory of evolution.
Only a small amount of sediment is now on the ocean floor, indicating only a few thousand years of accumulation. This embarrassing fact explains why
the continental drift theory if vitally important to those who worship evolution.
The largest stalactites and flowstone formations in the world could have formed in about 4400 years.
The Sahara desert is expanding. It could easily be formed in a few thousand years. See any earth science textbook.
The oceans are getting saltier. If they were billions of years old, they would be much saltier than they are now.
Evidences >From History
The oldest known historical records are less than 6000 years old.
Many ancient cultures have stories of an original creation in the recent past and a worldwide Flood. Over 250 of these Flood legends are now known.
Biblical dates add up to about 6000 years.
Evidences >From Space
The Shrinking Sun limits the earth-sun relationship to less than "millions of years." The sun is losing both mass and diameter. Changing the mass
would upset the fine gravitational balance that keeps the earth just the right distance for life to survive.
The existence of short-period comets indicates the universe is less than 10,000 years old
Fossil Meteorites are very rare in layers other than the top layers of the earth. this indicates that the layers were not exposed for millions of
years as is currently being taught in school textbooks.
The moon is receding a few inches each year. A few million years ago the moon would have been so close that the tides would have destroyed the earth
twice a day.
The moon contains considerable quantities of U-236 and Th-230,, both short lived isotopes that would have been long gone if the moon were billions of
The existence of great quantities of space dust, which by the Pointing-Robertson effect would have been vacuumed out of our solar system in a few
thousand years, indicates the solar system is young.
At the rate many star clusters are expanding, they could not have been traveling for more than a few thousand years.
Saturn's rings are still unstable, indicating they are not millions of years old.
Jupiter and Saturn are cooling off rather rapidly. They are losing heat twice as fast as they gain it from the sun. They cannot be billions of years
old. Jupiter's moon "Io" is losing matter to Jupiter. It cannot be billions of years old.
It appears that the stars in the centers of may galaxies are moving faster than the stars at the outer edges. This would make the galaxies lose their
spiral shape and spin into a homogeneous mass if they were billions of years old.
Among other factors to consider, one is that al the ancient astronomers from 2000 years ago recorded that Sirius was a red star - today it is a white
dwarf star. Obviously this view needs to be restudied, with the textbooks in astronomy stating one hundred thousand years are required for a star to
"evolve" form a red giant to a white dwarf.
Evidences >From Biology
The current population of earth (5.5 billion souls) could easily be generated from eight people (survivors of the Flood) in less than 4000 years.
The oldest coral reef is about 4200 years old.
The oldest living tree in the world is 4300 years old.
Another factor to consider: The genetic load in man is increasing. Geneticists have cataloged nearly 1300 genetic disorders in the human race. It is
certainly reasonable to believe that the human race was created perfect from the hand of the Creator but has been going downhill as a result of our
disobedience to the laws established by the Creator. The bible teaches that we live in a sin-cursed world as a result of Adams sin.