How Old is the Earth? (part 2)

Hello!

Welcome back to the discussion of the earth’s age. If you have not done so, you might like to read part one of this discussion.  After you read this installation, I hope you will comment. 

Meteor Craters

There are various craters on the earth where meteors impacted and left scars.  One of the most famous of these, which my cute little mother-in-law used to call “the doodle bug hole,” is in northern Arizona.  I visited this crater once, and it is very impressive. Pardon the pun.

The interesting thing is that no impact craters from meteors have been found in the rock strata.  All of the craters are found on or very near the surface.  If the earth were billions of years old, with layers of earth and rocks slowly covering up the surfaces from the ages before; wouldn’t there be some evidence in the rock layers of meteors crashing into the earth in the distant past?  (Evolution Handbook, 2005, p. 137)

Meteor craters do show evidence of erosion which helps to date them.  Coupled with the very shallow and surface locations of the craters, the evidence shows that these impacts occurred within the last few thousand years.  (Evolution Handbook, 2005, p. 137)

Meteorites

Fragments of meteors are constantly hitting somewhere on the earth’s surface.  Just as with the craters, meteorites are only found on or very near the surface.  No trace of meteorites or their unique metal, nickel, has ever been found deep in the sedimentary strata.  This is evidence of a much younger earth than is being trumpeted in educational and entertainment venues.  (Evolution Handbook, 2005, pp. 137 & 138)

Strata

There are huge rock layers around the world, and children are taught that each layer is from a different age.  These layers are often called the geologic column, with each layer given a name corresponding to its supposed time period.  Fossils within the strata are dated by the layer in which they are discovered.  Then, in circular fashion, the layer is dated by the fossils which are found in them.  No kidding.

Supposedly, the deepest layer is the oldest and is supposed to be billions of years old.  Just above that is the “Cambrian” layer which is assumed to be hundreds of millions of years old.  Some of the fossils found there are of extinct plants and animals.  Yet, many of the numerous fossils found within the deepest fossil-bearing layer are animals and plants that are still around today; and they are exactly the same.  No change of any kind has taken place.  (Evolution Handbook, 2005, p. 420)

My favorite strata-find are the tree trunks which are stuck vertically through several layers of millions of years’ strata.  That cracks me up.

Layers Quickly Laid

A much better explanation of these layers in the earth is that they were laid down rather quickly.  This would explain why the fossils of many species still alive today are heavily bunched in the lowest layer that even has fossils; and why tree trunks are found upright, each one thrust through many layers.  This would also explain why there are no meteor impact craters, and no trace of meteorites, or even their signature metal, nickel, found in these rock layers.  Something huge happened, and it happened rapidly.  (Evolution Handbook, 2005, p. 420 & 421)

So, how are you enjoying this so far?  There is much more information where this came from.  We have barely begun to scratch the surface.  Again, sorry for the pun.  When you get a chance, please click on the Creation in the Bible page above.

As I post tonight, much of this site is still under construction. Thank you for your patience.

Have a great day!

SandiGrace

Reference:

Ferrell, V. (2005).  Evolution handbook.  Altamont, TN: Evolution Facts, Inc.

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How Old is the Earth? (part 1)

There are many who will tell you that the earth is billions of years old.  When I was a teenager, they used to say it was one million years old.  What has changed?  Has some new evidence popped up to make them change their ideas?  No.  Actually, the opposite has happened.  No one has found any evidence to substantiate even one evolutionary claim, and many are quite discouraged about this.  Leading evolutionists sadly urge each other to “keep the faith.”

So, with no evidence of evolving species, evolutionists have repeatedly and conveniently re-adjusted the time-table of earth’s age to allow enough time for evolution to take place.  They reason that given enough time anything can happen: Evolutionists do have a lot of faith in their beliefs.

So, are there any methods that can measure the actual age of the earth? Something? Anything?  Yes.  There are many measurables that point to a significantly younger earth than is announced.  I know there are those who will react to the words, “young earth.”  Yet, let’s look at the evidence and see where it leads.

Solar drag.  There are little rocks and large particles called micrometeoroids that orbit our sun.  There is no renewable source for these, as each planet keeps its rocks through gravity.  Each solar system also keeps its own debris due to gravity, so these rocks and particles cannot fly or drift from system to system.  Many of these micrometeoroids fall into the sun as if it were a giant vacuum cleaner.  (Evolution Handbook, 2005, p. 130)

This is called the “Poynting-Robertson Effect,” and has been measured and analyzed.  A particle absorbs energy and then radiates it.  This slows the particle, called “drag,” and causes it to fall from its orbit into the sun.  The sun is sucking up about 82,000 metric tons of rock debris a day.  At this rate, the solar system should have been totally clear of micrometeoroids in only 50,000 years.  If the earth were billions of years old, why is the sun still vacuuming?  The solar system should have been clear of debris a long long time ago.  Unless it is young.  (Evolution Handbook, 2005, p. 130)

Moon dust.  Most scientists believe that the earth and moon are about the same age.  The moon is exposed to strong direct X-rays and ultraviolet light which destroy surface rock and reduce it to dust.  In the 1950’s a respected astronaut, R.S. Lyttleton,discovered that the rate of dust being produced on the moon is from 2 to 4/10,000ths of an inch per year.  Even at this low rate, the dust on the moon should be miles deep; some estimate 20 to 60 miles deep.  (Evolution Handbook, 2005, p. 132)

NASA was initially afraid to have the astronauts land on the moon as some thought they would sink into the deep dust and suffocate.  So, unmanned modules were sent first.  To everyone’s surprise, the dust was only from 2 to 3 inches thick on the moon.  This is the amount of dust you would find in 6,000 to 8,000 years of accumulation.  (Evolution Handbook, 2005, p. 132)

Atmospheric Helium.  Helium in earth’s atmosphere comes from three sources: From space, especially the sun’s corona; from nuclear reactions in the earth’s crust; and from the radioactive decay of both uranium and thorium.  Presently earth’s atmosphere has only 1.4 parts per million of helium.  It is impossible for helium to escape the atmosphere, so many scientists are perplexed as to where it has all gone.  Afterall, if the earth were billions of years old, we should have much much more helium in our atmosphere.  The present rate suggests an earth age of no more than 10,000 years.  (Evolution Handbook, 2005, p. 135)

More to come.  So there you have it.  These are only three of many evidences for a young earth.  I’ll post more of these measurable facts next time.

Excited about a young earth,

SandiGrace

Reference:

Ferrell, V. (2005).  Evolution handbook.  Altamont, TN: Evolution Facts, Inc.