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