The standard secular timeline is that the earth is some 4.6 billion years old. The theory of an old earth is in direct contrast to what the Bible teaches. The Bible gives us a chronological and genealogical history of people and events beginning from the time of creation, throughout history, making the earth a little over 6000 years old. An old earth is important for the evolutionists. They believe that given enough time, anything is possible, even evolution. There is a lot of controversy over the various dating methods; many have been shown to be in error by millions of years. I will be deal with these in later posts.
New scientific discoveries are pointing to a much younger earth. One that is 6,000 to 10,000 years old. I will be posting many of these over the next month starting with the following:
The Shrinking Sun: For the past one hundred and fifty years, astronomers have made regular measurements of the diameter of the sun. These measurements have shown that the sun is shrinking at the rate of five feet per hour. At its rate of shrinkage, as little as 50,000 years ago the sun would have been so large that our oceans would boil. 100,000 years ago the sun would have been twice its present size.But in far less time than 50,000 years, life here would have ceased to exist. Studies have shown that if the size of the sun or the earth’s distance from it, were either slightly greater or smaller, life on Earth could not exist.
The Earth’s Rotation: It has been observed since the 1700’s, that the earth’s rotation is slowing down. Gravitational drag forces of the sun, moon and other factors cause this. If the earth were 4.6 billion years old, the moon would be much farther away from the earth, even if it started out orbiting at the earth’s surface. In fact, If the earth were billions of years old, as claimed, it would already have stopped turning on its axis!
Meteorites: The stars themselves speak for a young earth. Meteors are continually falling toward earth and burning up in our atmosphere. Those that don’t burn up crash to earth as meteorites. If the earth’s strata formed over billions of years as the evolutionists contend, then we should find meteorites buried throughout all levels of the strata. Instead, we only find meteorites on or near the surface of the earth, which would be consistent with a very young earth.
The Ocean’s Sediment: Studies have shown that close to 25 billion tons of sediment are removed from dry land and deposited in the ocean every year. At that rate, it would take less than 20 million years to completely erode all the dry land on the earth to the point that no land would be exposed above sea level. If evolution is correct and the earth is 4.6 billion years old than all the dry land should have disappeared 4 billion and 580 million years ago. You would think that there would at least be several miles of sediment on the ocean floor. In reality, we see only hundreds of feet of sediment, suggesting a much younger world than evolutionists would have us believe.
High Energy Stars: Scientific studies show that some stars are radiating energy so intensely that they could not possibly have survived for a long period of time. This includes the very bright O and B class stars, the Wolf-Rayfet stars, and the P Cygni stars. Radiation levels of 100,000 to 1 million times as much as our own sun are emitted by these stars! Yet, by the standard solar energy theory, they do not contain enough hydrogen to perpetuate atomic fusion longer than approximately 50,000 to 300,000 years.
Hydrogen in the Universe: According to one solar energy theory, As stars shine, hydrogen is continually being converted into helium. But hydrogen cannot be made by converting other elements into it. Fred Hoyle, a leading astronomer, maintains that, if the universe were as old as Big Bang theorists contend, there should be very little hydrogen left in the universe. It would all have been transformed into helium by now. Yet stellar spectra reveal an abundance of hydrogen in the stars.
Comets: Comets, journeying around the sun, are assumed to have the same age as our world and solar system. Astronomers have no idea where or how comets originated. Yet we know that they are continually disintegrating. This is because they are composed of bits of rocky debris held together by frozen gasses and water. Each time a comet circles the sun, some of the ice is evaporated and some of the gas is boiled away by the sun’s heat. Additional material is lost through gravitational forces, tail formation, meteor stream production, and radiative forces. The most spectacular part of a comet is its tail, yet this consists of material driven away from its head by solar energy. All the tail material is lost in space as the comet moves onward. A number of comets have broken up and dissipated within the period of human observation. Some of those regularly seen in the nineteenth century have now vanished. Others have died spectacularly by plunging into the sun. Evidently, all the comets should self-destruct within a time frame that is fairly short. Careful study has indicated that the effect of this dissolution process on short-term comets would have totally dissipated them within 10,000 years. There are numerous comets circling our sun, including many short-term ones, with no source of new comets known to exist.
I will be posting more proof of a young earth over the next few weeks.
FACTS VS. THEORIES—In 1862, *Thompson said the earth was 20 million years old. Thirty-five years later, in 1897, he doubled it to 40 million. Two years later, *J. Joly said it was 90 million. *Rayleigh, in 1921, said the earth has been here for 1 billion years. Eleven years later, *W.O. Hotchkiss moved the figure up to 1.6 billion (1,600,000,000). *A Holmes in 1947 declared it to be 3.35 billion (3,350,000,000); and, in 1956, he raised it to 4.5 billion (4,500,000,000). Just now, the age of the earth stands at about 5 Age of the Earth 158 Science vs. Evolution billion years. Pretty soon, someone will raise it again. Men dream up theories, and then they call it science. (Vance Ferral, Science Vs Evolution)
“Dr. A.E.J. Engel, Professor of the California Institute of Technology, comments that the age for the earth accepted by most geologists rose from a value of about 50 million years in 1900 to about 5 billion years by 1960. He suggests facetiously that ‘if we just relax and wait another decade, the earth may not be 4.5 to 5 aeons [1 aeon = 1 billion years], as now suggested, but some 6 to 8 or even 10 aeons in age.” (H.M. Morris, W.W. Boardman, and R.F. Koontz, Science and Creation)
Information for this post is from my upcoming book “Noah and The Great flood: The Proof and Effects of It”