The Age of the Earth is ... ?

         The age of the earth is vitally important to the Creation-Evolution debate. If the earth is only a few thousand years old, there would not have been the time evolutionists say was required for evolution. If the earth was old, this would only bring to light a misinterpretation in scripture, and the days mentioned were not literal. Nonetheless, this is an important topic for if the earth is proven beyond all reasonable doubt to be young, Creation is the ONLY feasible theory of the origin of life left. If the earth is not old, it must be young. Unfortunately, I have been able to do no experiments judging the age of the earth (but I have figured some logical difficulties with an old earth).

High Fluid Pressure- "Abnormally high oil, gas, and water pressures exist within relatively permeable rock. If these fluids had been trapped more than 10,000 years ago, leakage would have dropped the pressure far below what it is today. This oil, gas and water, must have been trapped suddenly and recently" (Brown, 26).

River Sediments- More than 27 billion tons of river sediments are currently being dumped into the oceans each year. Estimates of early dump rates are much higher than this. The current amount of sediments would have accumulated in less than 30 million years. There is no known method of removing 27 billion tons of sediment in a year. Therefore, how could the earth be older than 30 million years? Of course the sediments could have been... Created.

Continental Erosion- "The continents are eroding at a rate that would level them in less than 25 million years. However, Darwinists believe that fossils of plants and animals at high elevations have somehow avoided this erosion for more than 300 million years. Something is wrong [with this picture]" (Brown, 26).

Shallow Meteorites- Meteorites are found only in the very recent terrain of the earth. Either meteorites haven't fallen until a few thousand years ago, or that's when the earth came into existence.

Rate of Increasing Technology- If humans have been on the earth for a million years, as evolutionists have suggested, think about this- the technology increase attained in the past 100 years. At the rate at which technology is increasing and has increased over recorded history, how can you justify the approximately 993,000 years of utter stupidity where humans could not even develop one single written language?

Magnetic Decay- A steady decay of the earth's magnetic field has been measured over the past 140 years. The current measure of the magnetic field of the earth is at 3.12e-5 Teslas. The current rate of decay is at 26 nanoteslas a year. If this rate remains constant in 1200 years the magnetic field is due to hit zero. If this rate was constant in the past, 38 million years ago the magnetic field would have been too strong for life to survive on earth.

Moon Recession- "The moon is slowly receding from the Earth at about 4 cm per year, and the rate would have been greater in the past. The moon could never have been closer than 18,400 km, known as the Roche Limit, because of the earth's tidal forces would have shattered it. But even if the moon had started receding from being in contact with the earth, it would have taken only 1.37 billion years to reach its present distance."

-Dr. Jonathan Sarfati

Young Comets- "As comets pass near the sun, some of their mass vaporizes, producing a long tail and other debris. Comets also fragment frequently or fall into the sun or other planets. Typical comets should disintegrate and disappear after several hundred orbits. For many comets this is less than 10,000 years. There is no evidence for a distant shell of cometary material surrounding the solar system, and there is no known way to add comets to the solar system at rates that even remotely balance their destruction ... Consequently, comets and the solar system appear to be less than 10,000 years old" (Brown, 29).

Ice Comets- Small, ice filled comets enter the earth's atmosphere at a rate of approximately one in every twenty seconds. Each comet releases about 100 tons of water into the atmosphere as it vaporizes. If the earth was indeed billions of years old, the earth's oceans would contain several times the volume of water that they hold today.

Young Rings- "The rings orbiting Saturn, Uranus, Jupiter, and Neptune are being rapidly bombarded by meteoroids. Saturn's rings, for example, should be pulverized and dispersed in about 10,000 years. Since this has not happened, planetary rings are probably quite young" (Brown, 29).

Shrinking Sun- "By analyzing data from Greenwich [Observatory] in the period 1836-1953, John A. Eddy (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and High Altitude Observatory in Boulder) and Aram A. Boornazian (a mathematician from Boston) have found evidence that the Sun has been contracting about 0.1% per century during that time, corresponding to a shrinkage rate of about 5 feet an hour. Digging deep into historical records, Eddy has found 400-year old eclipse observations that are consistent with such a shrinkage." Physics Today reported in 1979. Extrapolation from these numbers leads us to believe that 100,000 years ago the sun would have been twice its current size, making life on earth unthinkable. 100 million years ago, when the dinosaurs were supposedly roaming the earth, the sun's perimeter would have extended well beyond the earth's current position. One can only conclude from this finding that the earth is beyond all reasonable doubt younger than 100,000 years old.

Helium Accumulation- Helium leaks through the earth's crust and most of which is contained within the earth's atmosphere. If the earth were as old as Darwinists claim it to be, there should be thousands of times more helium in the atmosphere than there is.

Earth's Speed- "The Earth's rate of rotation is slowly but measurably declining. Based on this, Lord Kelvin, the nineteenth century physicist who introduced the Kelvin temperature scale, argued against an old planet. His point: if the Earth were billions of years old, its centrifugal force would have been so great during its alleged molten state that the equatorial regions would have bulged out. This would have given the Earth a different shape, since it would have retained much of the bulging as it cooled and consolidated. Because the decline in rotational rate is now known to be greater than previously thought, Lord Kelvin's argument holds up even better now " (Perloff, 134).

The Population Problem- "The average family size today, worldwide, is about 3.6 children, and the annual population growth is 2 percent ... assume an initial population of two people, the first parents... The evolution model, with its million-year history of man, has to be strained to the breaking point. It is essentially incredible that there could have been 25,000 generations of men with a resulting population of only 3.5 billion. If the population increased at only 0.5 percent per year for a million years, or if the average family size were only 2.5 children per family for 25,000 generations, the number of people in the present generation would exceed 10^2100, a number which is, of course, utterly impossible... only 10^130 electrons could be crammed into the entire known universe." -Henry Morris

         Conclusion- Just one of these points against an old earth is enough to topple the whole Darwinist theory of macroevolution. There are 14 points made here, all of which are backed up by scientific research. If you have doubts about any of them, please email me and ask for the references that were used, or pick up copies of the references I listed and check for yourself. Since the Earth obviously is not old enough for macroevolution, there is only one alternative- Creation less than 10,000 years ago by God.