Fact From Fiction
old is Planet Earth? This is an important question. In 1862, Thompson said the
earth was 20 million years old. In 1897, he doubled it to 40 million. Two years
later, J. Joly said it was 90 million.
A Holmes in 1947, decided it was 3.35 billion; and, in 1956, raised it to
4.5 billion. Just now, it stands at 5 billion.
For the evolutionist this is an important issue. To him 10,000 years is
but a drop in a bucket. Nothing of evolutionary significance could happen in so
short a time. So if the earth is thousands of years old rather than billions
then the evolutionary process could not have taken place.
But what do scientific facts tell us? They declare that our planet is
only a few thousand years old. Here are scientific facts to prove it.
circle the sun and are assumed to be as old as our solar system. Since they are
continually disintegrating, and a number are known to have broken up, evidently
all of them self-destruct within a relatively short time period. It is estimated
they cannot be over 10,000 years old
Salt: Each year, the world’s rivers and underground streams add millions
of tonnes of salt to the sea, and only a fraction of this goes back onto the
land. Using the most favourable possible assumptions for long-agers, the
absolute maximum age of the oceans is only a tiny fraction of their assumed
All naturally-occurring families of radioactive elements generate helium as they
decay. If such decay took place for billions of years, as alleged by
evolutionists, much helium should have found its way into the Earth’s
atmosphere. The rate of loss of helium from the atmosphere into space is
calculable and small. Taking that loss into account, the atmosphere today has
only 0.05% of the amount of helium it would have accumulated in 5 billion years.
This means the atmosphere is much younger than the alleged evolutionary age.
dating methods (including ones that point to thousands, not billions of years)
are based on assumptions—beliefs, no matter how reasonable-sounding, that you
can’t prove, but must accept by faith. For example:
Assuming how much of a particular chemical was originally present;
Assuming that there has been no leaching by water of the chemicals in or out of
Assuming that radioactive decay rates have stayed the same for billions of
years, and more.
The old excuse, "science has disproved the Bible", is not valid. Rather pointing to a young earth it makes evolution a scientific impossibility. Man is not the result of an evolutionary process but he is the creation of a loving God.
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