Question: Are there evidences for young earth that can easily be observed?
This month’s article is the last of the three part series on evidences for a young earth. Last month, we focused on exposing the underlying fallacy of slow and gradual change in terms of millions and billions of years. It was concluded that fossil and geological records actually revealed a cataclysmic worldwide event as witnessed in the Genesis Flood account and affirmed by God’s Word. Assuming long ages with gradual changes, what does one actually observe? We see the absence of millions and billions of years of time that cannot be accounted for by the evolutionists. This month, we are going to demonstrate the lack accountability for these missing years, evidence which can only suggest the earth and universe are young.
1. Stone Age artifacts and human remains are missing
Evolutionists believe that Neanderthal and Cro-Magnon men emerged during the Stone Age and existed for 100,000 years. Discoveries have revealed that they buried artifacts with their dead in a religious ritual, undisputed evidence that they were fully human. According to many anthropologists, the population of one to ten million held constant during this time. Using statistical analysis, the population of these kind of humans could have easily reached four billion, with their skeletons and artifacts buried somewhere on earth. There are scant numbers of Stone Age skeletons and their artifacts, so what happen to all these remains? The only explanation is that 100, 000 years of man’s evolutionary history is missing.
2. Population statistics support a young earth
If you consider the present worldwide population of seven billion people, it can be traced back to the original eight people in Noah’s ark. Using a conservative mathematical model of population growth from Noah’s time to the present, we arrive at a 4,000 year period of time. Well-known scholar, Henry Morris (1918-2006), is considered the Father of modern creation science. He put the actual statistical numbers to the test using population models that showed the numbers growing geometrically just as Darwin’s “struggle for life” suggested they would. His research actually affirmed the narrative of Noah’s ark within the biblical time-frame writing, “Yet the average annual growth rate since the Flood need only have been one-fourth the present growth rate to produce the world’s present population in the 4,000 years (minimum) since that time.”
3. The earth’s magnetic field decay rate is too fast for an old earth.
It has been proven that the magnetic field that surrounds the earth has been decreasing at a steady rate. Evolutionary theorists have not determined how this magnetic field has allegedly been declining for billions of years. Creation scientists have produced a qualified scientific model that fits the biblical time frame. Under the direction of D. Russell Humphreys, Ph.D., a theoretical physicist who directed much of the research in the publication entitled “Evidences for Young World,” states, “This theory matches paleomagnetic, historic, and present data. The main result is that the field’s energy (not local intensity) has always decayed at least as fast as now. At that rate, the field could not be more than 10,000 years old.”
4. Missing helium in the earth’s atmosphere
The second lightest element is helium. As the radioactive minerals within the rocks decay, helium is released. Being a buoyant gas, it escapes out of the rocks into the atmosphere. Because it not light enough to escape the strong gravitational forces of the earth, it should stay within our atmosphere. If the earth was 4.5 billion years old, we should be finding much more helium. It is estimated that 67 grams of helium exit every second from the rocks. Presently, the amount of helium measured in the atmosphere is 4.60 billion tons. Using simple mathematics, one can calculate how much helium should be present, if the earth was 4.6 billion years old. There are billions of tons of helium missing that cannot be accounted for by those that subscribe to a theory of long ages.
5. DNA mutating faster than we think
John Sanford, a distinguished Geneticist from Cornell University, has determined in his publication, “The Genetic Entropy and the Mystery of Genome” (2005), that the human DNA information system is destined for doom. Sanford predicts that this unmatched complex system could not escape the brutal “Death Law” which is imbedded in the universal law of entropy. This law that affects every organized system simply states that all order tends to go disorder. Under the curse of entropy, Sanford predicts the human genome only has the capacity to continue for 300 generations. What does this mean for the longevity of the human race? Man has only 6,000 years before he goes extinct! Stanford’s research predicts that the DNA molecule will pass down misinformation or mutations from one generation to the next, increasing the amount of mutations down the line until extinction takes place. This blows away the concept of evolution existing as a creative process over billions of years of time.
6. The rate of erosion of the continents
Continental erosion is occurring at a faster rate giving dates much younger than the billions of years evolutionists predict. At the present measured rate, it gives an age of 14 million years. Using the evolutionary scenario that the continents and the oceans originated 3.2 billion years ago, there is a cosmic difference of close to 3 billion years missing. Of course, the 14 million year date does not take into consideration the catastrophic worldwide flood and the dynamic interaction with the continents. Such interactions would certainly indicate a young earth.
7. The accumulation of ocean sediments
Sediments enter the oceans at a present rate of 27.5 billion tons per year. These sediments reach the bottom of the ocean at an average depth of 400 meters. At the present rate, calculations reveal that ocean sediments would indicate the age of the oceans would be only 12 million years. Once again, billions and billions of years are missing.
8. Salt content in the oceans are much too low
As mentioned above, the amount of salt found in the oceans today is much lower compared to the earth age of oceans as above. Steve Austin and Russ Humphries, both creation scientists, published a paper in 1990 entitled, “The Sea’s Missing Salt: A Dilemma for Evolutionists” which thoroughly examined the salinity of the earth’s oceans. When all the variables where considered regarding the salt entering and leaving the oceans, the ocean age was determined to be in the range of 32-62 million years. Of course, these dates were based on uniform dispersing of salt over the ages without the consideration of the worldwide flood. Still, if evolution is true, where is all the missing salt?
9. Oil pressure decreases over time
Oil pressure is measurable and depletes over time even if the wells are highly over-pressured. Using conservative calculations, these highly over-pressured zones reach equilibrium with the surrounding areas in about 10,000 years.
10. Lack of stardust
The stardust clouds, remnants of exploding stars, are too few in our Milky Way galaxy. They number about 200 exploding incidents, indicating an age of 7,000 years.
Tom DeRosa is the Executive Director and Founder of Creation Studies Institute, He is an author, teacher, and sought out speaker with a passion to equip other believers with the tools needed to refute the lies of evolution. Tom can be reached at [email protected]