A Brief List of Arguments for a Young Earth By Jack Kettler
Lack of sediments in the ocean bed:
The average thickness of all sediments on the ocean floor globally is only 1,300 feet, even though sediments have been amassing for supposedly billion years. If natural processes had occurred, the ocean floor would have been filled with sediments many miles deep. However, this is not supported by observed evidence.
The faint Sun paradox:
During Earth’s early history, the sun’s radiance was much less than it is now in the Phanerozoic period, approximately 541.0 million years ago. In reality, the radiative output was so low that all surface water on Earth should have been frozen. However, evidence shows that it was not.
The quickly decaying magnetic field:
The Earth is surrounded by a magnetic field that shields living things from solar radiation, which is necessary for life to exist, which is why scientists were surprised by the discovery that this field is rapidly fading. If this rate continues, the field and the Earth will be no older than 20,000 years!
Helium in radioactive rocks:
Due to the extremely low solubility of helium, even though it diffuses quickly from the rocks, it cannot escape the rocks completely. Thus, even after hundreds of thousands of years of uranium and thorium decay, the rocks are still full of helium atoms. Why?
Carbon-14 in fossils, coal, and diamonds:
Carbon-14 is a radioactive form of carbon that scientists use to date fossils. However, its half-life of 5,730 years is so short that any remaining carbon-14 in fossils is expected to decay after a few hundred thousand years. However, astonishingly, carbon-14 has been detected in fossils that are supposedly up to hundreds of millions of years old since the invention of radiocarbon dating. Why is that?
Why are there still comets in existence?
Comets travel billions of miles through the cold expanse of space until they come close to the sun. The sun’s heat causes the comet’s ice to evaporate and dust to be released, forming a stunning tail. Nevertheless, since comets have very little mass, each time they come near the sun, they lose more and more of their mass until they finally disappear. Comets cannot survive the billions of years that they travel through space. So why are there still comets? Does a hypothetical “oort cloud” solve this problem? Where is this cloud? Has anyone ever seen it? Is belief in an “oort cloud” blind faith?
Why is there such as small amount of salt in the Sea?
Salt accumulates in the world’s oceans but at a slower rate than what is added each year, which means that if the oceans have been around for billions of years, their salt content should be much higher than what is observed today.
DNA in prehistoric bacteria:
Scientists were amazed to discover bacteria from 250 million years ago had almost identical DNA to modern bacteria. This discovery was unexpected since, given the known mutation rate, the DNA of a modern bacteria should have changed significantly over 250 million years.
Soft Tissues and Biomolecules in Fossils:
Under the microscope, Dr. Mary Schweitzer was astonished to find that the fossilized femur of a Tyrannosaurus rex from the Hell Creek Formation of Montana showed signs of blood vessels and red blood cells with nuclei. Dr. Schweitzer’s remarkable finding challenged the long-held assumption that soft tissues cannot survive millions of years of fossilization. – Scientific American, (December 2010, pp. 62–69).
Population growth not consistent evolutionary dates:
Evolutionary theory suggests that the human population should be much larger than it is today, yet the world’s population has only recently reached eight billion. This discrepancy between expectations and reality indicates an issue with evolutionary dating methods. It implies fewer individuals were born for three to six million years than expected.
The above summary of problems for evolutionists is a brief sampling of issues that have never been addressed adequately. The present writer makes no claim of originality for the words in this overview and summary.
“Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” (2 Timothy 2:15)
Mr. Kettler has previously published articles in the Chalcedon Report and Contra Mundum. He and his wife, Marea, attend the Westminster, CO, RPCNA Church. Mr. Kettler is the author of 15 books defending the Reformed Faith. Books can be ordered online at Amazon.