User:Awc/young earth evidence
Young Earth proponents
- Evidence for a young world, Author: Dr. Russell Humphreys, Creation Ex Nihilo 13(3):28-31, June-August 1991 (He had a [slightly different list] in 2005.)
- Comets disintegrate too quickly.
- Not enough mud on the sea floor.
- Not enough sodium in the sea.
- Earth's magnetic field is decaying too fast.
- Many strata are too tightly bent.
- Injected sandstone shortens geologic 'ages'.
- Fossil radioactivity shortens geologic 'ages' to a few years.
- Helium in the wrong places.
- Not enough Stone Age skeletons.
- Agriculture is too recent.
- History is too short.
- Age of the earth: 101 evidences for a young age of the earth and the universe, by Don Batten, Published: 4 June 2009
- young-age-evidence, answersingenesis
- 60 or 70 topics, organized in Astronomy, Atmospheric Science, Botany, Geology, Glaciology, Human History, and Oceanography
- Biblical Young Earth Creationism
- many links, e.g. to articles on "Young Earth Creationism by CreationWiki", including
- also links to "Responses to Anticreationists"
- Polonium haloes indicate a young earth (Talk.Origins)
- Isochron date of young Grand Canyon lava is excessively old (Talk.Origins)
- Earth's magnetic field is decaying, indicating a young earth (Talk.Origins)
- The frequency of leap seconds indicates a young earth (Talk.Origins)
- Earth's rotation is slowing, indicating a young earth (Talk.Origins)
- Io's great volcanic activity indicates a young age (Talk.Origins)
- Shrinking sun indicates a young sun (Talk.Origins)
- Helmholtz's contraction theory says the sun is young (Talk.Origins)
- The faint young sun paradox contradicts an old earth (Talk.Origins)
- Erosion rate of Niagara Falls' rim indicates young earth (Talk.Origins)
- Average soil depth is consistent with young earth (Talk.Origins)
- Human population growth indicates a young earth (Talk.Origins)
- CREATION-EVOLUTION ENCYCLOPEDIA (pathlights.com)
Old Earth proponents
- The Age of the Earth (talkorigins), by Chris Stassen Copyright © 1996-2005
- How old is the Earth, and how do we know?
- Common creationist "dating methods"
- Common creationist criticisms of mainstream dating methods
- Suggested further reading
- Creationism and Accelerated Decay, By Matthew Rognstad
- Young-Earth Arguments: A Second Look, 1998, G.R. Morton - has some nice data I haven't seen elsewhere
- Age of the Earth and Universe - old Earth and young Earth arguments side by side
- HOW TO DECIDE BETWEEN SIDES ON DIFFICULT ISSUES - extremely detailed and trying very hard to be balanced
A) Existence of unfossilised dinosaur material.
B) Accumulation of salt in the oceans.
C) Geological evidence for the Flood (which therefore takes care of most of the evidence for geological time).
D) The existence of oil and gas reserves which are still under pressure.
E) The degeneration of the human genome.
A selection, i.e., Outline of an article
Astronomy (Age of the Universe)
The Spiral Structure of Galaxies
- Evidence for a young world (Humphreys, 2005) #1
- Scheffler, H. and Elsasser, H., Physics of the Galaxy and Interstellar Matter, Springer-Verlag (1987) Berlin, pp. 352–353, 401–413.
- D. Zaritsky, H-W. Rix, and M. Rieke, Inner spiral structure of the galaxy M51, Nature 364:313–315 (July 22, 1993).
- Creationist Claim: Spiral Galaxies “Wind Up” Too Fast for an Old Universe
- Creationists and cosmology bad combination
- Why I object to Creationism
- Astronomers Spiral Structure (Case Western Reserve University)
- Get Better View Of Density Waves In Galaxies (ScienceDaily)
Comets disintegrate too quickly.
- Evidence for a young world (Humphreys) #3 - "Evolutionists explain this discrepancy by assuming that (a) comets come from an unobserved spherical “Oort cloud” well beyond the orbit of Pluto, (b) improbable gravitational interactions with infrequently passing stars often knock comets into the solar system, and (c) other improbable interactions with planets slow down the incoming comets often enough to account for the hundreds of comets observed." Pity he doesn't discuss quantitatively what he means by "improbable".
- Comets and the age of the solar system, by Danny Faulkner, First published: TJ (now Journal of Creation) 11(3):264–273, December 1997 - detailed and reasonable intro to comets, but may be dated, and doesn't get to the nitty gritty of whether there is any reason the comets cannot be produced by some combination of the Oort Cloud and Kuiper Belt
- Kuiper Belt Objects: solution to short-period comets?
- More problems for the ‘Oort comet cloud’
- Levison et al., The Mass Disruption of Oort Cloud Comets, 21 JUNE 2002, VOL 296, SCIENCE - a recent scientific publication
- The Man Who Finds Planets - relatively recent, a few numbers of interest
- ORIGIN AND DYNAMICAL EVOLUTION OF COMETS AND THEIR RESERVOIRS, Alessandro Morbidelli, February 3, 2008. - This looks like the real McCoy. Recent. Review. Full text accessible. Don't know yet if it was published in a journal.
Accumulation of meteoritic dust on the Moon
- Moon Dust Evidence no longer valid
- Moon Dust and the Age of the Solar System
- Accumulation of meteoritic dust on the Moon (talkorigins)
Earth's rotation is slowing, indicating a young earth / Speed of Moon Recession
- Is the moon really old? - not helpful
- Earth's rotation is slowing, indicating a young earth (Talk.Origins) - detailed
- Moon is receding at a rate too fast for an old universe (Talk.Origins) - detailed, including several creationist and secular links that look helpful
- How Long Would It Take the Moon to Recede from Earth to Its Present Position?, the online edition of In the Beginning: Compelling Evidence for Creation and the Flood, by Dr. Walt Brown.
- The Moon is Still Young (rebutting Tim Thompson’s “The Recession of the Moon” at Talk.Origins), © 2000, Malcolm Bowden.
- The moon’s recession and age, by Jonathan Henry
- The Recession of the Moon and the Age of the Earth-Moon System, by Tim Thompson, Copyright © 2000 (TalkOrigins)
- Mainline, without reference to cretionism
- Geological constraints on the Precambrian history of Earth's rotation and the Moon's orbit, Williams, George E., Reviews of Geophysics, Volume 38, Issue 1, p. 37-60, 1996 (abstract)
- RELIABILITY OF LUNAR ORBITAL PERIODS EXTRACTED FROM ANCIENT CYCLIC TIDAL RHYTHMITES, A.W. Archer, Earth and Planetary Science Letters (abstract)
- GEOCHEMISTRY AND TIME-SERIES ANALYSES OF ORBITALLY FORCED UPPER CRETACEOUS MARL-LIMESTONE RHYTHMITES (LEHRTE WEST SYNCLINE, NORTHERN GERMANY), B. NIEBUHR, Geological Magazine, 2005 (abstract)
- The Lunar Orbit Throughout Time and Space, Adrienne Dove, Stuart Robbins, and Colin Wallace, September, 2005
- Lunar orbital evolution: A synthesis of recent results, Bruce G. Bills and Richard D. Ray, GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS, VOL. 26, NO. 19, PP. 3045-3048, 1999 - This looks like it might be the most useful, but I can't find it online.
- Tidal signatures in modern and ancient sediments, Wiley-Blackwell, 1995 - "This IAS Special Publication contains 23 papers presented at the 3rd International Research Symposium on Modern and Ancient Clastic Tidal Deposits." (Google Books, not sure if the URL will work in general)
Saturn’s Rings Short-Lived and Young
Geology (Age of the Earth)
Helium in the wrong places.
- Evidence for a young world (Humphreys) #8
- Answering the Critics. Helium in the Earth’s Atmosphere
- Accumulation of helium in the atmosphere (talkorigins)
Earth's magnetic field is decaying too fast.
- Evidence for a young world (Humphreys) #4
- Fossil magnetism reveals rapid reversals of the earth's magnetic field
- The Earth's magnetic field and the age of the Earth
- Earth's magnetic field is decaying, indicating a young earth (Talk.Origins)
- Decay of the Earth's magnetic field (talkorigins)
This should possibly be tackled in the article on radioactive dating.
Not enough mud on the sea floor.
Not enough sodium in the sea.
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