Proof That The Earth Is About 6000 Years Old
The title of this post is a reference to the denizens of talk.origins, the moral successors in the fine tradition of Pavlik Morozov. What is seen on talk.origins and sci.bio.evolution is the last vestiges of a fading sort of a freak/geek culture which, prior to the current entry of mainstream America onto the Internet, has dominated net affairs until now. Their little charade is transparent, and they need to take a tumble from their self-exalted position. Believe me, they have it coming. They are neither honest nor scholarly. Dealing with them is like dealing with punks in the sixth grade, except that these punks have a bigger vocabulary. They like to use the "tradesman's lingo" (good words and fair speeches) to bamboozle the simple. (Romans 16:18 "For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.")
Obviously, there is neither space nor time to post all of the relevant information here. So... I have provided links which you can click, and from those sites the choices of available additional pages and links are plentiful and varied. You might want to start with the "Unfossilized... " link below. You will find information about a "25 million year-old" limestone strata that contains human skeletons that look like ours. Enjoy.
Articles and Links
Unfossilized Dinosaur Remains & 25 Million Year-old Humans
Where Fossils Form
Mount St. Helens
At the bottom of this post you will see a picture of a "polystrate tree" that extends upright through "several million years" worth of sedimentary rock. These are found all over the world and cannot be explained away in standard "evo theory", as you shall see if you read the material here and on the links posted above. None of the phenomena dealt with here represent a problem for those who believe that God is not a liar.
The problem (for evolutionists) is that even a thousand years is not enough time for these trees to be covered and fossilize. Of course, they will do a lot of fancy dancing to avoid addressing the real dilemma. Being covered with debris is not enough. How the tree is covered is only half of the problem. The tree must be covered by multiple layers of sediment and survive through many flood events in order to fit the evolution belief. Even if you can satisfy this problem (which you cannot), you still must fossilize the fossil before it rots. Burying a tree upright or horizontally does not prevent it from rotting. The conditions for fossilization must also be present. A buried tree will rot.
I will give (the evolutionists) the argument that on rare conditions, a tree may miraculously stand 100 years after death, but that does not help the evolution position. But consider the double talk of this argument. For a dead tree to survive for 100 years without rotting, it must be a non-eventful century. Water increases decay and a flood would highly increase the chances of the tree collapsing. However, if there is not major flooding, the tree can't be buried. In this argument is an illusion of facts. The fact that a tree can survive for 100 years after death if conditions are right is presented to prove the trees' survival is possible. Then gradual sedimentation is given to show that a gradual build up is possible. Both are presented as evidence, however, only one or the other can apply. Even so, a hundred years does not fit evolution or creation arguments.
Any walk in the woods brings this argument into question. Polystate trees have roots in place and fossilized with the tree. Normally the top of a tree rots over a short period of time even if it stands upright. The base of the tree and roots quickly decay. Even when we find trees slowly being covered in sediment, we don't see fossilization, but we do see decay.
Do we see trees buried in flooding that do not rot?
Keep in mind that fossils in the geological column date the layers. If we shorten the time frame that these trees are buried, we also must shorten the ages of the fossils found in the layers. The crux of the argument is that the layers represent hundreds of thousands of years and up to millions of years depending on the fossils found. The trees going up through the layers disrupt the neat package that evolutionists are trying to present.
I will be more than happy to agree with (the evolutionist) that these trees survived for a thousand years while sediment built up if he and other evolutionists will be consistent and date the fossils in the same age range as the trees. If the tree is 1,000 years old, the fossils on the bottom layers can only be 1,000 years older than the fossils in the top layer. We know for a fact that evolutionists cannot agree with this assumption. This leaves a problem. Either the tree is millions of years old and miraculously stood through millions of years of flooding, or the fossils are not millions of years old. As you can see, both disagree with evolution. Therefore, it is necessary to craft any argument to avoid either of these two conclusions. Even so, one or the other must be true.
However, the real problem is not in how long it takes for layers of sediment to form. The problem is the ages that evolution places on the fossils in the layers of sediment. If the fossils in the lower layers are millions of years older than the fossils in the upper layers and the tree stands through each of these layers, there is no reasonable explanation. Evolutionists claim this is a 'non-problem', but in reality it is a big problem. The only safe position to take is to ignore the facts. Just write it off as a misunderstanding and claim the issue is resolved. Accuse your critics of being "religious wackos".
(Howler monkey speaking) "Practically everywhere that trees occur and there is significant, ongoing deposition of sediments, it is possible to find examples of them being buried. It is harder to find the data necessary to figure out how long the process is taking, but there are examples where periods of decades or centuries of burial can be documented."
This is misleading at best. A polystrate tree is a tree that is fossilized through multiple geological layers of strata. This is a solid fossil in solid layers of rock. We do not see this today. We see living trees that have sediment built up around them, but they are not fossils. Nor will they fossilize. As I stated earlier, there is more to creating a fossil than burying a tree. Upright or laying down, the tree will rot unless there are conditions present that cause fossilization. A partially buried living tree is not a polystrate tree. A partially buried or completely buried dead tree is not a polystrate tree. These trees will rot under natural conditions. See this link below for more information.
Where Fossils Form
Niagara Falls shows that a cataclysmic flood changed the face of America not that long ago. The Niagara river began falling over its present escarpment recently. Since then, Niagara Falls have been cutting back the cliff face.
The gorge is now seven miles long. How long did this take? Estimations range between nine, four and seven thousand years. All these dates suggest that Niagara is not millions of years old.
The Mississippi River Delta
The Mississippi River Delta can also be used as evidence to support this. The Delta is growing fast and from its growth the age of the Mississippi river can be estimated approximately. Modern geologists have estimated an age of ten million years.
However, to procure this age they claim the average depth of delta mud must be forty thousand feet, which is "a bit much". The average length of delta mud is not forty thousand feet, but forty feet.
The Mississippi River is the longest river system in the world. An age of ten million years is ruled out by a simple fact: in ten million years the growing delta would have filled the entire gulf of Mexico with mud.
Far beneath six hundred miles of river plains there lies a different map of America. Beneath those plains lies an old ocean bed or estuary. Above the old ocean bed are enormous layers of gravel, sand, clay and seashells, deposited by a colossal, catastrophic deluge. These layers DO NOT (!) represent "millions of years" of deposits. They were laid down in a VERY SHORT time span (a little over a year, if you need to know). On top there is the plain itself.
How did those enormous layers get there? Certainly the river could not have deposited them there, nor could any other water action within our knowledge. It must have been water action beyond our knowledge, an unimaginable flood that refaced America. But how long ago ?
At the beginning of this century the American Government appointed a team of experts to study the Mississipi River. These geologists used the correct average depth of Delta mud (forty feet) and they estimated the age of the great river system at less than five thousand years.
The Mississippi and the Niagara Falls give hard and clear evidence that water action on a calamitous scale such as a deluge changed the face of America not that long ago. Evolutionist geology rejects this deluge explanation and gives us the geological column. One need look no further than Mount St. Helens to see how utterly BOGUS the "geological column" is. To the evolutionist, TIME is a magic wand which enables the utterly impossible to happen. The mathematician, on the other hand, realizes that the mathematically impossible could NEVER have happened, and time is irrelevant, even if it was millions or billions of years, which IT WAS NOT. Evolutionists are trapped in a vicious circle of false assumptions and circular reasoning. (The fossils are this old because the rocks are this old, and vice versa.) How old are the hundreds of feet of sediment deposited around Mt. St. Helens? Now imagine not just one "tiny" volcano, but massive WORLDWIDE VOLCANIC UPHEAVAL, coupled with a deluge of water from outer space, and/or from runaway subduction accumulating at an average rate of 6 inches per minute, and you might begin to get the picture.
There are numerous examples to support the deluge explanation. The Lewis "overthrust" in Montana, the Heart Mountain Thrust in Wyoming, the Empire Mountains in Arizona and, of course, The Grand Canyon.
Within the Grand Canyon is the best exposure of the fossil column since it breaches the earth's crust to the depth of about one mile. The canyon reveals superb rock strata, sedimentary rocks and thousands of square miles of horizontal strata. The canyon is the clearest convincing case that the world underwent an immense period of floodwater proportional to that of a cataclysmic deluge.
Let us infer that the deluge did in fact happen, and there is much evidence to support it.
If this did happen then the geological column must be reinterpreted. It is not, therefore, a record of the process and progression of evolution. Instead, it is a record of the sequence in which creatures were buried in the flood sediments.
At the bottom of the column are the simple sponges, jellyfish, seafish, seaworms, corrals, shellfish and the trilobites etc. It is logical that they are at the bottom because that is where they lived, and they are heavier than water. They lived at the bottom of the sea and they would have been the first organisms to have been buried by the flood sediments.
The free swimming fish would have been trapped later, as is evident from the huge concentration of fossilised fish that we find. The amphibians would follow later since they lived even higher up at the level of the land. Therefore, the layers of fossils would record the sequence of burial in the flood sediments.
After a certain stage of the flood, another factor would then come into operation - streamlining! Simpler animals are streamlined in water. Higher animals are more complex and are not streamlined in the moving floodwaters.
This hydraulic principle of streamlining would sort out the animals so that the simpler streamlined ones would sink faster and be buried sooner, whilst the complex ones would have sunk more slowly and thus be found higher up the column.
The third factor would have been the escape factor. The higher animals are more mobile. i.e. the birds, the horses, the apes etc., and of course - man. Being more agile, fleet wing, fleet footed, they could escape the rising flood a little longer and so they would be the last to drown, and would thus be buried at the top of the fossil column. The actual fossil column fits quite well with the deluge explanation.
In essence, this means that the great sedimentary rocks were deposited very quickly and that the whole fossil column would have been deposited rapidly.; all the living creatures of the world engulfed in sediments and buried during a short period.
It would mean that the fossils are mostly of creatures that lived on earth during the same period, whether they were trilobites, dinosaurs, mammoths or Neanderthal men etc.
The discussion, therefore, is moving towards an earth that is not incredibly old, but surprisingly young. In making this statement I am challenging the scientific techniques used to date fossils and rocks. I am challenging radioactive dating. I might appear to be somewhat insubordinate for questioning radioactive dating.
However, radioactive dating must go under circumstantial scrutiny on several points! Many physicists have disregarded these methods of calculating the ages of rocks and fossils because the techniques themselves rest on dissimilar assumptions from the outset. In order to prove to you that radioactive dating cannot give authentic ages of rocks and fossils, it is necessary at this juncture, to go into some depth on the actual process of dating fossils/rocks.
If radioactive dating is controvertible then the supposed age of the earth - 4.5 billion years, must be reconsidered. Evolution asserts that man evolved from amoeba through random, purposeless and undirected changes over a vast period of time. If radioactive dating is untrustworthy and these vast time spans are inaccurate then evolution, on another logical point, has no case!