What evidence is there that Earth is young?


By BibleAsk Team

Here are evidences that show that Earth is younger than what evolutionists teach:

1-Tightly Folded Rock Strata

When solid rock is bent, it breaks. Rock can only bend without fracturing when it is softened by extreme heating or when the layers have not yet fully hardened. There are places on earth where the rock formations have been tightly folded, without evidence of the sediments being heated. This could not have happened gradually over long periods of time but could have happened in the global, catastrophic Flood as in the Biblical account of Genesis.  (1)

2-Human Population Growth

Scientists can calculate the years of human existence with the population doubling every 150 years to figure what the world’s population should be after any given period of time. The Bible age of earth (about 6,000 years) is consistent with the numbers presented with such calculation. But even a conservative evolutionary age of 50,000 years produces an incredibly impossibly high figure of 10 to the 99th power for the population.  (2)

3-Recession of the Moon

The gravitational pull of the moon creates a “tidal bulge” on earth that causes the moon to spiral outwards very slowly. Because of this effect, the moon would have been closer to the earth in the past. Based on gravitational forces and the current rate of recession, we can calculate how much the moon has moved away over time. So, if the earth is only 6,000 years old, that would be possible, because in that time the moon would have only moved about 800 feet (250 m). But evolutionists teach that the moon is over four billion years old, which presents a major problem that suggests that less than 1.5 billion years ago the moon would have been touching the earth. (3)

4-Earth’s Decaying Magnetic Field

The earth has a magnetic field that is decaying rapidly. Evolutionary scientists created a “dynamo model” of the earth’s core to explain how the field could have lasted over such a long period of time, but this model does not explain the data for the rapid decay and the rapid reversals that it has undergone in the past.  On the other hand, the creationist model shows clearly the data concerning earth’s magnetic field, showing the striking evidence that the earth is only thousands of years old—and not billions. (4)

5-Radiocarbon in Diamonds

Carbon-14 dating provides evidence for creation and a young earth. Radiocarbon (carbon-14) cannot remain naturally in substances for millions of years because it decays relatively rapidly. For this reason, it can only be used to obtain “ages” in the range of tens of thousands of years. Scientists from the RATE (Radioisotopes and the Age of the Earth) project examined diamonds that evolutionists consider to be 1–2 billion years old and related to the earth’s early history. The RATE scientists discovered significant detectable levels of radiocarbon in these diamonds, dating them at thousands of years which is a blow to the evolutionary theory of billions of years. (5)

6-The presence of intact cells in Dinosaurs

The discovery of the Tyrannosaurus rex femur with flexible connective tissue, branching blood vessels, and even intact cells caused a great problem to evolutionists because these dinosaur tissues are more than 65 million years old, but laboratory studies have shown that there is no known way for biological material to last more than thousands of years. (6)

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In His service,
BibleAsk Team


1. https://answersingenesis.org/geology/rock-layers/rock-layers-folded-not-fractured/

2. https://answersingenesis.org/evidence-against-evolution/billions-of-people-in-thousands-of-years/

3. https://answersingenesis.org/astronomy/moon/is-the-moon-really-old/

4. https://answersingenesis.org/astronomy/earth/the-earths-magnetic-field-and-the-age-of-the-earth/

5. https://answersingenesis.org/geology/rocks-and-minerals/diamonds-evidence-of-explosive-geological-processes/

6. https://answersingenesis.org/dinosaurs/bones/ostrich-osaurus-discovery/

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