If you Google “How old is the earth?” you’ll get an answer of around 4.5 billion years. But according to a plain reading of God’s Word, the earth is closer to 6,000 years old. If God’s Word is true (and it is), then we should expect to find numerous scientific evidences for the earth’s young age.
And that’s exactly what we find.
Despite what you might hear in evolution-based science classrooms, there is evidence for a young earth—and quite a bit of it.
In this article, we’re walking you through five of the best scientific evidences for a young earth.
1. Very Little Sediment on the Seafloor
“If sediments have been accumulating on the seafloor for 3 billion years, the seafloor should be choked with sediments many miles deep,” writes Dr. Andrew Snelling.
It’s true! On average, seafloor sediments around the globe are less than 1,300 feet thick. That doesn’t make sense if winds and water have been depositing 20 billion tons of eroded dirt and rock debris onto the seafloor each year, as they do today.
Granted, some sediments seem to dislodge as tectonic plates slowly slide beneath continents (around an inch or two every year). But even so, at this rate, the seafloor would’ve accumulated 1,300 feet of sediment in under 12 million years. Certainly not billions of years as evolutionists claim.
2. Bent Rock Layers
Folded rock layers point to a young earth that underwent a global Flood 4,500 years ago.
If you visit the Grand Canyon, you’ll see something very interesting. Each rock layer is distinct, but for some reason, the lines aren’t straight. Many of these rock layers are appear curved and folded—without any signs of fracturing.
How could this be possible if these layers were laid down over hundreds of millions of years? Hardened rock layers don’t bend. Have you ever tried to fold a hardened slate of rock? If anything, it cracks or splits apart.
That’s why, if the Grand Canyon’s rock layers were laid down over long periods of time, you would expect them to appear as straight lines. The only reason the rock layers could be folded and bent without fracturing is that they were laid down quickly while they were still somewhat wet.
This principle applies not only to the Grand Canyon, but to folded rock layers around the globe. (And yes, there are numerous geographical areas where we find this!) The only way this make sense is if many of these rock layers were laid down during Noah’s Flood.
3. Soft Tissue in Fossils
Evolutionists claim dinosaurs went extinct 65 million years ago. But if that’s true, why do some of their fossils still contain living tissue?
Supposedly, living tissue can survive in fossils for 3 to 4 million years at most, but scientists have found signs of life in a dinosaur bone thought to be 68 million years old. When Dr. Mary Schweitzer analyzed bone slices from the fossilized femur (thigh bone) of a Tyrannosaurus rex found in Montana, she found what seemed to be blood vessels from bone and marrow.
At first, skeptics argued that what she found wasn’t actually blood vessels and bone cells but rather dead bacteria aggregated in slime. But Schweitzer and her team later found evidence of protein collagen—a distinctive protein that bacteria don’t make.
4. Faint Sun Paradox
If the sun is billions of years old, the earth would’ve been too cold to support life when scientists claim life began evolving.
You see, astronomers have found strong evidence that the sun’s power comes from hydrogen converting into helium in the sun’s core. This process is known as nuclear fusion.
During this process, the composition of the sun’s core changes, slowly increasing the sun’s temperature. Calculations indicate that the sun would be 25% brighter after 3.5 billion years, making the earth much warmer, too.
Indeed, if the earth and sun are billions of years old, then the earth would’ve been below freezing just 3.5 billion years ago—right when life supposedly evolved. And yet, evolutionists acknowledge that there’s no geological evidence for this.
Scientists have tried to explain away this problem, but none of their explanations have any evidence to back them up. The most logical answer is that the sun and our earth are both young.
5. Rapidly Decaying Magnetic Field
Did you know a magnetic field surrounds the earth, protecting us from solar radiation? And did you know that magnetic field is quickly decaying?
If the magnetic field has always decayed at the rate it is now—and several measurements confirm that it has—then the earth couldn’t be older than 20,000 years. Archaeological measurements show that the field was 40% stronger back in A.D. 1000. And in the last three decades, it has shown a net energy loss of 1.4%, according to the International Geomagnetic Reference Field.
This fast-decaying magnetic field is further evidence that our earth is young!
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