Assumptions are made. I get that. But when they have been proven wrong, those assumptions need to change.
Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools… Romans 1:22
Answers in Genesis put out a little booklet called, “10 Best Evidences from Science That Confirm a Young Earth.” We will be looking at those 10 best evidences.
#1 Very Little Sediment on the Seafloor
If sediments have been accumulating on the seafloor for three billion years, the seafloor should be choked with sediments many miles deep.
Every year, water and wind erode about 20 billion tons of dirt and rock debris from the continents and deposit them on the seafloor. Most of this material accumulates as loose sediments near the continents. Yet, the average thickness of all these sediments globally over the whole seafloor is not even 1,300 feet.
Some sediments appear to be removed as tectonic plates slide slowly (an inch or two per year) beneath continents. An estimated 1 billion tons of sediments are removed this way each year. The net gain is thus 19 billion tons per year. At this rate, 1,300 feet of sediment would accumulate in less than 12 million years, not billions of years.
This evidence makes sense within the context of the Genesis flood cataclysm, not the idea of slow and gradual geologic evolution. In the latter stages of the year-long global flood, water swiftly drained off the emerging land, dumping its sediment-chocked loads offshore. Thus most seafloor sediments accumulated rapidly about 4,300 [-5,100] years ago.
An additional problem for the old-earth view is that no evidence exists of much sediment being subducted and mixed into the mantle.
Another assumption made is about the sediment from the 13 great rivers of the world. Where they dump into their respective oceans should be vast amounts of sediment built up over the ages. Instead, there’s enough there for about 4,300-5,100 years–and that’s all 13 rivers!
Tomorrow: #2 Bent Rock Layers
Abba, as we look at these clues into our past, may we see Your glory in them. Even when talking about the Global Flood, the glory is not in the flood, but in the fact that You spared this earth. It nearly split apart! Help us to keep open minds and open hearts so that we can hear Your Spirit speak to us. Amen.