More Problems

Even beyond those phenomena, there remain a great many other hurdles to the mainstream notion of geological age. Consider how the geomagnetic field of the planet, which is absolutely critical to life on Earth, is decaying rapidly…

Since 1823, the time of our first careful observation of it, the intensity of the Earth’s magnetic field has decreased some 7%, 1 and when collectively analyzed across the planet, it shows the actual energy of the geomagnetic field has decreased over that same period by as much as 14%. While it would be easy enough for some to extrapolate from that data that the geomagnetic field, decreasing continually at that same rate, surely would not be active after only 10 thousand years or so, the data, through the study of ancient magnetic signatures found in human artifacts (known formally as archaeomagnetism), actually indicates otherwise. What that data shows is that the intensity of the magnetic field has oscillated wildly over the years, especially during the third millennium before Christ, eventually reaching a peak of as much as 50% greater intensity around the time of Christ, tapering to some 40% greater intensity around 1000 AD, 2 and steadily decreasing ever since. As the data stands, even in spite of the early fluctuations indicated by archaeomagnetic studies, it suggests that this planet’s geomagnetic field could not have existed for more than 100,000 years.

Still other examples remain. The oceans for instance do not have enough salt to support the notions of deep-time. As each year passes, salt is carried from rivers and other sources into the oceans of our planet, and given the current pelagic salinity of 3.5%, there simply is far too little salt in the water to justify the notion that this critical process has been occurring for over a billion years. Likewise, the oceans do not have enough sediment within them. Rivers, along with storms and other such events, deposit sediment into oceanic bodies continually, yet under examination, we find that the current seafloor sediment densities are far shallower than would be expected for a continual process that has been occurring since the beginning.

If we assume the present rate of erosion and deposition rates, estimated at some 27.5 billion tons being deposited into the seas annually, 3 to have existed over the supposed 1 billion year history of the world ocean, we should find a staggering layer of sediment almost 100,000 feet thick covering the seafloor today! What we find instead, according to the best current worldwide average, is a sediment depth of some 2,950 feet. Where is the other 97,000 feet of anticipated sediment? Furthermore, for 100,000 feet of sediment to be present at the bed of the world’s oceans, that material would have had to have been the product of some 38 miles of vertical erosion from every continental surface worldwide! Such is not only unfeasible, but patently ludicrous. Some researchers have argued that continuous volcanic action on the seafloor removed great quantities of such sediment at rates of 2.75 billion tons a year. 4 Even so, the removal by such forces of 2.75 billion tons a year represents only a tenth of the total deposition seen annually. That aside, as it stands, the current estimated mass of worldwide oceanic sediment is some 820 million billion tons, 5 which given today’s rate of erosion and deposition of 27.5 billion tons annually, would only take some 30 million years to accumulate. 6 This in itself is a conundrum however…

That issue comes in the form of continental erosion. At present there are approximately 30.4 cubic miles of continental crust (equating to some 386 million billion tons of mass) situated higher than sea level. Given the standard erosion rates, it would take only 14 million years for that entire mass to be completely eroded away! This presents serious problems for those who support geological deep-time because, even if the geological material is somehow recycled through volcanism or some other effect, if the continental crust erodes, so too do all the fossils preserved within. 

If this is the case, how then do we have fossils that supposedly come from hundreds of millions of years in the past? In reality, the only conclusion that would could accurately reach based on these facts is that the oceans, lacking proper sedimentation and salinization, and the continental crustal material, containing a myriad of fossilized organisms and other artifacts, are much younger than the 30 million years it would have taken to accumulate the oceans sediments, and younger even still than the 14 million years it would take to completely recycle the continental surfaces. In fact, all things considered, the evidence indicates that these processes are perhaps only thousands of years in age at best.

All of these things, from the structural irregularities of the strata to the position and preservation of the fossils within, seem to directly counter the accepted methods for determining the relative age of geological formations, and consequently geological deep-time itself. What are we to make of such things? If these criteria are effectively the primary source, the very first line of inquiry, to date strata, how then can we reconcile such incompatibilities between that which is known and that which is expected? Interestingly, the truth of the matter becomes no clearer when we turn to the oft-cited techniques used in establishing the absolute ages of strata, minerals, and fossils.

– This was an excerpt fromRemnants of Eden: Evolution, Deep-Time, & the Antediluvian World.” Get your copy here today. God bless! –

References:

  1.   McDonald, K. L. and R. H. Gunst, “An analysis of the earth’s magnetic field from 1835 to 1965,” ESSA Technical Report IER 46-IES 1 (July 1967) U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C., Table 3, pg 14
  2.   Merrill, R. T. and M. W. McElhinney, “The Earth’s Magnetic Field,” “ London: Academic Press, 1983, pp 101-106
  3.   Nevins M.S., Stewart E.,”Evolution: The Ocean Says No,” http://www.icr.org/article/evolution-ocean-says-no/
  4.   Li, Y., “Geochemical Mass Balance among Lithosphere, Hydrosphere, and Atmosphere”, American Journal of Science, Vol. 272, February 1972, pg 133
  5.   The volume of the ocean’s sediment is calculated by multiply the average thickness (2,950 feet or 0.56 miles) by the total global area of the ocean (149.4 million square miles), giving a product of some 77 cubic miles of sediment. That figure in turn is multiplied by an average sediment density of 10.7 billion tons per cubic mile (or 2.3 grams per cubic centimeter) to yield a total oceanic sedimentary mass of 820 million billion tons
  6. Nevins M.S., Stewart E.,”Evolution: The Ocean Says No,” http://www.icr.org/article/evolution-ocean-says-no/

 


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