Evolutionists maintain that the earth-moon system is billions of years old. It has been calculated that if this is the case, there should be miles of dust on the surface of the moon due to meteoric bombardment and the breakup of surface rocks. NASA was afraid to send men to the moon, since they would sink into the dust, and never be seen again. So unmanned probes were sent to analyze the problem. But the problem turned out not to exist. As it is evident from the Apollo landings, there is only about 2-3 inches (5-7,5 cm) of dust on the surface, indicating an age of approximately 6-8000 years. Thanks to evolutionary scientists, there is silence on this strong evidence for a young moon.
There are giant sequoia trees living in California, that have no enemies except man. If man doesn't cut them down, they keep on living and living; not even bugs or forest fires can hurt them. Though they can, according to observation, live "forever", no sequoia older than about 4000 years has been found. These trees have been there ever since the beginning! Their age shows us the approximate time of the end of the Flood.
The earth has a magnetic field generated by its internal electrical currents. This field protects the earth and its inhabitants from harmful solar radiation and also allows you to use a compass. The strength of the magnetic field was first measured by Karl Gauss in 1835. Since then it has been measured every 10-15 years or so. These measurements show that the magnetic field is decaying exponentially, similarly to radioactive elements. The strength of the earth's internal magnet has a half-life of 1400 years, which means it halves every 1400 years. This decay is very rapid. It means that, for example, 7000 years ago the magnetic field was 25=32 times stronger than now. Extrapolating back, we find that 20,000 years ago the electrical current would have been so strong that the earth could not have withstood the heat produced, and would have been totally liquefied. Therefore the earth is less than 20,000 years old.
The rotation of the earth, which is currently 1000 mph (1600 km/h) at the equator, is slowing down. This is caused by the gravitational drag of nearby celestial bodies, such as the sun, moon, and other factors. If it were billions of years old, the earth would already have stopped turning. Extrapolating back, 5 billion years ago our planet would have been spinning so fast, it would have been shaped like a flat pancake. Obviously the Earth is not billions of years old.
There has been considerable population growth in this century. The time period between AD 1600-1800 is considered a typical time to analyze population growth before this century. One analysis found that by extrapolating back, there was only one family in 3300 BC. Another study found that starting with a family at the end of the Flood (c. 2300 BC), the population at the time of Christ would have been 300 million people. This is actually the accepted population at that time. If we start with a family 1 million years ago, and a very low growth rate of 0.01% annually, by now we would have 2.67*1043 people compared to the current 6*109. To hold them, 4.45*1033 (1033 means 1 followed by 33 zeros) planets like ours would be needed.
Let's look at some more facts from science-another coin from the treasure chest. The sun is burning! How many of you knew that already? As the sun burns, the sun is shrinking. Boyle Observatory in England has been keeping careful records of the sun's diameter for 300 years. It oscillates a little bit, but the general trend is that the sun is shrinking 5 feet every hour. That has been the case for the 300 years that it has been observed. Dealing with science that is observable, testable, and demonstrable, the sun is shrinking. Now this is going to be complicated. If the sun is shrinking that means it used to be what? That's right; it used to be bigger. Five feet per hour is the shrinkage rate; so, if you were to go back in time to an hour ago, the sun would have been 5 feet bigger. If you go back a few thousand years ago, there would be no problem. If you want to tell me that the earth is millions of years old, then we have a problem. Twenty million years ago the sun would have been very big at the current shrinkage rate assuming that it is a linear progression, or that it might be geometric, or logismic. I understand all of that. I taught mathematics and science. Either way, it puts a time limit on this model. If you excel 20 million years ago at today's shrinkage rate the sun would have been so big that it would touch the earth. This of course would have made life very uncomfortable. If you want to tell me that the dinosaurs lived 70 million years ago, they would have fried. They would have been charbroiled. They would have been inside the sun. The world cannot be millions of years old. You will have to alter your theory to fit within a shorter timeframe than that.
The moon goes around the earth. As the moon goes around the earth, the moon is getting further and further away. We are slowly losing the moon a couple of inches a year; no big deal; it's nothing to worry about. This is going to be complicated; so, read very carefully. If the moon is getting further and further away from the earth, that means that it used to be closer. Scientists will agree with that. Now, wait a minute! A couple of thousand years ago that wouldn't make a big difference. If you want to tell me that the earth is millions or billions of years old, you had better get your calculator because it makes for a serious problem. If you bring the moon back in closer, it would cause trouble because the moon causes the tides. If you bring the moon back in a couple of million years ago, the tides would have been so high that it would have drowned everything on earth twice a day. Everybody knows that you can only drown comfortably once a day. If you want to tell me that the dinosaurs lived 70 million years ago, then I know what happened to them. They got sick of drowning twice a day! Man, they quit! They gave up! They said, "This evolving is too hard; I'm not going to do this anymore!" The simple fact is: the earth cannot be billions of years old.
Let's take a look at some additional facts of science. Comets fly around the solar system, and comets are constantly losing material. You can't just keep losing and losing because pretty soon you will have a problem. It's kind of like your checkbook. You see; the Bible is very plain: if your out go exceeds your income, your upkeep will be your downfall. Astronomers guess that comets only last about 10,000 years and then they break apart. Now, that brings up a very good question. Why do we still have comets? They should all be gone! People ask me, "Hey that is a very interesting concept. Why do we still have comets?" I'm just a high school science teacher, but here is my theory. I believe the Bible. I believe about 6,000 years ago God created the heavens and the earth, and that is why we still have comets. Our universe is only about 6 or 7 thousand years old. Simple! That explains the comet. That explains the shrinking sun. It also explains the population.