Is it possible for the earth to be billions of years old? There are problems within the Solar Nebula theory that suggest the earth could not be billions of years old.

The simple presence of water is one significant problem for secular scientists. Over 70% of Earth’s surface is covered by water. But Solar Nebula theory demands that because of high temperatures, volatile elements such as water could not condense within the inner solar system. Lighter materials, like H2O, could not have condensed this close to the sun and the Earth should have formed with no water at all.

Early theories tried to explain the presence of water through comets (and more recently asteroids) crashing on the earth after it formed, but recent analyses by spacecraft of the deuterium content of water in comets shows that the small amounts of water on these bodies do not match the chemical composition of the water on earth. One example is the 2014 ESA Rosetta mission to Comet 67P which found three times the deuterium concentration in its water compared with water on earth.

A second scientific challenge to the Solar Nebula model is Earth’s magnetic field. The overall strength of the earth’s magnetic field decays by half every 1,400 years. At most, given the current field strength, the earth’s magnetic field could only be about 20,000 years old. So how then do naturalists account for a magnetic field that has lasted billions of years? They postulate the existence of a dynamo. In theory, the fluid motion of Earth’s supposed dynamo is driven by thermal convection which produces the field; a magnetic field which is sustained despite the ongoing conversion of electrical energy into heat due to the electrical resistance of molten metal. The inability to reproduce magnetic fields through these “dynamos” have failed to demonstrate the viability of this theory.

These two basic problems present a significant challenge that has yet to be solved.

The heavens declare...

A great place to start your own study of astronomy and cosmology is this series by Spike Psarris who was previously an engineer in the United States’ military space program. He entered that program as an atheist and an evolutionist. He left it as a creationist and a Christian. His website, and these 3 videos, help explose the bankruptcy of the evolutionary model, especially in astronomy.

Dr. J.R. Miller is a Professor of Applied Theology and Leadership & Dean of Online Learning at Southern California Seminary. Outside work, he is a church planter. Dr. Miller has a diverse educational background and authored multiple books on church history, biblical theology, and Leadership. Joe and his wife Suzanne enjoy the sun and surf with their 3 sons in San Diego, CA.

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