Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Is a Young Earth Really Possible?

Our new book is available here.  Is A Young Earth Possible? argues for a young earth from history and science.  We also tackle the Solar System, Neanderthals as well as the Darwin/Depression connection.

According to NASA, water on the Moon is young:

... the topmost layer of polar crater floors is getting reworked over thousands of years, according to calculations by Farrell, Hurley, and their team. Therefore, the faint patches of frost that scientists have detected at the poles using instruments such as LRO’s Lyman Alpha Mapping Project (LAMP) instrument could be just 2,000 years old, instead of millions or billions of years old as some might expect ...

Did you know that the 8th man to walk on the Moon, James Irwin, rejected evolution and accepted a youthful world?  Irwin charted seismic activity, collected high-energy particles emitted by the sun, named lunar locations and obtained rock samples, including the “Genesis rock.”  The crew returned with 77 kilograms of moon rocks.  Irwin also received the United Nations Peace Medal.

The May 2019 issue of the Smithsonian highlighted Neanderthals.  They supposedly lived from around 400K years ago to 40,000 BC – that’s a long time (p. 28).  Neanderthals were smart, painted, created sticky pitch, buried their dead, cooked, carved ornaments and interbred with modern humans.  I propose in Is A Young Earth Possible? that the Neanderthals would have had a population explosion is they thrived for several hundred thousand years.  Their remains should be everywhere, but this is not the case.  Maybe the dating methods are dubious.

I also deal with Darwin and the meaningof life in the book.  A philosopher from Lancaster University (UK) frankly admits,

It has often been thought, and has recently been argued, that one of the most profound impacts of Darwin’s theory of evolution is the threat that it poses to the very possibility of living a meaningful, and therefore worthwhile, life.

This scholar attempts to avoid this dilemma, but I maintain in my book that this is a futile trek.