Before we start with the science, here is something to think about quoted from www.clarifyingchristianity.com.
The creation is covered in 31 verses in the first chapter of Genesis. It is obvious we aren't looking at detailed step by step instructions on how to create a universe, but rather the broad overview of how the universe was created.
Moses wrote Genesis 3500 years ago. He saw the creation of the universe and wrote what he saw. Since then scientists have found his description and their findings to be in complete agreement. Moses wrote about events 3500 years ago that scientists have not fully understood until just recently.
One example is the first event, the separation of light from darkness. This is an excellent description of an event astronomers refer to as the photon decoupling event. Prior to that event, say modern astronomers, the universe was opaque.
Light could not stream, helium atoms could not form. There was no material for building worlds, there was no light and darkness. After this event, light formed and streamed creating light and dark places in the universe.
Helium atoms could form and thus worlds were able to be formed. The photon decoupling event as described by astronomers matches Moses description of the separation of light from darkness.
there, the following takes place:
scientists study the creation of the universe and life on earth,
David Attenborough's book "Life on Earth" gives a good description of the order of the creation of life on earth. His listing of the order of appearance of various types of life and the sequence given in Genesis agree.
The placing of heavenly bodies is also in agreement. The moon is of particular interest. Genesis 1:17 says "God set them [the moon and the sun] in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth".
What is interesting is the size of the moon in relationship to the earth. It is much larger in comparison to the earth than any other moon is compared to the planet it circles. Due to its size and composition, the Moon is sometimes classified as a terrestrial "planet" along with Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars.
Scientists still have not decided exactly how the moon came to be in orbit around the earth or even how it was formed. What is interesting to us, is that the moon is so large that it could easily destroy the earth. A shorter distance away and the moon would not circle the earth. If it were any closer, it would impact the earth creating massive destruction. Our moon is unique in the Universe and is precisely placed to accomplish it's purpose.
Science itself proves the Bible to be correct in it's description of the creation.
Now we would love to go into a debate about all of this, however we discovered a website that in essence must get more credit for thus. Thus we thought of simply giving their information over, since they have a lot more knowledge, and it would really be an injustice not to give our readers all the facts that they freely give and spend eight years to accumulate. So here is an example of their work, but please feel free to go to their website at www.irc.org. For after being at their website we had a better understanding, however we feel incompetent as to deliver the same amount of information in such an accurate and scientific manner.
1. Galaxies wind themselves up too fast.
The stars of our own galaxy, the Milky Way, rotate about the galactic center
with different speeds, the inner ones rotating faster than the outer ones. The
observed rotation speeds are so fast that if our galaxy were more thana few
hundred million yearsold, it would be a featureless disc of stars instead of
its present spiral shape.1 Yet our galaxy is supposed to be at least10 billion
yearsold. Evolutionists call this “the winding-up dilemma,” which they have
known about for fifty years. They have devised many theories to try to explain
Spiral galaxy NGC 1232 in constellation
Eridanus. Photo: European Southern
it, each one failing after a brief period of popularity.
The same “winding-up” dilemma also applies to
other galaxies. For the last few decades the favored
attempt to resolve the puzzle has been a complex
theory called “density waves.”1 The theory has
conceptual problems, has to be arbitrarily and very
finely tuned, and has been called into serious
question by the Hubble Space Telescope’s discovery
of very detailed spiral structure in the central
hub of the “Whirlpool” galaxy, M51.2
2. Too few supernova remnants.
According to astronomical observations, galaxies
like our own experience about one supernova (a
violently-exploding star) every 25 years. The gas
and dust remnants from such explosions (like the Crab Nebula) expand outward
rapidly and should remain visible for over amillion years. Yet the nearby parts of
our galaxy in which we could observe such gas and dust shells contain only about
200 supernova remnants. That number is consistent with only about7,000 years
worth of supernovas.3
3. Comets disintegrate too quickly.
According to evolutionary theory, comets are supposed to be the same age as the solar
system, aboutfive billion years. Yet each time a comet orbits close to the sun, it loses
so much of its material that it could not survive much longer than about 100,000
years. Many comets have typical ages of less than10,000 years.4 Evolutionists
explain this discrepancy by assuming that (a) comets come from an unobserved
spherical “Oort cloud” well beyond the orbit of Pluto, (b) improbable gravitational
interactions with infrequently passing stars often knock comets into the solar system,
and (c) other improbable interactions with planets slow down the incoming comets
often enough to account for the hundreds of comets observed.5 So far, none of these
assumptions has been substantiated either by observations or realistic calculations.
Lately, there has been much talk of the “Kuiper Belt,” a disc of supposed comet
sources lying in the plane of the solar system just outside the orbit of Pluto. Some
asteroid-sized bodies of ice exist in that location, but they do not solve the evolutionists’
problem, since according to evolutionary theory, the Kuiper Belt would quickly
become exhausted if there were no Oort cloud to supply it.
4. Not enough mud on the sea floor.
Each year, water and winds erode about 20 billion tons of dirt and rock from the
continents and deposit it in the ocean.6 This material accumulates as loose sediment
on the hard basaltic (lava-formed) rock of the ocean floor. The average depth of all
the sediment in the whole ocean is less than 400 meters.7 The main way known to
remove the sediment from the ocean floor is by plate tectonic subduction. That is,
sea floor slides slowly (a few cm/year) beneath the continents, taking some sediment
with it. According to secular scientific literature, that process presently
removes only 1 billion tons per year.7 As far as anyone knows, the other 19 billion
tons per year simply accumulate. At that rate, erosion would deposit the present
Photo: Courtesy of NASA
mass of sediment in less than12 million years. Yet according to evolutionary
theory, erosion and plate subduction have been going on as long as the oceans have
existed, an allegedthree billion years. If that were so, the rates above imply that the
oceans would be massively choked with sediment dozens of kilometers deep. An
alternative (creationist) explanation is that erosion from the waters of the Genesis
flood running off the continents deposited the present amount of sediment within a
short time about 5,000 years ago.
5. Not enough sodium in the sea.
Every year, rivers8 and other sources9 dump over 450 million tons of sodium into the
ocean. Only 27% of this sodium manages to get back out of the sea each year.9,10 As far
as anyone knows, the remainder simply accumulates in the ocean. If the sea had no
sodium to start with, it
would have accumulated its
present amount in less than
42 million years at today’s
input and output rates.10
This is much less than the
evolutionary age of the
ocean,three billion years.
The usual reply to this
discrepancy is that past
sodium inputs must have
been less and outputs
greater. However, calculations
that are as generous as
possible to evolutionary scenarios still give a maximum age of only62 million years.10
Calculations11 for many other seawater elements give much younger ages for the ocean.
6. The earth’s magnetic field is decaying too fast.
The total energy stored in the earth’s magnetic field (“dipole” and “non-dipole”) is
decreasing with a half-life of 1,465 (± 165) years.12 Evolutionary theories explaining
Rivers and dust storms dump mud into the sea much faster than plate tectonic subduction
can remove it.
this rapid decrease, as well as how the earth
could have maintained its magnetic field for
billions of yearsare very complex and
inadequate. A much better creationist theory
exists. It is straightforward, based on sound
physics, and explains many features of the
field: its creation, rapid reversals during the
Genesis flood, surface intensity decreases
and increases until the time of Christ, and a
steady decay since then.13 This theory
matches paleomagnetic, historic, and present
data, most startlingly with evidence for rapid
changes.14 The main result is that the field’s
total energy (not surface intensity) has
always decayed at least as fast as now. At
that rate the field could not be more than
7. Many strata are too tightly bent.
In many mountainous areas, strata thousands of feet thick are bent and folded into
hairpin shapes. The conventional geologic time scale says these formations were
deeply buried and solidified forhundreds of millions of years
before they were bent. Yet the folding occurred without cracking,
with radii so small that the entire formation had to be still wet
and unsolidified when the bending occurred. This implies that the
folding occurredless than thousands of years after deposition.16
8. Biological material decays too fast.
Natural radioactivity, mutations, and decay degrade DNA and
other biological material rapidly. Measurements of the mutation
rate of mitochondrial DNA recently forced researchers to revise
the age of “mitochondrial Eve” from a theorized200,000 years
down to possibly as low as6,000 years.17 DNA experts insist that
DNA cannot exist in natural environments longer than10,000
years, yet intact strands of
DNA appear to have been
recovered from fossils
allegedly much older: Neandertal bones, insects
in amber, and even from dinosaur fossils.18
Bacteria allegedly250 million years old
apparently have been revived with no DNA
damage.19 Soft tissue and blood cells from a
dinosaur have astonished experts.20
9. Fossil radioactivity shortens geologic
“ages” to a few years.
Radiohalos are rings of color formed around
microscopic bits of radioactive minerals in rocPhoto: Courtesy of Mark Armitage k
Electrical resistance in the earth’s core
wears down the electrical current which
produces the earth’s magnetic field. That
causes the field to lose energy rapidly.
crystals. They are fossil evidence of radioactive decay.21 “Squashed” Polonium-210
radiohalos indicate that Jurassic, Triassic, and Eocene formations in the Colorado
plateau were depositedwithin months of one another, not hundreds of millions of
yearsapart as required by the conventional time scale.22 “Orphan” Polonium-218
radiohalos, having no evidence of their mother elements, implyaccelerated nuclear
decayand very rapid formation of associated minerals.23,24
10. Too much helium in minerals.
Uranium and thorium generate helium atoms as they decay to lead. A study published
in theJournal of Geophysical Research showed that such helium produced in
zircon crystals in deep, hot Precambrian granitic rock has not had time to escape.25
Though the rocks contain1.5 billion years worth of nuclear decay products, newlymeasured
rates of helium loss from zircon show that the helium has been leaking for
only6,000 (± 2000) years.26 This is not only evidence for the youth of the earth, but
also for episodes of greatly accelerated decay rates of long half-life nuclei within
thousands of years ago, compressing radioisotope timescales enormously.
11. Too much carbon 14 in deep geologic strata.
With their short 5,700-year half-life, no carbon 14 atoms should exist in any carbon
older than 250,000 years. Yet it has proven impossible to find any natural source of
carbon below Pleistocene (Ice Age) strata that does not contain significant amounts of
carbon 14, even though such strata are supposed to bemillions or billions of years old.
Conventional carbon 14 laboratories have
been aware of this anomaly since the early
1980s, have striven to eliminate it, and are
unable to account for it. Lately the world’s
best such laboratory which has learned
during two decades of low-C14 measurements
how not to contaminate specimens
externally, under contract to creationists,
confirmed such observations for coal samples
and even for a dozen diamonds, which
cannot be contaminated in situ with recent carbon.27 These constitute very strong
evidence that the earth is onlythousands, not billions, of years old.
12. Not enough Stone Age skeletons.
Evolutionary anthropologists now say thatHomo sapiens existed for at least 185,000
yearsbefore agriculture began,28 during which time the world population of humans
was roughly constant, between one and ten million. All that time they were burying
their dead, often with artifacts. By that scenario, they would have buried at least eight
billion bodies.29 If the evolutionary time scale is correct, buried bones should be able
to last for much longer than 200,000 years, so many of the supposed eight billion
stone age skeletons should still be around (and certainly the buried artifacts). Yet only
a few thousand have been found. This implies that the Stone Age was much shorter
than evolutionists think, perhaps onlya few hundred years in many areas.
13. Agriculture is too recent.
The usual evolutionary picture has men existing as hunters and gatherers for185,000
yearsduring the Stone Age before discovering agriculture less than 10,000 years
ago.29 Yet the archaeological evidence shows that Stone Age men were as intelligent
as we are. It is very improbable that none of the eight billion people mentioned in item
12 should discover that plants grow from seeds. It is more likely that men were
without agriculturefor a very short time after the Flood, if at all.31
14. History is too short.
According to evolutionists, Stone AgeHomo sapiens existed for 190,000 years
before beginning to make written records about4,000 to 5,000 years ago. Prehistoric
man built megalithic monuments, made beautiful cave paintings, and kept
records of lunar phases.30 Why would he wait two thousand centuries before using
the same skills to record history? The Biblical time scale is much more likely.31