Such is the nature of science, especially historical science, because we cannot do experiments on past events (see “It’s not science”).

Science is based on observation, and the only reliable means of telling the age of anything is by the testimony of a reliable witness who observed the events.

When the evolutionists throw up some new challenge to the Bible’s timeline, don’t fret over it.

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However, to draw this conclusion we have to assume that the rate of cratering has been the same in the past as it is now.

And there are now good reasons for thinking that it might have been quite intense in the past, in which case the craters do not indicate an old age at all (see below).

Image: Dr Mary Schweitzer The finding of pliable blood vessels, blood cells and proteins in dinosaur bone is consistent with an age of thousands of years for the fossils, not the 65 million years claimed by the paleontologists. Go ahead and form a company that includes in its charter a statement that money raised will be used to apply creatist principles to oil and gas exploration. As Dr Morris recounts, he attempted to do something similar to what you suggest.

Photo by Don Batten Radical folding at Eastern Beach, near Auckland in New Zealand, indicates that the sediments were soft and pliable when folded, inconsistent with a long time for their formation. Discover the answer as Richard and Calvin discuss several scientific dating methods that refute the evolutionary timescale. Going through high school my science teacher tried telling me that we were once rats living in bushes! but where they got me was with how old the earth is. However, when an idea is entrenched to the point that nearly everyone accepts it without even a moment's thought that it might be entirely wrong, then you have little chance of getting any alternative proposal accepted, even a modest one.

Ages of millions of years are all calculated by assuming the rates of change of processes in the past were the same as we observe today—called the principle of uniformitarianism.

If the age calculated from such assumptions disagrees with what they think the age should be, they conclude that their assumptions did not apply in this case, and adjust them accordingly.

Always the starting time of the ‘clock’ has to be assumed as well as the way in which the speed of the clock has varied over time.

Further, it has to be assumed that the clock was never disturbed.

Many of these indicators for younger ages were discovered when creationist scientists started researching things that were supposed to ‘prove’ long ages.