Satellite image of the Grand Canyon area
"…and the scripture cannot be broken…"
Scientists who believe in creation have always said that evolutionary methods for dating the ages of rocks give ages that are too old. There are many examples of how those who believe in evolutionary long ages exaggerate the abilities of their dating methods. Several years ago, scientists at the Institute for Creation Research published another example of how evolutionary dating methods give wildly exaggerated ages.
The dating methods that give the most ancient ages for rocks work on rock that was once lava. In the Grand Canyon of the western United States we find two rock formations that were once lava. One is intruded deep in the canyon. It is dated by evolutionists as among the oldest rocks in the canyon – over a billion years old.
There is a second lava flow, universally recognized as the youngest rocks, that flowed from the top of the rim of the canyon all the way to the river at the bottom of the canyon. This flow is dated as merely thousands of years. However, ICR scientists had samples from this flow dated at three laboratories, using the same method used to date the older flow. While the rock should have been too young to produce a date, it was actually dated as being older than the rock at the bottom of the canyon!
This is still more scientific evidence that those huge evolutionary ages are not well supported by science. There are no good scientific challenges to the truth of the Bible.
Notes: Steven A. Austin, Ph.D. 1992. "Excessively Old 'Ages' for Grand Canyon Lava Flows." Impact, February, pp. i-iv.
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