No scientific method can prove the age of the universe or the earth. It relies upon our assumptions. Without making assumptions, we must look at the observable evidence. The observable evidence for a young universe is overwhelming, and the evidence is clearly contradicting of the evolutionary age of 14 billion years for the universe, and 4.5 billion years for the solar system. Most of these evidences for younger ages were discovered when creationist scientists started researching things that were supposed to “prove” long ages…
1. Evidence supports that the sun’s power comes from the fusion of hydrogen into helium deep in the sun’s core. And, as the hydrogen fuses, it changes the composition of the sun’s core, gradually increasing the sun’s temperature. However, this means that the earth was colder in the past. In fact, the earth would have been below freezing 3.5 billion years ago, when life supposedly evolved.
2. Radioactive elements in rocks produce a lot of helium as they decay; and this gas quickly slips away into the atmosphere, especially when the rocks are hot. Yet radioactive rocks in the earth’s crust contain a lot of helium. Helium diffuses so rapidly that all the helium should have leaked out in less than 100,000 years. So why are these rocks still full of helium atoms? The only possible explanation: the helium hasn’t had time to escape!
3. The earth’s magnetic field is wearing down so quickly. It could be no more than 20,000 years old. The earth is surrounded by a magnetic field that protects living things from solar radiation. Without it, life could not exist. That’s why scientists were surprised to discover that the field is quickly wearing down. At the current rate, the field and thus the earth could be no older than 20,000 years old.
4. Galaxy Seeds. Scientists believe that, if the Big Bang is true (first, there was nothing, then, BANG, something came into being), then temperature “ripples” should exist in space, and it would be these ripples that enabled matter to collect into galaxies. To discover whether these ripples exist, the Cosmic Background Explorer – COBE – was launched in 1989 to find them, with the findings being released in 1992. What COBE found was perfect/precise ripples that, sure enough, enable galaxies to form. So critical and spectacular was this finding that the NASA lead for COBE, said, “If you’re religious, it’s like looking at God.”
5. Fossil radioactivity shortens geologic “ages” to a few years. Radiohalos are rings of color formed around microscopic bits of radioactive minerals in rock crystals. They are fossil evidence of radioactive decay. “Squashed” Polonium-210 radiohalos indicate that Jurassic, Triassic, and Eocene formations in the Colorado plateau were deposited within months of one another, not hundreds of millions of years apart as required by the conventional time scale. “Orphan” Polonium-218 radiohalos, having no evidence of their mother elements, imply accelerated nuclear decay and very rapid formation of associated minerals.
6. There is evidence of recent volcanic activity on Earth’s moon. This contradicts the supposed vast age – it should have long since cooled if it were billions of years old!
7. Lazarus bacteria. Bacteria which were revived from salt inclusions, supposedly 250 million years old! Perhaps because the salt is much younger…
8. The decay in the human genome. Due to multiple slightly harmful mutations added, each generation is consistent with an origin several thousand years ago.
9. Measured rates of stalactite and stalagmite growth in limestone caves are consistent with an age of several thousand years.
10. Presence of magnetic fields on Uranus and Neptune. These magnetic fields should be “dead” according to evolutionary long-age beliefs. By assuming a solar system age of thousands of years, physicist Russell Humphreys accurately predicted the strengths of the magnetic fields of Uranus and Neptune.
11. There’s methane on Titan, Saturn’s largest moon! It should all be gone in just 10,000 years because of UV-induced breakdown to ethane. And the large quantities of ethane are not there either…
12. Speedy stars are consistent with a young age for the universe. For example, many stars in the dwarf galaxies in the Local Group are moving away from each other at speeds of 10–12 km/s. At these speeds, the stars should have dispersed in 100 million years, which, compared with the supposed 14 billion-year age of the universe, is a short time.
13. The amount of lead in zircons from deep drill cores vs. shallow ones is similar. But there should be less in the deep ones due to the higher heat causing higher diffusion rates over the long ages supposed. If the ages are only thousands of years, this would explain the similarity.
14. 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 than a few hundred million years old, it would be a featureless disc of stars instead of its present spiral shape.Yet our galaxy is supposed to be at least 10 billion years old. Evolutionists call this “the winding-up dilemma,” which they have known about for fifty years. The same “winding-up” dilemma also applies to other galaxies. They have devised many theories to try to explain it, each one failing after a brief period of popularity.
15. Too few supernova remnants. Galaxies like our own experience about one supernova (a violently-exploding star) every 25 years. The gas and dust remnants from such explosions 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 about 7,000 years worth of supernovas.
16. 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. According to secular scientific literature, that process presently removes only 1 billion tons per year. As far as anyone knows, the other 19 billion tons per year simply accumulate. At that rate, erosion would deposit the present mass of sediment in less than 12 million years. Yet according to evolutionary theory, erosion and plate subduction have been going on as long as the oceans have existed, an alleged three billion years. If that were so, the rates above imply that the oceans would be massively choked with sediment dozens of kilometers deep.
17. Not enough sodium in the sea. Every year, rivers and other sources 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. 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 million years at today’s input and output rates.This is much less than the evolutionary age of the ocean, three billion years.
The list goes on…