The Speed of Plate Tectonics

Bathymetric map of the world

September 13

He stood, and measured the earth: he beheld, and drove asunder the nations; and the everlasting mountains were scattered, the perpetual hills did bow: his ways are everlasting.

(Habakkuk 3:6) KJV

The Pangaea super-continent broke up into tectonic plates and these moved into their current locations over the space of a century or so. How do we know? By studying paleomagnetism.

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How Deep was Noah’s Flood?

August 3

The waters prevailed and greatly increased on the earth, and the ark moved about on the surface of the waters. And the waters prevailed exceedingly on the earth, and all the high hills under the whole heaven were covered. The waters prevailed fifteen cubits upward, and the mountains were covered.

(Genesis 7:18-20) NKJV

A lot of people say that there’s not enough water on Earth to flood it to a depth of 15 cubits above all mountains. They use math to do this so, naturally, everybody believes them because, hey, it’s math.

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The Speed of Plate Tectonics

He stood, and measured the earth: he beheld, and drove asunder the nations; and the everlasting mountains were scattered, the perpetual hills did bow: his ways are everlasting.

(Habakkuk 3:6) KJV

The Pangaea super-continent broke up into tectonic plates and these moved into their current locations over the space of a century or so. How do we know? By studying paleomagnetism.

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Uniformitarianism Fails

Cutaway of planet Earth showing the relative depth of Noah's flood

And the waters prevailed exceedingly on the earth, and all the high hills under the whole heaven were covered. The waters prevailed fifteen cubits upward, and the mountains were covered.

(Genesis 7:19-20) NKJV

Uniformitarianism exists to support the time scale needed in the popular science narrative of godless existence (SciPop) but it’s not a testable hypothesis, so it’s not scientific.

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Uniformitarianism Applied

The earth is violently broken, The earth is split open, The earth is shaken exceedingly. The earth shall reel to and fro like a drunkard, And shall totter like a hut; Its transgression shall be heavy upon it, And it will fall, and not rise again.

(Isaiah 24:19-20) NKJV

A classic example of the use of uniformitarianism is the calculation of how much has time has passed since the tectonic plates formed. Supposedly we can tell how fast the African and American continents are moving apart.

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Relative Dates

O Timothy! Guard what was committed to your trust, avoiding the profane and idle babblings and contradictions of what is falsely called knowledge—

(1 Timothy 6:20) NKJV

Measuring of the ages of rocks using radioisotope ratios gives us a relative scale on which to arrange specimens but, due to the fact that the premise of the decay constant is bogus, these aren’t absolute dates.

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Absolute Dates

There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars: for one star differeth from another star in glory.

(1 Corinthians 15:41) KJV

Radiometric dating has been contrived in such a way as to make it look as if the “dates” it calculates for rocks are absolute. Absolute means that the dates are separated on a timescale which is known.

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The Mainstream Science Math Defense

O Timothy! Guard what was committed to your trust, avoiding the profane and idle babblings and contradictions of what is falsely called knowledge—by professing it some have strayed concerning the faith. Grace be with you. Amen.

(1 Timothy 6:20-21) NKJV

As simple and convenient the young Earth creation (YEC) variable rate of nuclear decay response to radiometric dating may be, it’s also an Achilles Heel.

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