Welcome! You are not logged in. [ Login ] EvC Forum active members: 85 ( 8914 total)
Current session began: Page Loaded: 06-26-2019 1:56 AM
23 online now:
Chat room empty
Newest Member: 4petdinos
Upcoming Birthdays: ooh-child
Year: 9,827/ 19,786
Month: 2,249/ 2,119
Week: 285/ 724
Day: 10/ 114
Hour: 4/ 6
Originated: 08-09-2001 10:42 PM
Total Participants: 2
Total Posts: 2 Summation Mode: Off
Topic: Impact Structures exposed on the surface of the Earth
Message 1 of 2 (271)
08-09-2001 10:42 PM
Creationists claim that the Noachian Flood is responsible for the current geological structure of the earth's surface. By Creationist arguments, the surface of the Earth must be around 4.5K years old.
Now, exposed on the surface of the Earth are over 100 impact structures. By Creationist logic, these must all have struck the earth over the last 4500 years, or roughly one every 45 years on average.
Some of these craters are so huge that they would still be showing obvious local and regional effects (some even global) had they struck within the last 4500 years.
So I am wondering, how is it that no one has noticed these mighty blows, one after another
every 45 years since the Flood?
Replies to this message: Message 2 by gene90, posted 08-11-2001 7:47 PM Lew Alton has not yet responded
Member (Idle past 1995 days)
Message 2 of 2 (310)
08-11-2001 7:47 PM
Message 1 by Lew Alton 08-09-2001 10:42 PM
A similar argument can be made using volcanoes, especially large volcanic eruptions such as Yellowstone and Toba; eruptions which supposedly occur every few hundred thousand years or so as it is, according to our "old Earth assumptions".
comparison between Toba, Yellowstone, and Mt. St Helens found at this page. BBC News / SciTech / Supervolcanoes could trigger global freeze
Creationism has always had an interesting relationship with impact cratering. Henry Morris once claimed that lunar craters were
, but I've never had one to attempt to use that explanation in a debate. It did make a good made during the battle between Micheal and Satan cartoon, though.
have heard Creationists claim that "there are no buried craters", an argument that is demonstrably false because there are many buried craters, such as Chicxulub, thought to be associated with the dinosaur extinction. There are other buried craters in less exotic places, such as Virginia.
[This message has been edited by gene90 (edited 08-11-2001).]
This message is a reply to: Message 1 by Lew Alton, posted 08-09-2001 10:42 PM Lew Alton has not yet responded
Date format: mm-dd-yyyy
Timezone: ET (US)
Newer Topic | Older Topic
Jump to: Board Administration
The Public Record
Proposed New Topics
Suggestions and Questions
The Bible: Accuracy and Inerrancy
Big Bang and Cosmology
Dates and Dating
Education and Creation/Evolution
Geology and the Great Flood
Human Origins and Evolution
Is It Science?
Origin of Life
Social and Religious Issues
Social Issues and Creation/Evolution
Faith and Belief
Theological Creationism and ID
The Great Debate
Free For All
Post of the Month
Links and Information
Creation/Evolution In The News
The Book Nook
Practice Makes Perfect
Topic Proposals Archive
Short Subjects (No new topics or messages)
Copyright 2001-2018 by EvC Forum, All Rights Reserved
Version 4.0 Beta Innovative software from Qwixotic © 2019