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# Age Correlations and an Old Earth: Version 1 No 3 (formerly Part III)

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Elhardt
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 Message 211 of 357 (430877) 10-28-2007 1:39 AM Reply to: Message 1 by RAZD12-15-2005 8:24 PM

Re: It just keeps adding up -- the earth is OLD.
I'm new to this board so excuse the slightly lateness of my post. I'm no YEC, but in some cases some of the data used in correlating dates can start off flawed in the first place, or contradict over observations. For example this:
422,776 years by annual layers of ice in Antarctica (different location altogether)- recently updated to 650,000 years
Being extremely liberal and taking the maximum possible depth of ice at 2 miles thick and your first number, you end up with 40 years of annual ice per foot, or one year adding only about 0.3 inches. If it's 900,000 years as the post above states, it gets worse. You're now at about 0.15 inches added per year. The problem is that appears orders of magnitude too small and contradicts other things I've seen.
For example, on one documentary I was watching, some scientists dug down about 6 feet into the ice, and they were pointing out that you could see the yearly layers as the sun shined through the ice, and it was about 9 inches per year. They also said the ice at that place was about 4000 feet deep. A simple calculation gives you an age of about 5333 years. So a problem may appear on your end, not on the YEC's end.
Also take those P-38 aircraft that landed on the ice in Greenland in 1942. When some veterans went back to recover one, none of them could be found. They were under 268 feet of ice in just 50 years. Too often is seems things move a lot faster than scientists tell us.
Who says one band in an ice core equals one year anyway? Isn't it possible to have multiple falls of snow and melting and freezing in one year? And I am not aware that anybody has ever taken a two mile long or deep ice core either. So who knows what the yearly layers look like.
As you can see, in this annual ice layer case there are nothing but contradictions. First we need to solve contradictions like 9 inches per year vs 0.15 inches per year or we're going to get nowhere. And the snow on the antarctic is supposed to be slowly moving outward like a glacier and dropping into the ocean such that there shouldn't be any ice still existing from 400,000+ years ago. And there is evidence that rivers were depositing sediments into the ocean 6-7000 years ago there meaning it was partly free from ice. The whole picture gets very confused.

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