“Ultimately, the Darwinian theory of evolution is no more nor less than the great cosmogenic myth of the twentieth century.” (Michael Denton, ‘Evolution, A Theory in Crisis’ page 358)

Over the course of the past several weeks, we have considered tangible scientific observations which challenge the widely held Evolution Theory whose timeline requires a universe that’s 20 billion years old. As I mentioned in “What is Evolution?” real, hard science is testable, repeatable and demonstrable. Something that must be accepted by faith and is not testable, repeatable and demonstrable, (such as Cosmic Evolution, Chemical Evolution, Stellar & Planetary Evolution, Biological Evolution and Macro Evolution), does not provide the evidence necessary in order to validate a scientific theory, based on their worldview.

Beginning today and spanning intermittently across the next few months, I will be demonstrating how “age limiting factors” disprove that the universe and earth is as old as the theorists proclaim and actually demonstrate that the earth, through hard observation, cannot be older than the Bible records.

But what are age limiting factors?

If you found a sunken 18th century treasure ship at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean and wanted to determine when the ship sank, how would go about dating it? Well, if you opened the treasure chests and observed the year stamped on the bullion, you would know that the ship had to have sunk after the dates on the coins—not before.

Therefore if the coins were struck “1750”, you would know that the ship went down after 1750, since the ship could not have sunk before the gold coins were struck.

In similar fashion, the universe and earth have many age limiting factors which provide a backstop for how far back in time we can believe the universe and the earth existed.

Let us consider the Sun.

What you know is that the Sun which is a star, is positioned at the center of our solar system providing the vast majority of light and heat to our planet. What you might not know, is that the Sun, which is enormous, could fit 1,000,000 (1 million) earths inside of it. Every second, a million tons of gas flows away from the Sun. This is less, remember, than the mass loss from nuclear fusion in the Sun’s core, which is about 4 million tons a second. Therefore, on average, the Sun is losing 5,000,000 (5 million) tons of gas every second.

Therefore, if the Sun is losing that much mass that quickly, we know it is getting cooler and smaller. If it is getting cooler and smaller, we know it used to be—hotter and larger. Well, there is a limit to how far back in time you can regress before you have a Sun that is so large and hot that it literally swallows up the entire galaxy and combusts anything in its wake.

How large and hot would the Sun be 20 billion years ago?

While we may not know exactly, age limiting factors such as this help to provide logical time-frame parameters.

“… Life cannot have had a random beginning … The trouble is that there are about two thousand enzymes, and the chance of obtaining them all in a random trial is only one part in 10 to the power of 40,000, an outrageously small probability that could not be faced even if the whole universe consisted of organic soup. If one is not prejudiced either by social beliefs or by a scientific training into the conviction that life originated on the Earth, this simple calculation wipes the idea entirely out of court …”
(Fred Hoyle and Chandra Wickramasinghe, Evolution from Space)




For more Age Limiting Factors:


Age Limiting Factors: The Sun

Age Limiting Factors: Earth’s Moon

Age Limiting Factors: The Geomagentic Field

Age Limiting Factors: Stars & Supernovas

Age Limiting Factors: Niagara Falls

Age Limiting Factors: Spiraling Galaxies

Age Limiting Factors: Red Giants

Age Limiting Factors: Sahara Desert

Age Limiting Factors: Earth’s Oldest Living Organism

Age Limiting Factors: Erosion Rates

Age Limiting Factors: Moon Dust

Age Limiting Factors: Earth’s Slowing Rotation