“Scientists who go about teaching that Evolution is a fact of life are great con men, and the story they are telling may be the greatest hoax ever. In explaining Evolution we do not have one iota of fact.”
(Dr T N Tahmisian, a former U.S. Atomic Energy Commission physiologist)

As we discussed last time, the universe and planet earth contain numerous “age limiting factors” that provide a logical backstop to the origin of the existence of all things.  In other words, there comes a point where it becomes illogical to say “it happened longer ago and farther away…”, as has been the tactic of theorists upon facing evidence to the contrary of their worldview.  I had given as an example, dating a sunken vessel by the year stamped coins on the vessel.  In other words, we could assess that the ship must have sunk after the date stamped on the coins.

Earth’s Moon, like those coins, can provide some interesting age-limiting information.

It is an observable and uncontested fact of science that our Moon is moving away from the earth by a rate of approximately 3 inches per year.  Below, artfully displayed on a quarter-sleeve, is the Inverse Square Law:

The Inverse Square Law states that a specified physical quantity or strength is inversely proportional to the square of the distance from the source of that physical quantity.  Therefore, if the moon is moving away from the earth at a rate of 3 inches a year, that represents a quantity of 9 times the gravitational pull.

Now, if the Moon is moving away from the earth, that means it used to be…closer.

Therefore, there is a fixed point where you can no longer go back in time because you’d have the earth and moon occupying the same space at the same time as depicted above.

The Evolutionist tells us that life emerged on planet earth 3.6 billion years ago, but in fact, we know from the math that just over 1,000,000 million years ago, the moon would have been whizzing just over the surface of the earth.  Long before that, you’d have huge tidal issues and other detrimental factors that would make life on planet earth impossible before 1 million years ago.

This truth however, provides no problem to the Creationist since we know that Creation occurred much more recently.  Once again, there is nothing in science, nature or the observable universe that contradicts Scripture.

“Unfortunately many scientists and non-scientists have made Evolution into a religion, something to be defended against infidels. In my experience, many students of biology – professors and textbook writers included – have been so carried away with the arguments for Evolution that they neglect to question it. They preach it … College students, having gone through such a closed system of education, themselves become teachers, entering high schools to continue the process, using textbooks written by former classmates or professors. High standards of scholarship and teaching break down. Propaganda and the pursuit of power replace the pursuit knowledge. Education becomes a fraud.”
(George Kocan, Evolution isn’t Faith But Theory, Chicago Tribune 9 Monday April 21 1980)