“He gathereth the waters of the sea together as an heap: he layeth up the depth in storehouses.”
Every so often, one comes across an evolutionary article that makes your jaw drop as you consider how the author could really believe what he is writing. One such article which I came across recently suggested that the water in the seas, lakes and rivers of the Earth is actually older than the Earth itself!
The article rehearses all the usual tales about the evolutionary formation of Planet Earth. It suggests that the Earth was formed by gravity pulling together lumps of dust, orbiting the young sun, about 4.6 billion years ago. We have previously discussed how such gravitational accretion does not happen in the real universe. Then they state that another planet, called Theia, crashed into the Earth some 3.9 billion years ago. Earth was completely vaporized, so would have lost any original water. Out of the wreckage, both the Earth and Moon were formed. Again, the lack of logic is overwhelming, but evolutionary cosmologists are committed to explaining everything without God.
Every element consists of more than one isotope. Elements on the Earth would contain a characteristic ratio of isotopes. The amount of 2H in Earth’s water is different that that of the Earth itself, yet coincidentally similar to water vapor found in interstellar space. By this reasoning, these scientists have decided that our oceans are older than the land! A better explanation would be that Earth was not formed this way, but by the direct creation of God.
Author: Paul F. Taylor
Prayer: Help us, Lord, to cut through the vain imaginings of those who do not wish to know You, to proclaim the wonderful truth of Your word. Amen.
Ref: Starkey, N. (2018), Why Earth’s water could be older than Earth itself, < https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg24032020-400-why-earths-water-could-be-older-than-earth-itself/ >, accessed 10/31/2018. Image: CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported.