Role of radio isotopes in dating the past
On the other hand, basing one’s ideas on the Bible gives a very different picture.
The Bible states that man was made six days after creation, about 6,000 years ago.
Many organisms would have been buried very quickly and fossilized.
Also, recent catastrophes show that violent events like the flood described in Genesis could form many rock layers very quickly. Helens eruption in Washington state produced 25 feet (7.6 meters) of finely layered sediment in a And a rapidly pumped sand slurry was observed to deposit 3 to 4 feet (about 1 meter) of fine layers on a beach over an area the size of a football field.
Ironically, NASA scientists accept that there have been ‘catastrophic floods’ on Mars although no liquid water is present today.
But they deny that a global flood happened on earth, where there is enough water to cover the whole planet to a depth of 1.7 miles (2.7 km) if it were completely uniform, and even now covers 71 percent of the earth’s surface!
We have already discussed how different biases can result in different that it must have always occurred slowly.
Another is a fish fossilized in the middle of its lunch.
So when we start from the bias that the Bible is God’s Word and is thus true, we can derive reasonable interpretations of the data.