Dating layers with no ages
Clearly, such huge time periods cannot be fitted into the Bible without compromising what the Bible says about the goodness of God and the origin of sin, death and suffering—the reason Jesus came into the world (See Six Days? He said, This only makes sense with a time-line beginning with the creation week thousands of years ago.
Obviously, this works only for things which were once living.The Greenland ice sheet averages almost 4000 feet thick.If we were to assume the ice sheet has been accumulating at this rate since its beginning, it would take less than 1000 years for it to form and the recent-creation model might seem to be vindicated. In making our calculations, we did not take into account the compaction of the snow into ice as it is weighted down by the snow above.In the late 18 century, James Hutton developed the idea that the layers found in rock outcrops were representations of the story of time on the planet.He concluded, the bottom most layers were deposited first, thus making them the oldest and subsequent layers were progressively younger in age.