Re: modern use of moon dust by YECs

Arthur V. Chadwick (
Wed, 04 Nov 1998 08:15:44 -0800

At 10:59 PM 11/3/98 -0500, Joel wrote:

>2 - Lunar soil. The dirt on the moon's surface does not show the amount of
>soil mixing it should have, if the moon were very
>old.-p. 17. 3 - Lunar isotopes. Short-term radioactive isotopes (uranium
>236 and thorium 230) have been found in the collected
>moon rocks. These isotopes do not last long and rather quickly turn into
>lead. If the moon were even 50,000 years old, these short-life
>radioisotopes would long since have decayed into lead. The moon cannot be
>older than several thousand years.-p. 17.

So the moon is young, but the earth, which lacks such isotopes is old? How
does this help their cause?