Re: YEC, the Moon, and comets

From: Bill Payne (
Date: Fri Oct 05 2001 - 01:21:04 EDT

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    On Thu, 04 Oct 2001 17:04:02 -0400 Dale K Stalnaker
    <> writes:
    > 1. The Moon's orbit shows evidence of a young earth. I couldn't see
    > logic here.

    Due to tidal friction, the moon moves away from the earth about 3/4 of an
    inch each year, with the rate of outward drift decreasing each year as
    the earth-moon distance increases. Quoting from _In the Beginning_ by
    Walt Brown:

    "Moon Recession

    As tidal friction gradually slows the earth's spin, the laws of physics
    require the moon to recede from the earth. This recession has been
    observed since 1754. Even if the moon began orbiting near the earth's
    surface, the moon should have moved to its present distance in several
    billion years less time than the 4.6 billion-year age that evolutionists
    assume for the earth and moon. Consequently, the earth-moon system must
    be much younger than evolutionists assume." (p 28)


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