Re: [asa] 10 Evidences for the Age of the Universe

From: George Murphy <>
Date: Wed Apr 01 2009 - 15:07:48 EDT

Jon -

I know you don't want to introduce too many categories but it's worth noting that the last 2 of your "age of the universe" ones might be put in an "age of the solar system" box. The general U235/U238 ratio, which gives the time since the material of the solar system was isolated, provides one of the cleanest arguments. & when combined with Oklo (which Dave S mentions) pretty well demolishes "apaprent age" arguments for all but the most fanatical YECs.


  ----- Original Message -----
  From: Jon Tandy
  Sent: Wednesday, April 01, 2009 11:33 AM
  Subject: [asa] 10 Evidences for the Age of the Universe

  I am putting together some summaries of scientific evidences, possibly as a PowerPoint, etc., as a quick summary of the most powerful evidences that need to be dealt with by any creation science theory that wants to take science seriously. Except for the first one, I don't have all the items identified, so I'm not sure what quantity that I'll end up with. For instance,


  10 Evidences for the Age of the Universe

  20 Evidences for the Age of the Earth

  20 Evidences against a Global Flood

  20 Evidences for the Fossil Record

  20 Evidences for Common Descent

  20 Evidences from Human History



  For my "10 Evidences for the Age of the Universe", I have the following so far:

  1. Speed of Light - distance to objects much further than 4000 light years

  2. Stellar Parallax - using geometry to measure distance, independent of speed of light

  3. Size of Astronomical Objects - another geometry issue, huge galaxies of billions of stars that appear to us only miniscule

  4. Star formation and death - time and space required for life cycles of stars

  5. Detailed history of stellar events - details of supernova explosions, etc., indicate real history over real time

  6. Light echoes from supernovas - geometry of space from reflections of supernovas

  7. Redshift of Galaxies - confirmation of expansion of the universe

  8. Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation - confirmation of Big Bang theory

  9. Age of moon rocks - radiometric dating of rocks from the moon

  10. Age of meteorites - radiometric dating of meteorites agrees with moon and earth rocks



  Any other thoughts?



  Jon Tandy


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