Many of these indicators for younger ages were discovered when creationist scientists started researching things that were supposed to ‘prove’ long ages.The lesson here is clear: when the evolutionists throw up some new challenge to the Bible’s timeline, don’t fret over it.The finding of pliable blood vessels, blood cells and proteins in dinosaur bone is consistent with an age of thousands of years for the fossils, not the 65 million years claimed by the paleontologists.Radical folding at Eastern Beach, near Auckland in New Zealand, indicates that the sediments were soft and pliable when folded, inconsistent with a long time for their formation.See The Universe’s Birth Certificate and Biblical chronogenealogies (technical).In the end we believe that the Bible will stand vindicated and those who deny its testimony will be confounded.The Bible claims to be the communication of the only One who witnessed the events of Creation: the Creator himself.
Although age indicators are called ‘clocks’ they aren’t, because all ages result from calculations that necessarily involve making assumptions about the past.
However, to draw this conclusion we have to assume that the rate of cratering has been the same in the past as it is now.
And there are now good reasons for thinking that it might have been quite intense in the past, in which case the craters do not indicate an old age at all (see below).
Ages of millions of years are all calculated by assuming the rates of change of processes in the past were the same as we observe today—called the principle of uniformitarianism.
If the age calculated from such assumptions disagrees with what they think the age should be, they conclude that their assumptions did not apply in this case, and adjust them accordingly.
Articles in this issue will describe the nature of cometary inorganic phases, volatiles, notable water, and organics.