As a christian, I find the “survival of the fittest” doctrine of evolution—that might makes right—to be the very opposite of the teachings of Christ. As a scientist, I find the evolutionary position to be unsound and self-contradictory.
The presumed evolutionary process requires extremely long ages. But it takes only one proof of a young age to refute completely the evolutionary hypothesis. Based on reasonable postulates, a great scope of observable data, and the fundamental laws of physics, there are several factors proving the earth, the moon, and the sun are too young for the presumed evolution to have taken place.
1. Receding moon. There is an easily understood physical proof that the moon is too young for its presumed evolutionary age. According to the laws of physics, the moon should be receding from the earth. These same laws show that the moon could never survive a nearness to the earth of less than 11,500 miles, a distance known as the Roche limit. Inside that limit, the tidal forces of our planet would break up a satellite of the moon’s dimensions into smaller pieces, resulting in something similar to the rings of Saturn. Therefore, the receding moon could never have been that close to the earth.
The physical reason for the moon’s recession from the earth relates to the friction of earth’s oceanic tides generated by the gravitational pull of the moon. The net result is that the earth’s spin rate is gradually slowing, and the days are getting slightly longer. Angular momentum is transferred from the earth to the moon, causing the moon to move slowly away from the earth.
If one multiplies the present recession speed of the moon by the presumed evolutionary age, the result would place the moon farther away from the earth ...1
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