Young Life, Old Earth

“Ultimately, the Darwinian theory of evolution is no more nor less
than the great cosmogenic myth of the twentieth century.” 1
Michael Denton

When Washington State’s Mt. St. Helens blew its top, torrents of hyper-heated ash engulfed and destroyed wholesale quantities of plant and animal life, including Homo sapiens.

Where a proud mountain peak once dominated, a concave chasm confirmed the reality of nature’s catastrophic reach, exploding on a date certain—8:32 a.m., May 18, 1980. Human casualties from the explosion included the cremation of Harry Truman (an old time mountain man, not to be confused with a former a U.S. President), who ignored warnings to flee.

Active Volcano

© Valerly Poltorak

While the real-time record of the 1980 event stands undisputed, initial radiometric data of the lava dome conflicts.

Rocks formed in and subsequent to the 1980 eruption…should date ‘too young to measure’…According to radioisotope dating, certain minerals in the lava dome are up to 2.4 million years old. All of the minerals combined yield the date of 350,000 years by the potassium-argon technique,” despite the fact, “these minerals and the rocks that contain them cooled within lava between the years 1980 and 1986.” 2

A time stretch ranging from 350,000 to 2.4 million-years shouts discordance. The discrepancy highlights a fossil-dating dilemma. It’s certifiable fact, mountain man Harry Truman lost his life in May, 1980. But just because the radiometric age allocated the turf surrounding his remains is dated 350,000 to 2.4 million years before the present, doesn’t mean Truman lived and died 350,000 or 2.4 million years ago.

Its axiomatic: Fossil remains of an organic life form don’t necessarily assume the radiometric age of the surrounding burial site.

This reality wreaks havoc with evolution’s dubious technique of awarding fossils the radiometric date of the burial site matter. Fossils of animal and plant life that lived and died several thousand years before the present may be buried in matter showing radiometric dates millions of deep time years.


Finite minds struggle to comprehend and calibrate infinite time and space. A concept of time without beginning or end, and a universe without known boundaries, staggers mortal intellects. While humans crave knowledge, attempts to pinpoint the precise moment of earth’s birthday challenges thought. Curiosity propels minds to dig deeper to understand life’s origin, purpose, and direction. This thirst for wisdom comes with a caveat: It runs the risk of exposing even the brightest human minds to bias or gross fakery.

Attempts to measure unlimited stretches of uncharted past time strains comprehension. The enigma of pre-history extends beyond thought horizons while inspiring major modicums of faith. Universal time flows perpetually as an infinite flat line unless the Creator God, the Designer of all time measurements, provides cohesion to the equation.

Earth-based chronology lacks the absolute tools to capture and identify a cosmic instant of universal time. From earth’s narrow perspective, days, months, seasons, years and light-year distances are the measurements used to correlate the here and “now” with history’s “then” and tomorrow’s “forever.”

In the universal scheme of things, there is no such thing as time apart from a simultaneous “now” instant. Ultimately, the core issue relating to earth’s age and life’s origin is based on belief, or non-belief, in an infinite, all-knowing, all-powerful, Creator God.

Tucked in a galaxy of cosmic precision, humans measure the time of day, relying on earth’s turning on its axis in routine rhythm while orbiting the sun. Darkness is simply the absence of light and is useless in computing time. The speed of “dark can’t be measured. Earth’s time technology is unique to this planet, with little cosmic relevance beyond its niche.

This is an excerpt from a chapter of the 2016 Edition
of “Three Days Before the Sun”, now available
from leading online retailers.


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