Age dating limit
Any young-earth theory must also explain evidence that seems to indicate that the earth is millions of years old.I've discussed some of this in the newsgroup, but here I'll leave it for the rebuttal phase of the debate.‘Our society is changing and it is vital that the criminal justice system moves with the times.The law as it currently stands does not take into account the increases to life expectancy that have taken place over the past 25 years.’Saga director of communications Paul Green said: ‘Older people have a great deal of life experience and many remain astute, savvy and mentally agile well into later life and will be a valued addition to any jury.
The supporting details are based on study, briefer than I would like, done for this debate.
Or, alternatively, evidence that the solar system is far younger than commonly thought. Referring to the zodaical light, produced by reflection of sunlight from particles in space, Introduction to Astronomy, 2nd edition (Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin and Katherin Haramundanis, Smithsonian Astronmical Observatory, 1970) says: "The observed brightness of the zodaical light could be produced by a cloud of small bodies of the same albedo as the moon, 1 mm in diameter and 5 miles apart or 10 feet in diameter and 1000 miles apart." (page 272) Simply because the solar system is "known" to be old, small particles are then rejected in favor of those up to the size of baseballs. Waytt says, in Principals of Astronomy, 2nd edition (1971) that the particles responsible of the zodical light are on the order of 0.001 cm radius.
He gives the likely source for these particles to be comets, since we know that comets can create meteors.
However, since the "young" and "old" age ranges differ by 5 1/2 orders of magnitude, it is easy to say which pieces of evidence favor which theory.
Also, the arguments I use here deal with the solar system, the earth, and man.
If not, then the existence of short-period comets indicates a young solar system.