- Galaxies wind themselves up too fast
- Earth's rotation
- Comets disintegrate too quickly
- Too few supernova remnants
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The video start off quite badly. It says Science is in part based on observation (which is true), but then goes on to say that the Bible claims to be the testimony of the Creator himself. While this is what many people believe, it is still an assumption that the Bible is in fact the book of God. Religion is also called Faith for a reason, many people have faith that the Bible is the word of God, but they can't know this for certain.
In any case, here are my comments on each theory:
A. Galaxies wind themselves up too fast
I'll come right out and say it, I am no astronomer. I do not have a theory that solves this problem. However, just because scientists do not understand how this is possible, does not mean there is some higher power that made it to be this way.
In the past, humans had no explanation for what thunder was. Each time a thunderbolt strikes, it makes a huge, epic sound with a flash of light. It is no wonder that people in the past attributed such an awesome power to a God, like Zeus for example. They couldn't explain what thunder is, so they came up with their own explanation: Zeus must have done it.
In short, just because we don't have a valid explanation, does not mean God must have done it.
This argument holds true for all of his 5 points. The lack of evidence, is not evidence in and of itself.
The video creator says: "No meteors have ever been found in the deeper, older [layers] of the Earth". That may very well be the case, but no one can claim that there are NO meteors in that deep layer either. Sure, we haven't found any, but the Earth is rather huge. Just because we haven't found any, doesn't mean there aren't any at all.
C. Earth's rotation
With this point, he assumes a whole bunch of things. He assumes Lord Kelvin's theory is 100% true, and uses that as proof that the Earth cannot be as old as people claim. But Lord Kelvin's theory is just that, a theory. We come back to my first argument: just because we don't have a valid theory yet, doesn't mean that God made the Earth. If you want to claim the Earth is young, you have to proof it, instead of trying to disprove the old Earth theory.
D. Comets disintegrate too quickly
Our current methods of observation, even the Hubble Telescope, can only see a minuscule fraction of the entire galaxy. It is no wonder that we cannot observe where these comets come from. So, neither old earth or young earth theories can use this fact, since we can only speculate where the comets come from.
However, the video creature states this perfectly fits with a young earth theory. How can he know this? He just assumes it.
Let's give an example. There's a hole in the ground, and I decide to drop a golf ball in there. After 10 seconds, it comes right back up and I catch it. Every time I drop it in there, it comes back up after 10 seconds. Two guys, let's call them Steve and Bill, are puzzled by this. Steve says: "" maybe there is something down that blows it back up, some sort of air current". Bill replies: "NO! This fits much better with some sort of trampoline-like thing being down there! It must be a trampoline!".
Neither Bill nor Steve have any idea what is actually down there, but Bill acts as if his theory MUST be true, just because it fits better.
E. Too few supernova remnants
He actually gives us the counterargument to this point in his own video. In the beginning, he is talking about the craters on the moon. The amount of carters would indicate that the moon is quite old, but he notes that for that theory to work, we have to assume that the rate of cratering has always been the same as it is now.
The exact same counterargument applies to the supernova remnant argument. Who is to say that the rate of supernovas has been the exact same for all time? He says himself that he based the rat of supernovas on recent observations, but like I said, why should that rate be the same across all time? Isn't it logical that young stars don't go supernova?
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lol This is definitely Trump's America.