Reasons to Believe

Scientific Evidence for an Old Earth

  • Historic Age Debate: Beginning of Time

    Previously, we noted that the church has unanimously taught the doctrine of creation ex nihilo throughout its history (part 1) (part 2) (part 3) (part 4). This was considered fundamental doctrine and … more

  • Creationism or Science?

    A recent article in Science discusses the difficult spiritual journey of Stephen Godfrey. Raised in a strong, Bible-believing home, Godfrey showed great aptitude for both science (particularly biology … more

  • Most Accurate Distances Shore Up Creation History

    Opponents of big bang cosmology, both atheists and young-earth creationists, frequently attempt to push aside very compelling and overwhelming physical evidence in favor of this biblically predicted … more

  • White Dwarfs Deliver Better Creation History

    A window that enables astronomers to rigorously test the biblically predicted big bang creation model. 1Thanks to a new set of measurements on burnt out stars—known as white dwarfs—that … more

  • Ice Cores Reveal History

    I received a cordless drill for Christmas last year. Many of its features make my around-the-home projects far easier to accomplish: two batteries (one recharges while I use the other), a keyless … more

  • Old-Earth Creationism: A Heretical Belief?

    Ken Ham is an ardent young-earth creationist. As president of Answers in Genesis, he generates a steady stream of articles critiquing the old-earth view. Although I disagree with most of his … more

  • A New Kind of Star Solves an Old Problem

    The same is true for astronomers. Only rarely do they discover a new kind of star that is unlike any they have seen before. When they do make such a discovery, however, it typically reveals new … more

  • Ancient Ice Cores to Reveal Climate, Age

    TNRTB Archive - Retained for reference information

    An international team of geologists has embarked on an epic project in a remote part of Antarctica that promises to provide important historical … more

  • Beryllium as a Cosmic Chronometer

    TNRT Archive - Retained for reference information

    Measurements of an element in early stars taken by a team of international astronomers further buttress a key point of RTB’s cosmic creation … more

  • Antarctic and Greenland Ice Core Dates Match

    TNRTB Archive - Retained for reference information

    Studies of ice cores affirm the antiquity of Earth and pose a serious challenge to young-earth models. Layers in ice cores (cylinders of ice removed … more

  • Witnessing Star Formation

    TNRTB Archive - Retained for reference information

    Recent radio observations have improved scientists' understanding of star formation, affirming part of RTB’s creation model. Stars form when … more

  • More-Precise Dates Provide More-Detailed Picture

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    Recent advances in dating technology have given earth scientists a much-more-detailed picture of Earth’s history—one that can be used to … more

  • Erosion Rates Match Radioisotope Dates

    TNRTB Archive - Retained for reference information

    Analysis of several new dating techniques provides consistent results, arguing that Earth is indeed older than 10,000 years. Dating techniques using … more