Reasons to Believe

Scientific Evidence for an Old Earth

  • Continuous Cosmic Expansion

    Some promote an infinitely (or near infinitely) old universe to avoid a creation event in the relatively recent (roughly 14-billion-year) past. So, they argue that the universe is static or … more

  • Iron-60 Heat Source for Interior Differentiation

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    Researchers have discovered more evidence for how the input of metals from a particular supernova eruption has benefited advanced life on Earth. The … more

  • Definitive Cosmic Expansion Time Dilation Test

    Observations by a team of American astronomers have provided scientists with a powerful new tool for establishing that the universe indeed continuously expands from a creation event as the Bible … more

  • Deep Core Tests for the Age of the Earth

    In recent months, new evidence has emerged that may be simple enough for everyone to understand, regardless of science background-as simple as counting tree rings.

    Scientists are learning much about … more

  • More Evidence for First Generation Stars

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    A team of American astronomers has confirmed an important prediction of the biblically predicted big bang creation model. The team analyzed x-ray … more

  • New Evidence for Earth’s Antiquity

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    Detection of a short-lived radioactive isotope provides new evidence for an old Earth. One of the most compelling evidences for an ancient Earth is … more

  • Comet Test for Creation Models

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    New measurements by astronomers have provided another refutation of a recent prediction made by young-earth creationists while confirming a … more

  • Supernova Remnant Test for Creation Models

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    New measurements by astronomers have provided another refutation of a recent prediction made by young-earth creationists while confirming a … more

  • Northern Greenland Ice Core

    TNRTB Archive - Retained for reference information

    Analysis of an ice core drilled in northern Greenland gives more evidence for the supernatural timing of humanity’s arrival and for an … more

  • Antarctic Ice Core

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    Analysis of a deep ice core in Antarctica gives more evidence for the supernatural timing of humanity’s arrival and for an old-earth, local … more

  • Noah’s Flood: A Bird’s-Eye View

    by Steve Sarigianis

    Ms. Johnson smiles and settles her class for the week’s lesson. She opens the Bible on her lap and begins to read the story of Noah's flood. Her first-graders sit … more

  • Predictive Power: Confirming Cosmic Creation

    Scientists focus enormous effort on turning detections (observations and measurements) into predictions. Meteorologists use data to predict temperatures, wind, and precipitation. Astronomers use data … more

  • Tolman's Elegant Test

    The cosmic characteristic most extensively described in the Bible is the ongoing expansion of the universe.1 No other holy book of the world's religions describes this feature, nor was it anticipated … more

  • Radiometric Dating - A Christian Perspective

    Dr. Wiens has a PhD in Physics, with a minor in Geology. His PhD thesis was on isotope ratios in meteorites, including surface exposure dating. He was employed at Caltech’s Division of … more

  • The Sun's Stable Diameter

    The Sun has the reputation of being the most stable burning star that astronomers observe. Its extreme stability allows humans to exist on Earth. Variations in its burning, periods of significantly … more

  • Cosmic Cool Down - What Does It Mean?

    Not one but five writers of Scripture describe God’s “stretching out” of the heavens. From a scientist’s perspective, these ancient writers predict the twentieth-century … more

  • Facing Up to Big Bang Challenges

    What danger lurks in associating big bang cosmology with biblical cosmology? Most Christian physicists, astronomers, and other scientists would say, “None.” Many Christian philosophers, … more

  • How Far Tells How Old

    The strength of cosmologists’ model for the origin and development of the universe rests in part on the certainty of astronomers’ distance measurements to stars and galaxies. The only … more