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G333:  There is not Enough Sediment in the Ocean for an Old Earth


Edited by Greg Neyman




The sediments of the worlds oceans are not thick enough for an old earth.  Calculations based on the sediments being deposited in the oceans indicate a maximum age of only 30 million years, not billions of years as geologists claim

Source:  Morris, Henry M., 1974. Scientific Creationism, Green Forest, AR: Master Books, pp. 155-156.




  1. The ocean sediment depths vary by age.  Those at the center of the oceans near the rift zones have very little sediment.  At the furthest points from these zones, there are over 150 million years worth of sediment.

  2. The age of the ocean floor is determined in many ways, such as radiometric dating, rates of seafloor spreading, estimated depths of sediment.  All age measurements are consistent with each other

  3. Many of the rocks of the Grand Canyon (and elsewhere) are ocean deposited rocks.  Young earth calculations assume only the input of sediments.  Sediments are also leaving the oceans and becoming rock formations which are now on dry land.

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