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G62:  Volcanic material would have filled the earth if the earth were old


Edited by Greg Neyman



At the present rate that volcanoes add crustal material, the entire earth's crust could be formed in 20 million years, far younger than the 4.5 billion years which geologists claim as the age of the earth 

Source:   Morris, Henry M., 1961. The Genesis Flood, pages 389-390



  1. Morris does not account for the volcanic material itself being eroded

  2. Morris does not account for the subduction of some of the volcanic material

  3. The rate of volcanic activity today cannot be extrapolated over millions of years.  We have no way of calibrating the rate with rates of the past

  4. This reasoning directly contradicts the other young earth theory that the continents would all be eroded away by now (see G61)


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