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G72:  Average soil depth is consistent with a young earth


Edited by Greg Neyman




The average depth of topsoil is eight inches.  Since it only takes 300 to 1,000 years to build an inch of topsoil, the earth must be less than 8,000 years old



Pathlights, n.d. The age of the earth.




  1. This argument does not account for erosion.  As topsoil is built up, it is also destroyed and carried away

  2. Different soils require different times to build up.  Some take as much as 50,000 to a million years or more


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