According to Dr. Thomas G. Barnes the Moon is much younger than claimed by the mainstream scientific community, by many orders of magnitude.
The Giant impact hypothesis, one of the primary mainstream scientific theories on the creation of the moon, says that the Moon is billions of years old.
Dr. Barnes claims that the Moon is far younger than this. While he does not explicitly claim exactly how old the Moon is, I believe that he is implying that the Moon is at most a few thousand years old so that it's age is inline with some creationist beliefs.
The age of the earth and moon can not be as old as required in the doctrine of evolution, as has been shown when the great laws of physics are applied to observed large scale phenomena such as:
- The recession rate of the moon and the Roche limit
- The faster earth spin rate in the past.
- The rate of lunar dust build-up.
- The decay of the earth's magnetic field.
- The pleochroic halos in the earth's basement rock.
The first point "The recession rate of the moon and the Roche limit." is sited by others who also claim that the Moon is young.
Rate of recession
The Moon currently recedes from the Earth at a rate of 1.5 inches (3.8 cm) per year, and is believed by atheistic scientists to be 4.6 billion years old, The Moon could never have been closer than about 11,000 miles or it would have been broken up by tidal forces. If the rate of recession stayed constant at 3.8 cm per year, it would take 9.6 billion years for the lunar distance to migrate from 11,000 miles to the present distance of about 240,000 miles.
It should be noted that Barnes believes that if the Moon was not young it would be much further away, while Conservapedia is claiming that it would take much longer for the Moon to reach the same position. But both say the Roche Limit and the Rate of recession prove that the Moon cannot be as old as mainstream science claims.
So is this theory of a Young Moon correct?
Does evidence backup their claims?
Must the Moon be much further away if it is billions of years old?