Creationism and ice core dating
The fossil record, for example, consists of hundreds of distinct layers with distinct fossils that have been interpreted to represent different periods of history.
In 1902 George Mc Cready Price introduced the concept of "Flood Geology" in his book Outlines of Modern Christianity and Modern Science, which claimed that all the geologic features attributed to long ages were actually formed during Noah's Flood (Numbers 1992:xi).
The good doctor starts by telling us that on the 15th of July, 1942, a squadron consisting of six P-38 Lightning fighter planes and two very large B-17 “Flying Fortress” bombers set off for a British airfield.
They never made it due to very bad weather closing their refueling stop in Iceland. With fuel running low, the pilots attempted a crash landing on the east coast of Greenland.
Kevin Henke could seriously undermine their findings.
In his book Faith, Form, and Time, Kurt Wise proposes the theory of Catastrophic Plate Tectonics.
This paper will attempt to give an outline of what some young-earth creationists believe happened during the Flood of Noah.
But wait a minute: Where were the GRIP samples taken?On the east coast of Greenland, where the 1942 squadron landed, snowfall is a much heavier, accumulating at an average rate of 7 feet (2 metres) per year. This rate (which is an average, so some years would see less snow and others more), after allowing for some compaction due to the weight, is sufficient to account for the depth of snow the WWII planes were buried in.The interior of Greenland by comparison receives much less snowfall, about (0.3m/1 foot per year). Wieland has definitely proven the amazing fact that snowfall rates vary in different parts of the world, it remains to be seen how this groundbreaking discovery will deliver the death blow to deep time and evolution. Wieland attempts to equate the thickness of the snow burying the squadron with valid ice core samples retrieved by the joint European Greenland Ice-core Project (GRIP).Scientists believe that the earth is ancient, in part, because of the successive layers of different fossils in sedimentary rocks and the many diverse layers of rock.
One major problem that has plagued the young-earth creation model is the large amount of apparent geologic history.In the interior of Greenland, where snow fall is a lot less. On the east coast of Greenland, where snowfall is a lot more. Wieland is attempting to disprove ice core samples dated using 42 parameters (ice thickness is not one of these parameters by the way) from one location with a known rate of snowfall, by comparing it to the burial of some World War II planes in another location with a completely different rate of snowfall! Maybe his Nobel Prize will have to wait a while longer.