Birth-Age of Planet Earth – 5 – Case of the Missing Dust

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A note from John:

I found this article (see below),  written by Dennis Lindsay.  It is 34 chapters in length, and chapters comprise volume 8 of an apparent larger series.  You can find it on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and such book places.  Only a single chapter is viewed in this post.

It has some pretty good science which thoroughly disproves Evolution. but tends to look at the Creationism view, which ignores several important scriptures and the obvious.  It does come close to the correct Biblical view of creation, but not quit.

Remember that there are three basic views of creation:

  1. Evolution – where creation and life formed over a period of billions of years.
  2. Creationism – where creation all occurred during the six days mentioned in Genesis.
  3. Fundamental Christianity (the correct view) – where creation occurred, with angels first, then the universe, then Satan’s fall, then the earth became null and void, then the six day restoration of earth.

The text of this writing below, suggests that the universe was created about 6000 years ago.  The proofs are compelling for disputing evolution, but not from the point of creation, but from the point of the restoration and/or the flood in Noah’s time.

Fundamental Christian doctrine teaches that angels were created, then the universe was created, then Satan had his falling out and the earth was rendered null and void, then the six day restoration occurred wherein Adam was created as an adult and mature man.

Since the angels were created instantaneously as mature creatures, and Adam and plants and animals were created in the same pattern, it follows that the universe was likewise created in a mature state and did not evolve over billions of years.   So the question is, ‘How old is the universe?  Is its age measured in billions of years or thousands of years?’

We know that when planet earth was created it came with plants and animals.  Dinosaurs are proof of this fact.  But their age is uncertain.  When they disappeared, then that fits in with the earth becoming null and void.  God then restored the world in six days and thus we have human history beginning at that point.  Therefore, as you read this article, consider the dating suggestions as coming from the restoration and/or the Flood, and not as the actual original beginning.

Genealogical records from the Bible, place the date of Adam at about 6000 plus years ago.  Prior to Adam, was the null and void period (time-frame unknown), and prior to that was the fall of Satan (time-frame unknown), and prior to that was the creation of the universe (time-frame unknown).

The actual age of the universe is probably not in the billions of years, assuming the mature state of its creation, but since God is fair and since angels had their chance and failed, then it would seem reasonable that angelic history would be at least as long as human history, otherwise Satan would complain that the comparison was not fair, and besides, God does not do things arbitrarily or without a plan.  Therefore, angelic history and dinosaurs and such could easily have completed their history in a few thousands of years (prior to man), too.  Food for thought.

Birth of Planet Earth  –  By Dennis Gordon Lindsay

The Case of the Missing Dust

Praise the Lord for Dust!

We despise dust, mostly because we have to go to so much trouble to rid our homes of it. But God created it for a purpose. He weighed it out in His balances for an orderly creation (Isa. 40:15). Without it, our planet could not have the life-giving rain, the blue sky, the beautiful sunsets and dawns.

Dust also serves mankind in another important way; it is a vital clock in nature that helps to tell the age of our planet. Just as the dust on a coffee table can tell us about how long it has been since it was last dusted, the dust on the Earth tells us something about its age.

Evolutionism’s Dusty Burial

As previously mentioned, evolutionism proposes that our solar system is somewhere in the neighborhood of 4½ billion years old. Creationists believe the solar system to be only about 6,000 years old. The enormous difference between these two proposals boggles the mind.



There are many clocks in nature that suggest the age of our planetary system, and one involves dust. The age of our planet can be determined by measuring the amount of cosmic dust which accumulates on it.

Let us travel out into space and consider some dust that literally buries the evolutionary concept of an ancient solar system. Scientists know that outer space contains an abundance of tiny specks of material known as cosmic dust. This cosmic dust is constantly falling into our atmosphere, collecting on the Earth’s surface and mixing with all sorts of other material by the action of wind and water. This cosmic dust collects on all sizable space bodies, such as the moon and other planets. (see fig. 8.)



Meteoric dust consists of particles so tiny, and moving so slowly through space that they fail to generate the friction heat necessary to burn up upon entering the atmosphere. Instead they settle gently to Earth’s surface, and come to rest, along with regular dust particles. Scientists have collected dust in chemical trays and analyzed it to determine how much of it is extra-terrestrial in origin. The amount of dust that falls each day is then used to calculate how much falls each year.

Extraterrestrial Food

Scientists tell us that 20,000 tons of cosmic dust fall on planet Earth each year—or about 50 tons a day. This means there is some on everyone’s head and in everyone’s stomach. Most of it is microscopic in size. If the Earth is 4½ billion years old, there should be a lot of cosmic dust on the Earth. Here is the question: Where is the dust? Harold Slusher, Director of the Kidd Memorial Seismological Observatory and Assistant Professor of Geophysics at the University of Texas at El Paso, points out that the influx of meteoric dust into the Earth’s atmosphere indicates the planet is only a few thousand years old.

Before man set foot on the moon, some scientists argued that there did not appear to be enough cosmic dust in the surface layers of the Earth to account for the supposed billions of years of Earth’s history. However, evolutionists argued that extensive wind and water erosion have hidden the dust and that it had been either buried in the layers of the Earth or washed into the oceans and become part of the deep sediment layers of the ocean’s floor. If this were true, the oceans should contain a tremendous amount of nickel, since nickel forms a considerable part of most meteorites. However, the amount of this element found in sea water indicates an accumulation of only a few thousand years, rather than billions! Evolutionists insisted that the missing cosmic dust would turn up somewhere. But investigation has failed to locate—either on land or in the oceans—the significantly large amounts of cosmic dust that would back up their theory.



Mining Moon Dust

With their knowledge of the annual rate of cosmic dust accumulation, scientists have estimated the amount of cosmic dust that would have settled on the surface of the moon over time. On the moon there is no environment to cause erosion like we have on Earth. One must assume that “in the beginning” the moon’s surface was free of any cosmic dust. One must also suppose that cosmic dust has been settling on its surface throughout its history at the same rate as it does today. And finally, one must expect that no unknown factors have interfered with the constant accumulation of the dust. Then one has a good basis for a simple clock to estimate the age of the moon. Such a calculation would help to establish the age of the Earth as well as the other planets in our solar system, since all are considered to be of the same age.

Space Probes Can’t Find the Dust

Because on the moon there is no erosion to wash or blow dust away, it becomes deeper and deeper. Since evolutionists were convinced that the moon was at least 4.5 billion years old, the idea of a slow but steady fall of space dust caused some concern. The space scientists worried about the dangers of making a soft landing on the moon. On the basis of annual measurements of cosmic dust landing on the Earth, evolutionary scientists calculated that a very conservative estimation would be 50–180 feet of loosely packed cosmic dust on the moon’s surface. Some estimated the dust might be as much as two miles deep. The great fear was that when the lunar lander fired its retro-rockets in order to soft land, the astronauts would be buried by the blast of dust and would never be able to take off for the return trip to Earth. (see fig. 10.)



As a result of the scientists’ concern, unmanned probes were sent to the moon to evaluate the conditions of the surface before man began his journey there. The vast amounts of expected dust were not found by the probes. Theories were numerous as to its whereabouts; maybe it had collected in unknown areas from unknown disturbances.

As blast-off time approached for the first moon landing, there was not only intense excitement, but considerable apprehension as to what might be found there, particularly over the moon-dust problem. Many precautions were taken. Additional expensive impact probes were sent to check for safe landing sites. Scientists believed it crucial to include huge saucer-like landing pods in the design of the lunar lander. These were attached to the legs of the lunar lander so that it would safely settle down without sinking into the theorized dust layer. (see fig. 11.)



Touchdown: July 20, 1969

Finally the great day came; the space rocket roared into orbit and then out into the heavens. It traveled thousands of miles, finally reaching the moon, where the lander was detached. Millions of Earthlings watched via TV, holding their breath as the Eagle slowly descended to the surface. I can still recall where I was and what I was doing at that very moment.

The moment of truth finally arrived. The spacecraft planted itself firmly on solid ground known as Mare Tranquillitatis. It didn’t disappear into hundreds of feet of dust! Not long after the landing, Neil Armstrong became the first man to set foot on the moon. Many can still remember the immortalized words he spoke for all the world to hear: “One small step for man, and one giant leap for mankind.” Since that time, most everyone has read or heard those words as they have been replayed hundreds of times by the media. But most likely no one can recall the conversation that surrounded those famous words as Armstrong communicated with NASA’s mission control center. He spoke words that bury the evolutionary theory of an ancient solar system.

“Where’s the Dust?”

Although astronaut Armstrong communicated in a matter-of-fact manner and technical lingo, in effect he was saying, “Where is all the dust?”

The LH footpads are only depressed in the surface about 1 or 2 inches, although the surface appears to be very, very fine grained, as you get close to it. It’s almost like a powder. Down there, it’s very fine.… And the surface is fine and powdery. I can, I can pick it up loosely with my toe. It does adhere in fine layers like powdered charcoal to the sole and sides of my boots. I only go in a small fraction of an inch, maybe an eighth of an inch, but I can see the footprints of my boots and the treads in the fine, sandy particles.

Three times Armstrong repeats that there was very little dust. The entire conversation is available on transcript for anyone writing to NASA in Houston, Texas. These statements about the dust have been virtually ignored by the evolutionary community in their publications and TV documentaries. The reason is simple; no one wants to shoot his own foot. No one wants to talk about an overwhelming evidence that destroys the credibility of one’s own belief system which requires the age of the Earth to be billions of years.

More Dust in the Face of Evolutionism

To further substantiate that the moon dust was missing, and to the humiliation of evolutionism, there was a problem implanting the American Flag. Watch the early clips documenting that momentous occasion when man first walked on the moon; check out the difficulty Neil Armstrong encountered when he attempted to plant the American flag by hammering it down into the supposed billions of years of accumulated cosmic dust. Armstrong pounded, but the flag would not stand securely because the anticipated heavy dust layer simply was not there. There was a layer of dust, but it was only a couple of inches thick.

Testimony to a Young Earth

The trip to the moon revealed that cosmic dust had only been falling for a few thousand years. There was just enough dust for footprints (1/8“-3”). (see fig. 12.)



This dusty moon clock in one second dissolved the imaginary billions of years that evolutionists have been proclaiming as the age of the Earth-moon system. It also devastated the Gap Theory and Day Age Theory to which some believers ascribe. Some Christian theologians and professors have become intimidated by the assertions of evolutionism. They have fallen prey to their influence and have attempted to force the Scriptures to harmonize with the ancient Earth concept. The Gap Theory is an attempt to marry evolutionism with the Bible by suggesting that there were two creations.

As bothersome as dust can be, this is one time it shines with an illustrious glow—pointing to a mighty and powerful Creator capable of creating man out of the dust of the Earth, and breathing into him the breath of life (Gen. 2:7).