by Tim Thompson
Young earth creation science theorists claim that since the moon is receding (moving away from earth at a rate of about 4 cm/year, then in the past the moon must have been too close to earth, and would have been closer than the Roche Limit (11,000 miles), a point at which the tides caused by the moon would have destroyed the earth.
This argument is based on a lack of understanding of the physics related to the moon. For this argument, Tim Thompson has written a good rebuttal. Click here to view the article (on the Talk Origins website...opens a new window).
To learn more
about old earth creationism, see
Old Earth Belief,
or check out the article
Can You Be A
Christian and Believe in an Old Earth?
Feel free to check out more of this website. Our goal is to provide rebuttals to the bad science behind young earth creationism, and honor God by properly presenting His creation.