By Greg Neyman
© Old Earth Ministries
This question was published in Dr. John's Q&A by John Morris in 1993. Morris claims that there was indeed an ice age, however, he believes there was only one. The real issue for old earth creationists is how many ice ages there were. The young earth model requires a single ice age, no matter how convincing the evidence is for multiple ice ages. This leads Morris to claim that "the evidence for multiple ice ages is poor." In reality, the evidence is excellent. For more on ice ages, see our Ice Age article section.
Morris spends the bulk of this answer on his young earth model. One key ingredient is extensive volcanism. However, the young earth model with its volcanism does not take into account the fact that volcanoes emit a lot of carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas. It has been calculated, based on the young earth model, that the earth would have been too hot for Noah and his family after the flood, and they would basically have been roasted to death. See Carbon Dioxide and the Flood.
Dr. John's Q&A #56, published on the web at http://www.icr.org/index.php?module=articles&action=view&ID=1121
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