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November 2, 2013

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Q: What can earth’s iron core tell us about the past?

A: Though the earth’s core is impossible to observe directly, indirect methods of assessing the nature of earth’s depths have provided a great deal of information. For example, we observe that the predominantly iron core is separate from the stony mantle about 1,800 miles down, with the center of the earth at almost 4,000 miles beneath our surface.

Because secular scientists presuppose that the early earth was covered in a magma ocean, they look for a mechanism to explain the differentiation of iron from the overlying mantle. Recent observations of iron at high pressure and high temperature suggest that iron within the solid mantle could have formed rivulets that could coalesce and flow toward the planet’s core (through a process called percolation).

However, this explanation is pure conjecture and contradicts the biblical account that the earth was covered with water rather than an ocean of molten rock (magma). Furthermore, God declares that by Day Three the earth’s mantle and core were in place by His creative design, not by millions of years of slow random percolation of molten iron.

Read the whole article featuring AiG staff geologist Dr. Andrew Snelling to learn what this recent research can and cannot tell us about earth’s origin.

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Today's question was also a News to Know item. In case you missed it, this week we also featured the following News to Know items:

Vegetarian Piranhas’ Teeth Point to Pre-Fall Perfection: The fearsome piranha’s vegetarian version uses its teeth to shred plants, not meat.

Empathy or Imitation—Do Chimps Yawn Because They Care? Chimpanzees “empathize” as they mature, but do they really understand?

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This week Steve Ham talks with AiG staff scientist Dr. Georgia Purdom to answer the question, “What Proof Do We Have of a Literal Adam and Eve?

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