Ice Core Dating—Is it Reliable?



This is Ken Ham, CEO of Answers in Genesis , Ark Encounter and Creation Museum.


Trying to determine how long it took to form the ice sheets in Antarctica and Greenland, scientists take a sample and they count the individual layers. They believe each layer represents a year. But individual storms can actually leave their own layers. So one layer doesn’t always equal one year.

Now, ice cores were laid down after Noah’s flood, during the ice age. Computer simulations show this period was characterized by huge storms, that dumped many inches of snow every week. As I once shared with Bill Nye “The Science Guy”: twenty or more layers could have formed every year for many years after the flood.

Ice cores don’t prove long ages. They’re explained in a biblical worldview.

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