Slippery Helium


Part 8



This is Ken Ham, CEO of the ministry that built a full-size size Ark south of Cincinnati.


When radioactive elements decay, particles are released. Now, one of these particles is helium. It quickly slips its way out of rock crystals.

Now, if decay has been going on for billions of years, nearly all the helium should be gone. But if our earth is young and radioactive decay—which produces helium—was much faster in the past, there should still be plenty of helium in rock crystals.

Well, this hypothesis—based on an understanding of the history recorded in God’s Word—was tested. And the rock crystals were filled with helium. This suggests the rocks can’t be older than a few thousand years.

Once again, science confirms God’s Word!

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