Helium in Rock Crystals?

10 Best Evidences for a Young Earth

by Ken Ham on January 24, 2022

Part 6



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As radioactive elements decay, particles, such as helium, are released. Helium’s very slippery and quickly leaves rock crystals.

Now, evolutionists believe this decay has been going on for billions of years. Since helium quickly slips away, all of it should be gone from the rock crystals. Creationists believe our earth is young and decay was much faster in the past, so there should still be plenty of helium in these rock crystals.

Well, this hypothesis—based on the history 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.

Science confirms God’s Word!

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