Just balances, just weights, a just ephah, and a just hin, shall ye have: I am the LORD your God, which brought you out of the land of Egypt.(Leviticus 19:36) KJV
Everyone believes math because it’s, well, math. Math doesn’t lie, supposedly. Math may not lie but it can be used to tell a lie if that’s what you decide to use it for. Math is a tool, not a guide. It’s very helpful to bear this in mind:
Math is imaginary, it only exists in your mind when you have faith that numerals represent concepts.– Math, definition
Here’s something you have to understand about math: it’s like mixing paint. Imagine that we have an empirical observation – white paint. We also have an inductive rationalization of the observation (a theory) which is tailored it to fit our narrative – black paint. We can use math to mix the paint to get exactly the right shade of grey and then say that the math proves our theory. It’s math so everyone believes us. The empirical observation is still white, the theory is still black, but everyone is so delighted by the grey color of the math that they don’t care.
In the situation of hell math has been used in two ways, by gravitational methods which have been used to calculate the Earth’s mass and average density, and as a negative confirmation of the premise that nuclear decay rates have always been constant.
Why is this relevant? Young earth creationists (YECs) have been quite correct to point out that the only way to “date” rocks as being millions or billions of years old is to assume that the half-life rate law applies to nuclear decay. Eliminate this assumption and there’s no reason why the Earth can’t be about 6,000 years old as the Bible says. There’s no way to prove that nuclear decay has always been constant and, technically, it’s not a testable hypothesis so it’s not scientific. This means that radiometric dating is pseudoscience.
The counter move from popular science (SciPop) is one of the most misguided and deceptive uses of math ever written. It’s fairly complex and it has a daunting quality that math has which makes you think that it’s too hard to understand, therefore it must have been written by somebody very clever, so it must be true. It’s a rationalization of the following premise:
- IF all nuclear decay has taken place within the last 6,000 years,
- and we can calculate how much this is,
- and how much heat it would have generated,
- THEN it would have melted the surface of the Earth.
- SINCE the surface of the Earth hasn’t melted,
- THEN the Earth can’t be 6,000 years old.
The irony here is that part of the Earth did melt, the core. We have used the Bible to develop a theory of gravitation and the core accretion model of planet formation which means that most of the high atomic weight elements were concentrated in the core, they weren’t evenly distributed throughout the crust. The 3D structure of the Earth at this time is that there’s a vast chamber filled with water, the great deep, which is safely transferring the heat of the molten core into the atmosphere. We say safely but over time the water heats up to boiling point and that’s when Noah’s flood happens.
This means that radiometric dating is bogus, the Earth is about 6,000 years old, and we’ve got the math to prove it. This is the mathematics of hell, the reason why hell is at the center of the Earth.
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