PLANK #14 There’s not enough dust!
NASA did extensive research to measure the rate of dust accumulation on the moon prior to the moon landing in 1969. When multiplied by 4.6 billion years, they could only forecast 15-20 feet of it. The following is an example of an old-earth writer’s statement about this prediction.
Before instruments were sent to the moon, Isaac Asimov made some interesting (but false) predictions. After estimating the great depths of dust that should be on the moon, Asimov dramatically ended his article by stating:
“I get a picture, therefore, of the first spaceship, picking out a nice level place for landing purposes, coming in slowly downward, tail-first and sinking majestically out of sight.” (Isaac Asimov, “14 Million Tons of Dust Per Year,” Science Digest, January 1959, p. 38)
Dr. Overn, a creationist on the lunar landing project from Honeywell Corporation, stated that they had it all wrong. He told them the moon has only been there for a few thousand years, and there couldn’t be even an inch of dust. We can hardly imagine the response by the rest of the panel who insisted that the legs of the lunar landing module must be very long. Who was right? When Armstrong stepped on the moon—just what the young-earth/moon man had forecast!
NOTE: Because of Planks 12, 13, and 14 many scientists are proposing that the moon must be of recent origin. (We were always taught that the earth and moon were formed at the same time.) However, these scientists who are insisting on keeping the age of the earth/moon system still very old instead of accepting a much earlier date, do so by offering two major possibilities. One is the “Capture Theory.” This is the idea that the earth gravity pulled the moon into orbit as it was passing by through space. The second is the “Collision Theory.” This idea is that a body about the size of our moon slammed into the earth causing a chunk to fly out into orbit which became our moon. Both of these are a stretch for science to justify. Their attempts to do so are really a stretch for science to justify.