PLANK #15 from The Bible & Science Agree: The Earth Is Young
Because of the shrinking sun
The sun’s diameter is shrinking at 5 feet per hour in diameter. The reason is that its mass is going into energy and solar wind (dust) throughout space. This fact cannot be fit into a 4.6 billion-year model. John Gribbin, author of “The Curious Case of the Shrinking Sun,” in New Scientist (vol. 97, March 3, 1983, pp.592-595) says:
Astronomers were startled, and laymen amazed, when in 1979 Jack Eddy, of the High Altitude Observatory in Boulder, Colorado, claimed that the sun was shrinking, at such rate that, if the decline did not reverse, our local star would disappear within a hundred thousand years. Together they (with A. Boornazian) found evidence of a decline in solar angular diameter of two seconds of arcequivalent to 0.1% per century.
This also means that it was twice the current size 100,000 years ago—making things intolerably hot out here in the Earth’s orbit. Even if the sun is shrinking at a rate of merely 0.01% per century it would totally disappear in a million years; and it would be twice its present size a million years ago.
This refutes an age of 4.6 billion years for our solar system!