Methane Won't Rescue Long-Age View

Often times, something that is confusion or contradictory is the result of faulty presuppositions. The hands at the Darwin Ranch insist on Earth being old, and the universe itself being older, because they speculate that evolution will happen if given enough time.

Secularists insist that Earth is old, but cannot support this view scientifically. The "faint young sun paradox" has never been solved, and another rescuing device bit the dust.
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In their view of cosmic evolution, Earth formed bunches of years ago, but the sun hadn't hottened up enough to heat Earth and make life possible. They call it the "faint young sun paradox", and come up with excuses such as the "solar belch" and other things, such as solar flares. These smack of desperation, since secularists must have long ages, but they're not getting the time they want. While we're on the subject, another long-standing attempted explanation of the faint young sun paradox has been shot down by secular scientists: methane. Maybe they'll actually catch on to what creationists have been saying all along: the evidence does not support deep time, it supports recent creation.
Secular speculations insist Earth coalesced into its current state over four billion years ago, leaving one huge problem: the young sun would have been so dim that Earth would have frozen. Secular astronomers have long invoked methane gas to defray this dilemma, called the "faint young sun paradox." A recent study revealed two new reasons to totally reject methane as a rescuing device, leaving this paradox stronger than ever.

According to a University of California Riverside (UCR) news release, "For at least a billion years of the distant past, planet Earth should have been frozen over but wasn't." Life forms that left fossils fitted to these "ages" clearly show that Earth wasn't frozen, but perfectly suited for life from the time of its earliest rock deposits. A methane-packed atmosphere might have generated enough of a greenhouse effect to insulate the planet for life to survive those long ages.
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