A Not So Rock Solid Moon
How old is the moon? Evolutionary scientists talk about the craters on the moon being sixty-five or a hundred million years old or even billions of years old. But since we have learned what kind of rock the moon is made of, we now know that these ages are impossibly old.
Craters were made when a large rock from space crashed into the moon at high speed. If the moon were made of water, a rock would only make a big splash. That splash would be a crater for only a few seconds before it was once again filled with water. If the moon were made of honey, the crater would last a little longer, but the honey would soon flow smooth again and the crater would be gone.
American astronauts returned to the Earth with many samples of the moon rock for scientific study. The basic rock on the moon is basalt. Studying this rock, scientists have learned that basalt, too, flows (although much more slowly than honey or even molasses in January), but the flow can be measured. According to their measurements, none of the craters on the moon can be more than a few thousand years old. The natural tendency of the basalt to flow would have erased any craters which are older than that.
Science has shown that the moon craters which evolutionary scientists thought were millions and billions of years old are really only thousands of years old at most. This is one more piece of evidence that the Bible's explanation of a young creation is not only true but can be scientifically supported.