The Modern Creation Trilogy Study Guide
Henry M. Morris and John D. Morris
Lithification involves converting loose sediment into stone, a process which requires a cementing agent, changes
of temperature, pressure, and water. How could you use cement or plaster of Paris and common household objects to
build a model of a geologic column?
Volume 2, Chapter 12: Really, How Old Is the Earth?
“The weight of the scientific evidence alone gives strong evidence that the earth is
far too young
evolution to be even a feasible model of earth history.” (p. 313–314)
Any earlier than that of a few __________ years of recorded history must necessarily be a matter of __________.
What is the approximate date for the founding of Egypt’s first dynasty?
What are the three assumptions that govern the dating standards of uniformitarianism?
True/False: It is scientifically possible to determine the age of the earth.
Starting with just one man and one woman, it would take only about __________ years of exponential growth to
produce the present world population of about _____ billion people.
According to demographics, world population currently doubles every __________ years or so. If evolution were true,
the population would have doubled only every __________ years.
According to the radiocarbon dating method, when something dies, it ceases to take in __________, while its carbon-
_____ content continues to decay into nitrogen-_____. Consequently, the ratio of C-14 to C-12 in the organism at any
time after death leads to the conclusion how long it has been __________.
The C-14 production rate and decay rate do not balance, leading scientists to estimate that the earth may be
__________ than previously estimated.
Scientific evidence suggests that the earth’s magnetic field was much __________ in the past than it is today.
True/False: Scientific calculations concerning the ratio of river-salt to sea-salt yield a possible earth age of 50,000
years or less.
True/False: Only the handful of radiometric dating methods that allow for billions of years for certain rocks are very
What discrepancies may invalidate radioactive dating techniques?
None of the dating techniques take into consideration the __________ of __________, which the __________ may
have put into the complete and fully functioning earth from the start.
Chapter 10 discussed tautology in evolutionary explanations (i.e., fossils date the rocks and rocks date the fossils).
Similarly, in this chapter you learned that evolution necessarily requires great eons of time, and millions of years in
dating methods are needed to prove evolution. Using the three requirements of uniformitarianism, refute evolution,
based on population growth, earth’s magnetic field, sea composition, or radiometric dating.