Calendar years – 2256 years long (not including Ediacaran)
Atomic years – (from Archean on) – 3.9 billion years long
At initial point of creation, light speed 6.25 x 1011 times current speed.
At the end of Creation Week, it was down to 340 million times its current speed
Catastrophe One: Noah’s Flood/ “Snowball Earth”/ axis tilt of earth
Atomic or Geologic years Geological Period Calendar, or orbital years before Christ Calendar, or orbital years after creation Biblical Events 14 - 8 billion Creation Week
8 - 4.57 billion Unnamed 5810 - 5344 0 - 466
Adam to Enos,
4.57 - 3.8 billion Hadean 5344-5114 466-696
Enos to Cainaan
Archean 5114 - 4594 696 - 1216
Cainaan to Enoch ,
2.5-0.9 billion early Proterozoic 4594 - 3677 1216 - 2133 Enoch to Noah
Cryogenian 3677-3460 2133-2350
Birth of Shem to Flood
"Snowball Earth" 3554 2256 Noah's Flood 600-542 million Ediacaran 3460-3418 2350-2392 Shem to Arphaxad
At the the time of the Flood, light speed was about 1.38 million times its current speed.
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1. First stars formed on Day One (Job 38:7). These Population II stars are in the centers and halos of galaxies. Earth’s ocean degassed on Day One (Job 38:8). Process precipitates thousands of meters of clays and bedded ores. The landmass upthrust as one super-continent which occurred on Day 3, as told in Genesis 1. Population I stars, such as our sun, started shining on Day Four. Atomically (geologically) the six full days of Creation Week lasted from 14 billion to about 8 billion years ago. This incredibly rapid drop is reflected in the redshift curve.
2. Rapid radioactive heating by short and long-half-lived elements simultaneously occurs in the mantle and core. The resulting heat and pressure drive water from hydrated minerals that comprised the mantle towards the surface to appear as springs and geysers, as mentioned in Genesis 2:6.
3. The internal heating of the earth continued. This process initially caused some sodium rich granites to be intruded near the surface. That resulted in some metamorphosed basement rocks which formed the stable shield, or craton, areas on the earth’s surface. Zircon grains and the earliest stromatolite fossils from this time indicate shallow, warm waters in a number of areas.
4. Noah is born 4154 BC, in the Early Proterozoic era. Increased internal pressures and heat caused the earlier ‘mists’ or ‘streams’ of Genesis 2 to appear more like the ‘fountains’ mentioned in Genesis 7 which, at the onset of the Flood, all burst out at once. Some regions adjacent to the shield areas started to downwarp, and the flow of chemically rich water from the earth’s interior resulted in the distinct sedimentary deposits in these regions.
5. The Archaeozoic Era ended in massive tectonism with half our present ocean outgassed from the interior. Crustal rifting formed the ‘tectonic plates’, and the incipient mid-ocean ridges. Sediments were swept off the top of the shield (craton) areas and into troughs, which later stabilized. It is important to note that the ‘fountains of the deep’ which burst forth at this time were not randomly scattered across the earth, but primarily marked the incipient crustal plate boundaries and other specific areas of crustal weakness. This enabled a good part of the central sea area, which we now recognize as our central Pacific Ocean, to remain relatively calm during the land inundation going on, on the other side of the world. For this reason, floating vegetation mats were able to ride out the year, harboring a variety of insects and amphibians on them, precisely the way much smaller vegetation mats still do today after fierce storms in the Far East and the South Pacific.
Noah’s Deluge. Its beginning corresponds to the Diamictite—or rubble – layer (about 300 meters thick) which is often seen by evolutionists and long-age believers as being evidence of a past ‘snowball earth’. Refutation for this position along with more details may be found in the Snowball Earth? article. The Flood itself did not fossilize anything, but rather left a carbon-rich sedimentary layer above this diamictite strata of about 2.5 kilometers of thickness almost everywhere around the world. This is exactly what would be expected of erupting, boiling hot waters and the pulverized materials they were shooting up with them. Living material would have been scalded, dismembered, chemically disintegrated, and rotted through the year of the Deluge