Ice age

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An Ice Age is when the earth's average temperature drops so much that glaciers extended into what we think of as temperate zones and sea levels recede due to the loss of water to the ice.

Secular Geology's Perspective

The overwhelming majority of the scientific community agrees on the existence of several ice ages.[1][2] This is strongly supported by evidence gathered from climate scientists working in the antarctic, on ice cores which are said to reflect temperature patterns as far back as 740,000 years ago.[3] The human diaspora during & after the ice age is also well recorded.[4]

Creationist Critique

The theory of an Ice Age is relatively new in the history of science. The theory developed as humanistic scientists sought an explanation for evidence that conflicts with their view that Earth must be over a billion years old, and their view that no Flood occurred. The Ice Age theory seeks to explain the heavily eroded and rounded mountains of the northern Appalachian chain and large islands such as Cape Cod and Long Island.

According to the theory, the lowered sea levels may help explain for humanists the enigma of how man is found around the planet. Under this view, there were land bridges where now all we see is ocean and that Asians migrated to North America to become Native Americans and Europeans populated the British Isles in a similar manner. Note, however, blood types and other characteristics suggest there is no connection between American Indians and Asians.Template:Fact-scientific

References

  1. A Short Bibliography
  2. NOVA, "Cracking the Ice Age," linked here, is an accessible presentation of the science behind the Ice Age.
  3. Climate-Change Forecast? Ask the Antarctic Ice, National Geographic
  4. Humans Sped to U.K. After Ice Age, Study Says, National Geographic

See Also

Date of Creation