Not enough moon dust for an old universe (Talk.Origins)
- Based on measured rates of planetary dust accumulation, there is too little moon dust for an old moon. Before the moon landings, there was considerable fear that astronauts would sink in the dust.
CreationWiki response: It needs to be noted that their source is from 1974 and so some parts of it are bound to be out of date, and this is simply one of them. Walt Brownshows that there may yet be some life in this claim but most Creationists simply see it as out dated. For instance, in April, 1993, Dr. Andrew Snelling and David E. Rush published an extensive, in-depth analysis of this issue in the pages of Journal of Creation 7(1) entitled Moon dust and the age of the solar system.
Snelling and Rush, in addition to reviewing data from chemical analyses of deep sea sediments & dust in polar ice and satellite observations, survey the literature on the subject, providing a thorough assessment of the issue. They conclude:
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Actually there was real concern about this, it is not a fabrication. There is main stream literature from the early 60's expressing this concern. It is true that Surveyor I and other factors had dispelled the concern before manned landings. Besides this concern is only mentioned as an illustration of the problem.