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Even the student unfamiliar with Greek mythology recognizes the hellish implications of the name Hades, reflecting the secular belief that the early earth remained a hot and uninhabitable place for a long time.

Their findings, Valley’s team says, suggest instead that the earth cooled and formed a crust quite quickly, within 100 million years of its fiery beginnings.

And what kind of rock could have produced these zircons in the first place?

Since zircon grains initially crystallize at high temperatures (1800°C), the team assumed the zircon grains in this sandstone must have come from a rock crystallized from hot magma.

Do zircons—crystals of zirconium silicate—contain clocks you can trust?

Crystals of zirconium silicate can be found inside many sorts of rocks in the earth’s crust.

It is not possible to accept this version of history, which is built on a host of unverifiable assumptions piled one upon another, without disregarding God’s Word and implying that He is a liar.The little crystal Valley’s group analyzed supposedly dates to a time some scientists call the Hadean age.The name is drawn from Hades, the mythological Greek god of the underworld.A team led by University of Wisconsin geosciences professor John Valley, writing in the February 23, 2014 issue of Nature Geosciences, reports they have pinpointed the location and identity of the individual lead atoms in sub-microscopic sections within one zircon grain from the Jack Hills sandstone north of Perth, Australia.This zircon grain is the width of four human hairs.God’s Word, on the other hand, provides the true history of the world—a world He created in just six days, all ready to be inhabited ( In their paper “Hadean age for a post-magma-ocean zircon confirmed by atom-probe tomography” Valley and colleagues interpret their research results through the lens of multiple levels of assumptions.

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