What are some evidences for a young Earth?

Here are a few of the evidences for a young Earth:

Earth has a magnetic field that has gradually been decaying.  Since 1835, it has decreased by 14%.  If we go by the uniformitarian concept, then just 7,000 years ago the magnetic field would have been 32 times stronger, and 1 million years ago it would have had such a powerful force that everything, including itself, would have been vaporized.  Clearly, the magnetic field could not have been in existence for millions of years.

The moon has been receding from the Earth at a rate of 4 centimeters per year.  Again, using the uniformitarian concept, just 20,000 years ago the moon would have been so close to the Earth that it would have fallen into our planet.  The moon therefore cannot be over 10,000 years old.

Using the uniformitarian concept where the ocean is billions of years old, it should have 60 to 100 miles of sediment at the ocean floor, but on average the floor is only about ½ miles thick.

Civilization is our last example. The oldest historical records date back to 3500 B.C.  The oldest writings are found on Sumerian tablets dated at 3500 B.C.  Records of ancient languages are never dated beyond 3000 B.C.  Using population growth statistics, we could have reached our current rate of population in just 3200 years.  However, if man has been in existence for millions of years, we would have an overwhelming population of humans today and the Earth would be uncomfortably crowded.

RTG recommends this article from Dr. Johnathan Sarfati regarding flaws in the evolutionary understanding of earth processes and dating methods, as well as more evidence for a young earth.  Included at the bottom of the article are two related videos.  (Note: after clicking the following link, you will be taken to an introduction video.  After it plays, or if you choose to close out that video, you can then view the article.)  


Source: Answers in Genesis


More information can be found at:

http://www.answersingenesis.org/contents/379/aid/v6/YEC-summary-defense.pdf   and