One such argument involves counts of sedimentary laminations (“varves”) within the floor of Japan’s Lake Suigetsu. “SG06, A Fully Continuous and Varved Sediment Core from Lake Suigetsu, Japan: Stratigraphy and Potential for Improving the Radiocarbon Calibration Model and Understanding of Late Quaternary Climate Changes.” Quaternary Science Reviews 36: 164–176.
Their article claims that the very large number of Lake Suigetsu varve counts is strong evidence for an old earth.
A drop of eustatic sea level by about 60 m to 120 m lower than present-day levels, commencing around 30,000 years BP, caused the revealing of Beringia as a durable and extensive geographic feature connecting Siberia with Alaska.
The Bio Logos Foundation has published a popular-level article by old-earth geologists Gregg Davidson and Ken Wolgemuth presenting arguments for an old earth.
Data and model show broadly similar spatial patterns, implying that the lake-level changes can be explained by the changing boundary conditions and their effects on atmospheric circulation.
At 12000 years BP most lakes were high because of increased precipitation along the jet-stream storm-track south of the ice sheet.
Creation scientists would argue that most of the lamination couplets are not true annual events.
In fact, a plausible explanation for the couplets was presented in the young-earth creationist literature one year prior to Davidson and Wolgemuth’s article.
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