In the recent debate by Bill Nye the Science Guy and Mr. Ken Ham, Bill Nye assumes that ice rings are annual rings and uses this assumption to say that the earth is millions or billions of years old.
Bill Nye assumes that the ice layers are annual rings. They are not. Apparently, he has never heard of the lost squadron.
In 1942, during World War II, some war planes landed in Greenland. After the war those planes were forgotten.
In 1990, an aircraft enthusiast decided to go find them and recover the planes. They had to use radar to find the planes because in just 48 years they were covered in 263 feet of ice! That comes out to be about 5 ½ feet per year that was laid down on top of these planes!
They drilled down to the planes and discovered literally hundreds of ice layers that accumulated in only 48 years.
So no, these ice layers are not annual rings as Bill Nye would have you believe. They are simply indicating cold, warm, cold, warm. This could happen many times over the course of only one year.
Ignorance can be fixed. Stupid is forever.
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