Creationism and ice core dating
It was after the 1920's that a literal interpretation of the Book of Genesis started to become popular and a movement for the strict interpretation of the Bible began.By interpreting the scriptural account of creation literally, the apparent billions of years of geologic history must be squeezed into, at most, a few thousand years.
Prior to the Flood of Noah, the state of the entire crust was "balanced critically on the edge of catastrophe" (Wise 209).For example, soil would need to have been created in order for plants to grow; starlight would have been created in what would appear to be mid-transit in order to be seen on Earth from millions of light-years away; Adam would have been created as a human old enough to be able to move, eat, and drink by himself.Another proposed model, however, suggests that instead of being created with all aging already complete, the earth was created with a youthful appearance, and during the time that the waters of Noah's Flood covered the entire surface, drastic changes were made to the earth so that its features thereafter gave an appearance of ancient age (Wise 209).The good doctor starts by telling us that on the 15th of July, 1942, a squadron consisting of six P-38 Lightning fighter planes and two very large B-17 “Flying Fortress” bombers set off for a British airfield.They never made it due to very bad weather closing their refueling stop in Iceland. With fuel running low, the pilots attempted a crash landing on the east coast of Greenland.
Search for creationism and ice core dating:
In the interior of Greenland, where snow fall is a lot less. On the east coast of Greenland, where snowfall is a lot more. Wieland is attempting to disprove ice core samples dated using 42 parameters (ice thickness is not one of these parameters by the way) from one location with a known rate of snowfall, by comparing it to the burial of some World War II planes in another location with a completely different rate of snowfall! Maybe his Nobel Prize will have to wait a while longer.