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Pre-flood vapor canopy would have extended human lifetimes (Talk.Origins)

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This article (Pre-flood vapor canopy would have extended human lifetimes (Talk.Origins)) is a response to a rebuttal of a creationist claim published by Talk.Origins Archive under the title Index to Creationist Claims.

Claim CH311:

In the pre-Flood earth, the vapor canopy, a translucent layer of water vapor above the atmosphere, filtered out radiation from space, decreasing mutations and drastically increasing life spans.

Source: Vail, Isaac Newton, 1912. The Earth's Annular System, 4th ed. Pasadena: The Annular World Co.

CreationWiki response:

This is an out of date theory, while some creationists are still trying to make it work, most creation scientist have reject it.

Note that the older reference is dated 1912, this was well before such a model could tested on a computer. Even the 1974 source predates this ability. Furthermore it predate much of modern genetics. So this is simply an out of date theory and science is if filled with them.