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The frequency of leap seconds indicates a young earth (Talk.Origins)

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This article (The frequency of leap seconds indicates a young earth (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 CE011.1:

Leap seconds have had to be inserted into the year twenty-two times between 1970 and 1999, showing that the earth is slowing 0.77 seconds per year. At this rate, the earth would have slowed to a stop if it were billions of years old.

Source: Huse, Scott, 1996. The Collapse of Evolution, Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, p. 25.


CreationWiki response: There is no disagreement with Talk Origins on this point. This is not a common claim, it is most likely an error made by the cited source, the most likely cause of which is a poorly written news article on leap seconds.

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