However, the "increased rate" that would be required to produce the observed craters is unrealistic: Unless explicitly noted otherwise, all content licensed as indicated by RationalWiki: Its transient nature indicates its origins as a star which first became a white dwarf prior to its swan song. The apparent intent of the article is to help other creationists struggling with cognitive dissonanceand for use as a conversion tool. Even if we hedge on that estimate, we can be confident that according to scientific evidence, the universe has existed for more than 10 billion years. But from some calculations, the Earth's spin precession rate has been declining as its rotation rate has declined, but its orbit-precession rates have remained unchanged over at least million years.
At no point does Twidale's paper suggest that the results of dating are in error.
Evidence against a recent creation
A view from the shoulders of giants. Recession of the Moon is caused by tidal friction, which converts the rotational energy of the Earth into the potential energy of the Moon,  and tidal friction in turn depends on the layout of the continents, which was different in the past. The referenced paper is not readily available, though the abstract img is available. Community Saloon bar To do list What is going on? I don't know if its provable either way. Therein lies the problem for young Earth creationism; if the universe is only 6, years old, how can objects billions of light years away — and therefore billions of years old — be seen? The fact that oil is forming today means absolutely nothing with regards to the age of the Earth.