Yes, I recall an alternate theory called the cool early earth which aligns with this. Also mainstream science says that the earth was almost or completely covered in water early on after it's initial formation. Then island rose and continents were made and ice covered most of the planet a few times. From what we currently know, plants (bacteria) were around then, but not at the very first stages.abelcainsbrother wrote: ↑Sun Jun 24, 2018 4:17 pmthatkidakayoungguy wrote: ↑Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:15 pmWhat about the fossils of past life? Even early humans/hominids? Genetic back tracing by scientists round the world show that what's sometimes called H. sapiens is older than 200kya.Stu wrote: ↑Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:27 amWhat does this mean for current evolutionary theory?
An article on the study including some interesting links: Most Species the “Same Age” with No “In-Between” Species
The study itself: Why should mitochondria define species?
Then you have stuff like zicrons which show the age of the earth. Flood geology doesn't seem to hold up under a lot of thinking and evidence.
You brought up zircon crystals which seem to be changing the view that the earth in its beginning was a molten lave hell like has been believed but instead had water on it as far back to the beginning as Geologists can go.This is important to Gap Theorists because we believe that the former world was beautiful and inhabited by life from the beginning like the bible actually reveals to us but became without form and void as we see in Genesis 1:2 after billions of years and the former world perished.Isaiah 45:18,Job 38:4-7.We have never believed God created the earth in a without form and void state as we see in Genesis 1:2 and then decorated it in order to create it,as God would not do that,he speaks and it happens and it is beautifal and good the way he wants it.