The truth is exactly the opposite: LLS counting is used to correct the initial estimated thickness of the annual layers.’11 LLS (laser light scattering) is a method for counting dust bands by passing a laser beam through the ice.
Seely is technically correct, but generally incorrect.
Although dust bands are generally annual today, this does not mean they were annual in the past.
The root of the problem is the uncritical acceptance of the uniformitarian paradigm. Seely has written a rebuttal to creationist’s ice sheet and ice core interpretations in the December 2003 Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith, a journal put out by American Scientific Affiliation. note: Seely is an ostensibly evangelical theologian whose main hobby for decades seems to have been to argue that the Bible contains scientific errors, and is thus much beloved by anti-Christians—see He primarily challenges my reinterpretation of the 110,000 claimed annual layers in the GISP2 ice core from the top of the Greenland Ice Sheet to the depth of 2,800 metres and defends the extensive timeframe, claiming independent corroboration by multiple methods.Based on the deep-sea core chronology applied to the Vostok Antarctica ice core, Meese noted that their timescale for GISP2 was off by 25,000 years at 2,800 metres depth: The senior author then went back to the laboratory to ‘recheck’ the visible stratigraphy or dust layers.She discovered that by using a 1-mm wide laser beam in the LLS method instead of an 8-mm wide beam, 25,000 more annual layers of dust were ‘discovered’ between 2,300 and 2,800 metres!In the compressed Creation/Flood model with much thicker annual layers during the Ice Age, the dust represents an extremely dusty atmosphere, especially near glacial maximum and during deglaciation.Storms would be very dirty and multiple bands of dust could be deposited on the ice sheet by several mechanisms, such as by dry deposition between storms or during showery periods in one storm.
Furthermore, he only partially understands the climatic differences between the uniformitarian model and the creationist Ice Age model.1417 I will only briefly discuss the annual layer methods, a more detailed treatment will be provided in a future monograph.18 Seely states that surface hoar frost forms only during the summer due to sunshine and fog.