Sunday, August 8, 2010

Big Huge Discussion on Young/Old Earth

Is There Really Scientific Evidence for a Young Earth?
For the past several decades, the question of the age of the Earth has been a very divisive one among Christians. Many people (known as "Young-Earth Creationists") believe that the only valid interpretation of the Bible indicates that the Earth is 10,000 years old or less, and they also claim to have scientific evidence that supports this view of the Earth. At the same time, there are many others who believe that scientific evidence overwhelmingly supports the claim that the Earth is about 4.6 billion years old, while the Universe as a whole is 10 to 20 billion years old. Many people in this latter category affirm the intimate involvement of God in this process of creation.

Comment: Matthew Tiscareno's site has a ton of organized material on the young vs old earth debate. Mr. Tiscareno is Research Associate in the Department of Astronomy at Cornell University. He comes from an old earth perspective. This would be a good place to quickly reference some "this proves" item you hear and at least get the other side of a story.

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