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==Scientific difficulties with Young Earth Creationism==
 
==Scientific difficulties with Young Earth Creationism==
#The [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andromeda_Galaxy Great Andromeda Galaxy] is 2 million light years away. Other galaxies are further away. How did the light from there reach us in 6 thousand years
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#Cosmologists have found evidence that the Big Bang happened [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Age_of_the_universe over 13 billion years ago]. Is it likely that so many respected scientists are wrong and a few theologians are right? 
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===Speed of Light===
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One problem with Young Earth Creationism is with light. Supposedly, the Earth is 10,000 years old. Since light travels in light years, we would only be able to see stars that are less than 10,000 light years away. The [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andromeda_Galaxy Great Andromeda Galaxy] is 2 million light years away. Other galaxies are even further away. Some scientists have even saw some stars about 13 billion light years away from the Earth. If the universe was only 10,000 years old, the light from these objects would not be able to be seen by telescopes.
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===Big Bang Problem===
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Models of the Big Bang show that it happened about 13.7 billion years ago. This is, by far, much older than what creationists say. The evidence about this is all on the Big Bang side.
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==Other Scientific Difficulties==
 
#Radiometric dating show that the Earth and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Formation_and_evolution_of_the_Solar_System solar system] are over 4 billion years old.  Geologists see evidence of many different geological processes taking place over millions of years, hundreds of millions of years and thousands of millions of years.  Is it likely that so many respected scientists are wrong and a few theologians are right?  
 
#Radiometric dating show that the Earth and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Formation_and_evolution_of_the_Solar_System solar system] are over 4 billion years old.  Geologists see evidence of many different geological processes taking place over millions of years, hundreds of millions of years and thousands of millions of years.  Is it likely that so many respected scientists are wrong and a few theologians are right?  
 
#Fossil remains and artifacts in the Americas show that humanity migrated to the Americas thousands of years before Young-Earth creationists believe when the Earth was created. Does the biblical textual evidence outweigh physical evidence?
 
#Fossil remains and artifacts in the Americas show that humanity migrated to the Americas thousands of years before Young-Earth creationists believe when the Earth was created. Does the biblical textual evidence outweigh physical evidence?

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Young-Earth creationists (YECs) believe that God created the Earth and all life on it in six 24-hour days, exactly as described in Genesis, and that the universe (and by extension the Earth) is less than 10,000 years old.

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Scientific difficulties with Young Earth Creationism

Speed of Light

One problem with Young Earth Creationism is with light. Supposedly, the Earth is 10,000 years old. Since light travels in light years, we would only be able to see stars that are less than 10,000 light years away. The Great Andromeda Galaxy is 2 million light years away. Other galaxies are even further away. Some scientists have even saw some stars about 13 billion light years away from the Earth. If the universe was only 10,000 years old, the light from these objects would not be able to be seen by telescopes.

Big Bang Problem

Models of the Big Bang show that it happened about 13.7 billion years ago. This is, by far, much older than what creationists say. The evidence about this is all on the Big Bang side.

Other Scientific Difficulties

  1. Radiometric dating show that the Earth and solar system are over 4 billion years old. Geologists see evidence of many different geological processes taking place over millions of years, hundreds of millions of years and thousands of millions of years. Is it likely that so many respected scientists are wrong and a few theologians are right?
  2. Fossil remains and artifacts in the Americas show that humanity migrated to the Americas thousands of years before Young-Earth creationists believe when the Earth was created. Does the biblical textual evidence outweigh physical evidence?
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