Young Earth Creationism is the belief that the Earth and the rest of the Universe was created in seven days about 6 thousand years ago as stated in the First Chapter of Genesis Young-Earth creationists (YECs) believe that Yahweh 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. Surprisingly some of its proponents appear to be reasonably intelligent. The First Chapter of Genesis is riddled with contradictions and implausible statements as is the rest of the Bible.
Scientific difficulties with Young Earth Creationism
- The 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?
- Cosmologists have found evidence that the Big Bang happened over 13 billion years ago. Is it likely that so many respected scientists are wrong and a few theologians are right?
- Radiocarbon dating and other methods of dating suggest 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 respected scientists are wrong and a few theologians are right?