“The fossil record pertaining to man is still so sparsely known that those who insist on positive declarations can do nothing more than jump from one hazardous surmise to another and hope that the next dramatic discovery does not make them utter fools … Clearly some refuse to learn from this. As we have seen, there are numerous scientists and popularizers today who have the temerity to tell us that there is ‘no doubt’ how man originated: if only they had the evidence…” (William R Fix, The Bone Pedlars, New York: Macmillan Publishing Company, 1984, p.150)
Everywhere we look, whether on earth or in space, all of the physical evidence around us points to a young universe and young earth that is less that ten thousand years old. Since it has been some time since we delineated the timelines of both worldviews, please find them here as a refresher.
Evolution Theory teaches:
- 18-20 billion years ago, the Big Bang occurred.
- 4.6 billion years ago the earth cooled down and
- 3.4 billion years ago the first living organisms began to “emerge” within the pre-biotic soup which through a series of evolutionary changes over millions of years yielded all the plants and animals we see today including modern man which is considered an animal sharing a common ancestry with earthworms.
Creation, taken directly out of the Bible, teaches:
- About six thousand years ago, or about 4,000 B.C., God created the heavens and the earth.
- 4,400 years ago there was a worldwide flood in the days of Noah.
- 2,000 years ago Christ died for the sins of the world.
One of the reasons that the earth cannot be billions of years old is because, to put it plainly, there aren’t enough people here. Let’s look at how the world’s population acts as a limiting factor to the age of the earth.
The latest official current world population estimate for mid-year 2010, is estimated at 6,852,472,823, or roughly seven billion people. In 1990, just 21 years ago, the earth’s population at that time was just over five billion people.
All the textbooks and population statistics indicate about 1800 there was one billion people in the world.
Well, you don’t have to be clairvoyant to quickly surmise given this trajectory, that your population does not even stretch back seven thousand years let alone the 3.4 billion years your theory requires.
Charting the population growth of the earth demonstrates that our population got started approximately 4,400 years. I bet by eight people.
“… Life cannot have had a random beginning … The trouble is that there are about two thousand enzymes, and the chance of obtaining them all in a random trial is only one part in 10 to the power of 40,000, an outrageously small probability that could not be faced even if the whole universe consisted of organic soup. If one is not prejudiced either by social beliefs or by a scientific training into the conviction that life originated on the Earth, this simple calculation wipes the idea entirely out of court …”
(Fred Hoyle and Chandra Wickramasinghe, Evolution from Space)
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