Age Doesn't Matter

Both Young & Old Earths Are Way Too Young for Darwin's Idea to Survive

Since the time of Darwin and his theory of evolution, the age of the earth has become more important to Bible-believing Christians. Darwin stated that evolution had to proceed as a "slow and gradual process" and so required a long time to produce the diversity of life we see. If, as one way of literally reading the Bible indicates, the earth is only 6,000–10,000 years old, then evolution did not have enough time to produce this vast array of living things and so cannot be true. Since Darwin's theory stipulates that the process of evolution is entirely unguided, not requiring a Creator, and requires extensive time (billions of years?), then a young earth, if demonstrable, would be a strong argument against evolution.


is a (mostly) retired metallurgist. He received a BS in math and physics, before moving into materials science, then finishing with a Ph.D. in metallurgy. He is now spending some free time in exploring some of life’s generally accepted, but poorly supported ideas. For topics in biology, it helps a lot to have a wife who knows biology.

earned a BS in math and chemistry. She worked in the field of molecular biology at the University of Colorado for 15 years, carrying out research in genetics, where she learned a lot about biological systems. After her children were grown, she went on to earn a Ph.D. in biostatistics, thus combining her love for both math and biology. Her interest is in quantitatively modeling biological systems.

This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #48, Spring 2019 Copyright © 2024 Salvo |


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