“Science has proved that the earth is 4.5 billion years old.” We have all heard this claim. We are told that scientists use a technique called radiometric dating to measure the age of rocks. We are also told that this method very reliably and consistently yields ages of millions to billions of years, thereby establishing beyond question that the earth is immensely old – a concept known as deep time. Has science therefore disproved the Bible?
Is the Christian faith illogical? Critics allege this of course. But surprisingly, many Christians also say that biblical faith is illogical, contrary to reason, and yet that we should hold to it anyway. Some would say that faith by its very nature is contrary to reason. Others would say that the core principles of the Bible defy logic: principles such as loving your enemies, that Jesus is both God and man, that we should rejoice in being persecuted for Christ’s sake, and so on. How are we to handle such claims?
We have been exploring the misrepresentations and logical fallacies in the evolutionist article entitled “15 Answers to Creationist Nonsense.” Finally, in part 3, the critic mentions some actual scientific evidence. But unfortunately for him, the evidence confirms biblical creation and challenges Darwinian evolution.