The “appearance of age” problem
The blogger at Servant’s Thoughts has provided some interesting food for thought on the young earth/old earth debate within the Christian realm.
Many “young earthers” state that God created the earth with an appearance of being older than it really is. Servant points out:
If God would create the appearance of age in an earth 6,000 – 10,000 years old, how can we be certain this earth did not come into being only 100 years ago with the appearance of a much older earth – with developed ecosystems, geological foundations, developed human society and an ‘implanted’ biblical record?
You can read the rest of the implications Servant points out about this line of thinking here.