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The Last Dinosaur Died In 1927: The Fossil Record According To Creationism [Infographic]

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 In the mid-1700s—about a century before the birth of geology and the first scientific attempts to determine Earth's age—an archbishop of the Church of Ireland named James Ussher mapped out the genealogies and chronologies of Biblical characters all the way back to Adam and Eve, and concluded that the world was created in the year 4004 B.C.

The earliest scientific attempts to estimate the age of the Earth exceeded Ussher's number by tens of thousands of years, and the Biblical and scientific accounts have only diverged further since.

So, what happens when you try to reconcile them? We give you (via ilovecharts) the Geologic Time Scale For Creationists:

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Comment by Ed Price
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This article is simply someone playing a game.

The archbishop James Ussher, listed in the article, who determined the age of the earth from the Bible and other sources, probably did not use the most complete Bible method for dating. This method can be found clearly written at

What is extremely interesting about all the evolutionary so-called evidence, is the way it is interpreted by the various scientists, and then how the interpretations are used by people from many different fields.

First, there are multitudes of widely-varying conclusions drawn from the same evidence. Some scientists have come to the conclusion that the earth is billions of years old. Others, using the same evidence, suggest only thousands.

Second, these conclusions are being used in multitudes of nonsensical ways that virtually prove themselves to be false. Some of the conclusions nullify other evolutionary ideas and conclusions.

Third, the Bible is not about attempting to show the age of the earth. The fact that it does, might only be coincidental. The Bible is about eye witnesses explaining the things that happened, things that they witnessed, or that directly happened to them.

Now, what you need to do is to make a choice. Do you want to believe witnesses? Or do you want to believe a mass of inconclusive guesses, that prove that they are only guesses, because of the variety of guesses and the magnitudes of the differences in the guesswork.

It's important that you DO make your choice. What you believe about creation/evolution plays a BIG part in what you believe about politics and freedom. It has an even larger impact on your place of residence in the next life.

When you go back far enough in evolutionary-science interpretations of evidence, you see that everything is based on "IF." "If" this happened in such and such a way, then that must have happened in some other way. But "if" we throw into the mix this additional evidence, then the whole picture changes, and the results are completely different.

The eye witnesses of the Bible are different. If asked, they might tell you in very simple terms WHY things happened the way they did, because they were not trained scientists. But the thing that they WILL tell you with reasonable accuracy, is WHAT happened. They will tell it to you accurately because they were there.



Biblical Age of Earth

by  David V. Bassett, M.S.

Beginning with the archeological landmark event of the fall of Jerusalem (which has now been corrected to 588 B.C., instead of 586-587 B.C.) and counting backwards the prophesied number of years between this event and the division of Solomon's kingdom (390 yrs. + 40 yrs., according to Ezekiel 4:4-7), brings us to 1018 B.C.

From the end of Solomon's 40-year reign to the start of the Temple in the 4th year of his reign takes us back another 37 years to 1055 B.C.

From the start of Solomon's Temple "in the 480th year" (1 Kings 6:1) back to the Exodus from Egypt (hence 479 years previous) brings us to near 1534 B.C.

From the Exodus out of Egypt to Abraham's entering Canaan from Haran was exactly 430 years to the day (Gen 12:10/ Exodus 12:40/ Gal 3:17), thus around 1964 B.C.

Since Abraham entered Canaan at age 75 (Gen 12:4), he was born approximately 2039 B.C.

From Abraham's birth to Noah's grandson (Shem's son), Arpachshad's birth, 2 years after the Flood started, was 290 years (Gen 11:11-26), this places the onset of the Flood at around 2331 B.C. [definitely 4,300-4,400 years ago].

The genealogy of Genesis 5:3-32 precludes any gaps due to its tight chronological structure and gives us 1,656 years between Creation and the Flood, thus bringing Creation Week back to near 3987 B.C. or approximately 4000 B.C.

Therefore, the biblical age of the Earth (using Scripture itself as a guide) is 6,000 years !! Mankind did not evolve 4 million years ago on an Earth which is 4.5 billion years old in a universe which was "big-banged" into existence 18-20 billion years in the distant past. Jesus Christ, the Creator Incarnate, said He made mankind male and female in the beginning (Mark 10:6), and that when the heavens and the earth were commanded into being (Gen 1:1), they "stood up together" (Isa 48:13) not billions of years apart !!

Comment by Jim Fulner
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 I am a creationist, and I am not a crazy idiot who cna't do math. When God created Adam, he didn't create a baby Adam, he created an Adam who was old enough to have a relationship with God and understand and love and care for himself. There is no reason to believe that this Adam did not have a belly button, and maybe even a few scars, just as if he had lived 30 years, and by science standards he probably would have been seen as 30 years old, even though he had only been created a few minutes before. Similarliy, I don't believe that God created a baby earth, instead I believe he created a grown up earth, several billion years old so that it could properly support the man God loved and longed for a relationship with. This very new several billion year old earth, likely contained its own scars that resembedled glacial ice ages, and belly buttons, like dinosaur fossils. This is far easier to believe than that God lied to us, or that Science is wrong. Though, the truth is, when you get to heaven, I highly doubt God is going to ask you how He made the earth.

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