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Someone posted in a thread i couldn't get in when logged in, post about God created the universe in 6 days or 6k days?. But i mean, why the heck would atheists simply use that in a counter argument.? what more if you know that earth was created 2 days ago.. would you guys use that argument too.?

that totally nonsense like how he said universe started 13.8 billion years ago, and our solar system begins 4.6 billion years ago (like how do you even measure our solar system, when earth is the only place we've been)... but does all that even matter because both could easily be scaled down to the ratio of 3:1 ...

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The age of the solar system

The age of the solar system mostly comes from radiometric dating of rocks found on the Earth, the Moon, and the rocks that land on the Earth (meteorites).

The age of the universe comes mostly from measuring the Hubble "constant" (the expansion rate) and then plugging it into the FLRW equation.

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Hi Remy,

Hi Remy,

Are you are referring to my post from Friday June 5th?

“No, no, no! God created everything in 4004 BC. However, in his infinite power and wisdom, he made it seem as if the universe started with the Big Bang 13.8 billion years ago, seem as if the Solar System was formed 4.6 bya and seem that life on Earth evolved the way it did. See, easy ;-)”

An explanation:

From a literal reading of the King James Bible, Archbishop James Ussher concluded that the creation of the universe and the world, according to the book of Genesis, took place in 4004 BC. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ussher_chronology

The best current scientific estimates are that the Universe and the World are significantly older than that at 13.8 and 4.6 billion years of age, respectively

This disparity between science and the Bible is the cause of some illogical explanations from Creationists.

My attempt at humor was that the issue could be resolved if God had indeed created the world in 4004 BC, but had made it seem as if it the universe and the world were much older – which an infinitely powerful God could do.

To let you know that this comment was not serious, I added “See, easy ;-)” at the end.

However, I once did actually hear that argument proposed in all seriousness when my religious in laws were discussing this very issue. At that moment I left the room and went for a walk.

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