A Call for Scientific Evidence for Young Earth Creationism

In our current series on science and religion I am planning an upcoming post discussing some of the young earth creationist scientific arguments for an young earth. Rather than just picking a couple by random, I am hoping to involve the readers and solicit some. I won’t be responding to these for some time (probably at least 1 month), but this will give you time to find your choice of arguments. I also cannot claim to be a expert in all areas of science, so I may have some prejudice towards things astronomical (or possibly geological). Please submit detailed arguments as opposed to vague remembrances of something you heard once. The ideal submission would include a link to a detailed online scientific article. Finally, I will respond to some percentage of these, but what that percentage is will depend on how many responses I get.

Addendum:  Given the incoming comments, a clarification is in order.  In my attempt to be evenhanded, apparently I came across as endorsing a young earth view.  This is not the case.  For a disclosure of my views on the subject see my recent post A Creation Story.

-Matt, the elder brother


4 Responses to A Call for Scientific Evidence for Young Earth Creationism

  1. JRM says:

    Hre’s a link to the accuracy of radiometric dating from a Christian perspective by a member of ASA, the American Scientific Association, a fellowship of Christian Scientists.


    The organization is here:


  2. BobC says:

    “In our current series on science and religion I am planning an upcoming post discussing some of the young earth creationist scientific arguments for an young earth.”

    You have a problem. There is no scientific evidence for a young earth. All the evidence, and there’s tons of it, shows the earth is more than four billion years old.

  3. cdavidparsons says:

    I am planning an upcoming post discussing some of the young earth creationist scientific arguments for an young earth.



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  4. Matt says:

    BobC, I believe you have misunderstood me. I am well aware of the evidence for an old earth. If you want to see what I personally think about the young earth/old earth debate see my earlier post.


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