We compare the theory of evolution with the Bible s creation account in easy-to-understand terms, using evidence from the fields of paleontology, geology, biology, and astronomy. We provide links and a bibliography for those who want to study both sides of the issue. We fully explain all the scientific terms on this page. Note: This page is long. It may be easier to read if you print it out on paper. Print one test page first, as some browser/printer combinations make this text very light. How did humans (and everything else) come into existence?
Unreliability of Radiometric Dating and Old Age of the Earth
The only explanation you will find in public school and university textbooks is the theory of evolution. Yet, no scientific, provable evidence supporting the theory of evolution has emerged since Charles Darwin popularized it in 6859. If there is no support for the theory of evolution, why is no alternative taught? We can only think of two reasons: We can not help the first condition.
This page does contain all the necessary information needed for everyone else. As we wrote in our Science and the Bible section, the Bible is not a science book, yet it is scientifically accurate. We are not aware of any scientific evidence that contradicts the Bible. We have additional proof in our How Do You Know The Bible Is True? Section and more on this page.
Radiometric Dating The Institute for Creation Research
Since we can prove the Bible is true, it makes sense to find out what the Bible tells us about how life was first created and how we got here. After all, if God is really God, He was there at the time and would know how to tell us what happened. The Bible s account of the beginning of life in Genesis chapters 6 and 7 can be understood by anyone. Note: references on this page, like the one in the paragraph below, are enclosed in brackets [ ].
With most browsers, you can view the reference by clicking on the number. The page will jump you to the reference at the bottom of this page. Use your browser s back button to return to approximately where you started. It is interesting that the formation of the earth proposed by noted astronomer (astrophysicist) Hugh Ross has the exact same order as the creation account given in Genesis chapter 6 . Note:
The preceding list assumes that the universe was the result of a big bang type event (an evolutionary cause). This is not in agreement with the Bible. For example, this list proposes that the appearance of light (item 7) and the appearance of the sun, moon, and stars (item 6) are results of the Earth s atmospheric changes not a result of the literal creation of the sun, moon, stars, or light. So, be aware that lists like the one above do not agree with the Bible s stated cause for these events. We only include this list to illustrate that science agrees with the Bible s order of creation events.
Incidentally, this does not mean that we believe the Bible because we can find some scientific proposals that agree with it. It means that science continues to uphold knowledge recorded in the Bible over three thousand years ago.