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Old Earth Creationism is quackery

Pat Robertson is a quack.
Pat Robertson is a quack.

Did God (Yahweh, Jehovah or Jesus) light the fuse of the Big Bang? Pat Robertson, and other quacks, have tried to fit Genesis chapter 1 into modern cosmology and Old Earth Creationism. Each of the six days of Creation could probably have been eras (billions of years). But let’s take a closer look at what Genesis 1 actually says. Indeed, from the beginning there are major problems for Old Earth Creationists. Genesis 1:1-2 states that the Earth and water (hydrogen and oxygen atoms connected) were created before the Sun (and other stars). Modern cosmology says that the Sun and other stars were formed before there was an Earth.

Genesis 1:11 says that grass, herbs, fruit, and trees were created on the third day, before there was a Sun to drive their photosynthetic processes. Without a Sun, the Earth would have been too cold and barren to grow vegetation. God spends several hours creating the Earth, then, at the end of a hard day's work, and almost as an afterthought, he creates 300 sextillion stars. It would have taken God longer to have created 300 sextillion stars than to create one planet (Earth).

Genesis 1:16 is very damning toward science. Genesis 1:16 - “And God made two great lights; the greater light (Sun) to rule the day, and the lesser light (Moon) to rule the night: he made the stars also.” In Genesis 1:16 God finally creates the Sun, the Moon, and the stars. But radiometric dating of Moon rocks shows that the Moon and the Earth are about the same age. The Earth is not billions of years (or four “Genesis days”) older than the Moon. All elements other than hydrogen and helium were created by the deaths of stars, yet the Bible has the Earth, land, water, etc. billions of years before the stars are even created, said Capella.

The cosmology lectures of Stephen Hawking and Neil deGrasse Tyson are more scientific than the cosmology fallacies espoused by Pat Robertson. Ken Ham's Young Earth Creationism is quackery according to real scientists and Old Earth Creationists. Richard Dawkins defeated Wendy Wright in an infornal debate/interview on the creation–evolution controversy topic. The jailbird Kent Hovind is another quack that thinks the Earth is less than seven thousand years old.