Third, creationists ignore the evidence and deny that [X] exists altogether or assert that belief in a Young Earth is based on faith, not science. These ages weren't just made up — or, worse, accepted to "give evolution enough time".Each was concluded from a range of experiments and observations made across multiple disciplines of science, including astronomy, geology, biology, palaeontology, chemistry, geomorphology and physics.For YEC to be true, each of these fields would have to be incorrect about almost everything.Some of these reported ages have indeed been revised based on new evidence (sometimes larger, sometimes smaller), but never to the orders of magnitude required by YEC.Meyer • Teach the controversy • Texas Board of Education • Text of The Wedge Strategy • Text of the Santorum Amendment • Wedge Strategy • Wedgie strategy • What is intelligent design?• 12 Arguments Evolutionists Should Avoid • Affirmations and Denials Essential to a Consistent Christian (Biblical) Worldview • Andrew Snelling • Answers Research Journal • Answers in Genesis • Answers in Genesis-Creation Ministries International's Statement of Faith • Answers in Genesis Dawkins interview controversy • Ark Encounter • Atheists Outline Their Global Religious Agenda • Bodie Hodge • Creation Ministries International • Creation Museum • Hanzi of Genesis • Jason Lisle • Ken Ham • Lists of creationist scientists • Answers Research Journal • Answers Research Journal volume 1 • Answers Research Journal volume 10 • Answers Research Journal volume 11 • Answers Research Journal volume 2 • Answers Research Journal volume 3 • Answers Research Journal volume 4 • Answers Research Journal volume 5 • Answers Research Journal volume 6 • Answers Research Journal volume 7 • Answers Research Journal volume 8 • Answers Research Journal volume 9 • Alpha-Omega Institute • Andrew Snelling • Brian Thomas • Danny Faulkner • David A. Morris • Institute for Creation Research • Jason Lisle • Jeffrey Tomkins • Jerry Bergman • John D.
This is, however, still over 4,000 years older than the creationist figure for the age of the Earth.Y-chromosomal Adam was a real person, but is named after Adam from Book of Genesis in the Old Testament of the Bible.In the mythology of the Abrahamic religions, Y-chromosomal Adam would actually be Noah; in reality, scientists don't know who Y-chromosomal Adam actually was (and the odds are good that he wasn't the named Adam or Noah).Second, creationists appeal to the Omphalos hypothesis and argue that God deceptively created the world to appear old.
This is an unfalsifiable hypothesis, and is unscientific.
This article collects evidences that place a lower limit on the age of the Universe beyond the 6,000 to 10,000 years asserted by most Young Earth creationists (YECs) and the literalist Ussher chronology.