Biblical versus Evolutional Age of the Earth and the Universe.
The decisive proof that the biblical age of Creation is wrong, lies in the measured speed of light, in conjunction with the distances of galactic objects from us and in consequence, that our galaxy could not exist as we observe it.
According to the Bible, for God 1 day equals 1000 years and as He created Earth and "the Heavens" (the Universe) in 6 days, it all happened around 6000 years ago. Many fundamentalist Christians of the 21st century, still believe this to be true, as a scientific fact. Somehow they manage to argue that the Bible is in agreement with modern science, apart from certain "misconceptions", such as Evolution and other "atheist" beliefs.
During the past 80 years of science, the size of the Universe has grown tremendously. It wasn't until Hubble in the years 1924 - 1929 discovered the distant galaxies and the expanding Universe, that our galaxy, the Milky Way was considered to comprise the whole of the Universe. A great shock for A. Einstein, who had around 10 years earlier published his theory on General Relativity and on Hubble's observations became forced to remove the Cosmological Constant from it, which he called the greatest error in his scientific life, and to adapt the Principle of Mach instead.
Nevertheless, also our galaxy is not precisely small. It measures around 100,000 light-years in diameter, which is the distance light travels during 100,000 years at a speed of 300,000 km/second. Naturally, if our galaxy is only 6000 years old, it cannot have that size, unless the speed of light is at least 100/6 times higher than measured. Of course, Hubble was wrong then also, measuring other galaxies to exist on incredible distances of billions of light-years away from us. The speed of light would have to be close to infinite, to make it possible for us to observe those galaxies within 6000 years after their creation.
However, the speed of light is an indisputable fact, at the latest since we exchange radio signals with probes in deep space, which takes the time it does and in compliance with the speed of those signals being 300,000 km/second. Hence, according to the Bible the size of the observable Universe cannot be more than 6000 light-years in radius around us and we are thus in the exact center of it. Moreover, the scientific methods of measuring galactic distances must be wrong and thus the distant galaxies must be whatever objects within our Milky Way and the latter cannot possibly be 100,000 light-years in diameter and we observing it. Well, if we are willing to go this far, we might as well believe that the Sun orbits around the Earth, which btw also follows from the Bible.
During the battle of Jericho, God stopped the motion of the Sun in the sky, to make daylight last long enough for the Jews to win that battle. In consequence, the Sun moved around the Earth, whether it is flat or not and still ought to do so. This argument has long been used by the Church of Rome, against "heretics" like Galilee, Copernicus and Keppler. Naturally, one could claim that God instead stopped the rotation of the Earth, just that it doesn't say so in the Bible, nor any statement there opposing the idea that the Earth is flat, another Christian "truth" for more than 15 centuries, which caused the greatest problems for Columbus, to get his expedition together. The other day I read an article in which it was claimed that Christianity promoted modem science - LOL.
Anyway, once you start to "tamper" with biblical statements, you can't take one part by its word and not another part, just as it pleases one. It is not atheism to reject the Bible as a historical and scientific document. As my catholic mother at the time told me, in respect to Creation: "The Bible does not tell us how God did it, but that He did it".
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The author is an agnostic thermodynamicist engineer He is webmaster for http://www.zoroastrianism.cc/ , which is about an alternative God-Creator, who is co-existent with Evolution and was firstly realized by the prophet Zarathushtra, more than 1000 years before the Bible came into existence.