Some people think that Darwin’s Theory of Evolution in 1859 set the stage for the millions-to-billions of years of time necessary for molecules to become men. They would be wrong. The seeds of “deep time” were sown a century earlier as geologists began to question the biblical timeline of 6,000-year history inferred in the biblical record.
We are told that the universe is 13.8 billion years old and the earth trails behind at 4.6 billion years. These are well-known, accepted scientific “facts.” They appear in all our science textbooks and are propagated in all forms of media with few exceptions. Young Earth Creationists (YEC) stand on the foundational Word of God, acknowledging a biblical time frame of several thousand years. These creationists are said to demonstrate the highest form of ignorance in many circles.