The following is a summary of the biblical evidence presented on this website regarding the age of the earth.
For more detailed explanations of each topic, please click on the associated link.
The age of the earth has been a topic of debate among Christians over the last two centuries.
Several Christian ministries promote the idea that the earth is less than 10,000 years old, which they say comes from the Bible.
Archeologist Alisha Gauvreau, a Ph D student from the University of Victoria and a scholar with the Hakai Institute, helped uncover the find.
Gauvreau and her team supported by the Hakai Institute and the Heiltsuk Nation found a number of artifacts — including carved wooden tools — at the site.
In November last year, tests revealed the fragments were over 14,000 years old — thousands of years older than the Roman Empire and the Egyptian pyramids.
There are a number of other assumptions implicit in the calculation.
By excavating through meters of soil and peat, the team identified a paleosol — a thin horizontal layer of soil — that contained a hearth-like feature.
Very carefully, they were able to isolate a few tiny charcoal flakes from the hearth with tweezers and send it in for carbon dating.
In reality, the Bible makes no claim as to the age of the earth, although it does establish a minimum age.
This page examines some of the history of the controversy—what the Bible actually says and does not say—and the scientific evidence surrounding the age of the earth.
It's not just an arbitrary thing that anyone's making up ...