Age of the Earth - 5 Billion or 7 Thousand Years: ‘Young Earthers’ Versus Evolutionists

Richard L. Amoroso


The true age of the Earth has remained a centuries old controversy contrasted between modern scientific empirical methods and interpretation of ancient theological scripture. Fundamentalist Christians prefer to take Old Testament passages that the Earth’s age since creation is 7,000 years literally. This so-called ‘Young Earthers’ point of view remains difficult for educated or scientifically minded individuals (even those of faith) to unquestioningly accept. In this short article we attempt to shed significant light on this controversy from both Theological and Scientific viewpoints.

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ISSN: 2153-831X