5. The Evidence for the Theory is Irrefutable ==>
   5.1. Direct Evidence ==>
     5.1.1. Fossil Evidence ==>
       5.1.1.8. Age of Fossils * ==>
         5.1.1.8.1. Age of the Universe ==>
           5.1.1.8.1.1. Astronomy and Cosmology ==>

5.1.1.8.1.1.5. Rebutting Creationist Claims
*(One does not have to understand anything presented on this page.
The point is, there ARE people who DO understand this
AND it is FUNDAMENTAL to their discipline).

THE POINT!

Those who believe that the earth is less than 10,000 years old have to deal with the fact that some galaxies are 13 BILLION light years away. Here are some examples of their contorted, convoluted thinking necessary to get around the FACT that some stars are billions of light years away.

For an interesting example of how creationists tried to use some recent astronomical results to argue for a young universe, see:

How Creationists distort Astronomical Results http://www.talkorigins.org/faqs/supernova/snrfab.html

http://www.talkorigins.org/faqs/supernova/ Supernovae,

Supernova Remnants, and Young Earth Creationism by Dave Moore

(Discusses how some creationists misuse arguments abo target="_blank">ut exploding

stars.)

Changing Speed of Light Analysis

http://homepage.mac.com/cygnusx1

One creationist idea is that the age of the universe could be

a lot less than astronomers think if the speed of light has been

getting a lot slower with time, so that light from distant objects

wouldn't have had to leave them so long ago. This site includes

a technical paper refuting this idea and links to other references

around the Web