Ded, thank you for the website. I am not sure though if it is credible, because it's only in beginner's html and as far as I am aware of the world of scientists, evolution is pretty much proven - even the Vatican says so and they are not known for compromising on their traditions easily.
The thing is, I am not a scientist. I mean, I have a high school diploma and 2 years university in philosophy, german and history, but I'm really not qualified to speak authoratively on physics and chemistry and biology. But if a Young Earth creation were as easy to see, then I think people would admit it, I know myself and other people before they came to Christ, and while we didn't believe in God, we really accepted the truth if it made logical sense. From what I know, it makes more sense to believe in an Old Earth than to believe in a Young Earth. Just as an example, we have geological strata under our ground, layers upon layers of different earth and rock and so on, and science wouldn't be able to explain how they came about via a Young Earth Creation Hypothesis. Whereas, if we assume an old Earth, this fits very well, along with dinosaur skeletons, lucy and other early human skeletons, the Neanderthals and pretty much everything else. I mean, just look at the mountains, the only explanation for them is the movement of plate tectonics, like the Alps in Europe. And that to occur takes millions, no billions of years. And the stars and everything, how could their light be here if they were not as old as modern science says?
Granted, God has the wonder card up his sleeve, but I rather trust in Occam's Razor, and for myself I have found explanations for what these biblical writings meant when they spoke about Paradise, Noah's Flood, etc. I am not saying the bible isn't true, just that it speaks the language of stories. I think of it like this, God didn't give us a chronicle like a modern person would write it, he gave us myths and legends, and their truth is in allegory and double or even triple meaning and so on. And that's why how the bible still speaks to us, it doesn't turn us into ancients, the Holy Spirit shows us what is of eternal truth in the book and what is only of temporal truth. And this doesn't mean that I am calling God a liar it's that I call God a story teller who prefers to speak differently to us than in a plain and literal message, who hides things in scripture and reveals them to us in the Holy Spirit and who makes us reason about them in the church until we have what we need for our day and age.
This really makes the bible an explosive matter, and it doesn't take away from its power and volume and massive content. And we need it frequently. But if we only allow its first glance literal meaning, we may be misled. This is no rejection of the bible, it is using it rightly and wisely.