This is something that has been bothering me. Not too long ago i was having a conversation with a guy i know about Christianity. He is a fundamental Christian i guess, and we started talking about evolution etc. At one point the subject of the age of the earth came up. I learned in school that the earth is like 4-5 billion years old. He on the other hand insisted that the earth was 6000 years old. He said that he could give an internet address to a site that proves this. Since neither of us have any expertise in this subject we decided to leave it at that.
I know that there are many people on these forums that believe that the earth is 6000 years old and probably can give me a link to a site that claims that it can prove it. Since i don't have a single clue about the science that is behind measuring the age of the earth, it wouldn't do me much good.
Later i started thinking about the fact that we can artificially make diamonds. As i understand it diamonds are supposed to be really old, like billions of years old, so wouldn't it be completely ridiculous if we could make diamonds yet we were billions of year wrong about their age?
When you start to think like this, where does it end? We know about DNA, nuclear energy, viruses, space etc. yet we would be totally wrong about evolution, The big bang etc?
I mean how do you deal with this? If i would become a believer i would have to rationalize everything thing i just wrote and a ton more to fully believe what the bible says is true.