Creation vs. Evolution – How Long Have Humans Been On The Earth?

Humans On Earth: 6,000 Years? Or Millions?


Evolutionists can’t get their numbers straight. I’ve heard estimates in the tens of thousands of years to millions of years when it comes to Science’s estimation of how long the human species has been walking the Earth. Most Bible-believing Christians have determined, based on figuring out all of the “begets” and so forth in the Bible, that mankind has been on this planet for about six thousand years.

The estimation is about 2,000 years from Adam to Abraham. 2,000 years from Abraham to Jesus Christ. And about 2,000 years since Christ to our present day.

In an article passed to me by e-mail, an article that was originally published in a Christian publication over twenty years ago, a theological scholar came to a conclusion using population trends to figure it out.

According to the article:

Statistically, a couple must have 2.1 children to keep a population at the same level.

In practice, this means a minimum of three children per family.

Let us suppose for a moment that the Biblical account of the Genesis Flood in which just eight people survived is true.

Let us further suppose that each family from this point in history had 2.4 children on average. This very modest number will take into account all the deaths through infant mortality, plagues and war.

How long would it take to reach today’s world population?

Surprisingly, the answer is just less than five thousand years. This figure fits nicely into known historical records.

Now suppose we take the evolutionary view that mankind has been on this planet for two million years and we begin with two people – or eight, it will make little difference – and they also had the statistical 2.4 children per family.

We will finish up with a number so impossibly large that the universe itself would not hold them!

Aware of this problem, the textbooks explain it away by speaking of “population stability throughout this time.”

This is nothing short of an appeal to a miracle!

Frankly, the Biblical account is far more believable.

Anyway, I found this very interesting, and something to chew on.

By the way, if you are interested, my latest articles on three other websites are available as well:

Death of the Watch Dog on Conservative Crusader (which by the way earned main headline when it posted).

Why Some Evangelical Christians Are Supporting Obama on A Newt One.

US, UK, France launch sea exercise for naval blockade on Iran on American Pundit.

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Published in: on July 24, 2008 at 5:19 am  Comments (1)  

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  1. humans have actually been around for about 12,500-16,000 years. There have been human skeletons dating back 10-12k years in California USA. The cradle of civilization with cities such as UR (where abraham came from) Nimrud, and ERIDU all date back 12-15k years.

    Your calculation is close but it doesnt account for drastic losses in population such as the bubonic plague which was said to kill a 1/3 of the population.

    good article.


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