Interesting 5-minute theory against Creationism

I have been listening to Richard Dawkins’ audiobooks (The God Delusion and The Greatest Show on Earth) lately, and he brings up an interesting point about Creationism.  He quoted someone – I’m sorry I cannot remember who – making the point that Creationists believe the world is less than 10,000 years old – many believe it is 6,000 – and God made the Earth that looks like it is 4.6 billion years old (geological and radioactive dating, fossils, and even as far as the cosmic microwave background and the age of the universe being approx 14 billion years old or so).  With this timescale in mind, as well as the God’s intention of creating the world in this way, one could argue that the Earth was created 5 minutes ago with all of the traits of an old world.  Additionally,you could have been created 5 minutes ago with artificial memories, relationships, physical traits, scars, illnesses, emotional desires, etc. and you would have no way of knowing it.

Interesting idea to think about…

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