Based age of earth on biblical genealogy
Declared earth was created at 9 am, October 26, 4004 B.C.
Earth is 6016 years old
Earth must be much older than 6000 years
Vast amounts of time must have elapsed to result in the earth's surface as we see it today
1785; the theory of the earth
Earth was created almost instananeously and any c hange since that time occurred in catastrorphic events, usually floods
"The present is the key to the past"
Geologic change occurs in impereptibly small and slow steps over vast amounts of time