So why does science believe the earth to be so old? One of the many (stupid) reasons has to do with some sort of dating method used to figure out how old rocks are. This may get complicated for a moment, so just bear with me; scientists takes chunks of rock and put them in a machine that makes all sorts of funny noises then spits out a piece of paper with an arbitrary number on it. That number is written on a ping-pong ball and placed in a bath tub full of water along with hundreds of other balls, each with its own number. The lead scientist then puts on a blindfold and slams his face into the water, attempting to grab a ball with his mouth; whichever number he comes up with is the age of the earth. At the moment that age is 4.54 billion years, but who knows, tomorrow it could be three weeks old.
Lets just contrast this nonsense with what the bible says. According to scripture, which is inspired by God, the earth is about six thousand years old, and God is never wrong, therefor if God said it, its true. Slam Dunk.
Next, science points to fossil 'evidence' and the geologic column as determining factors in the earths age. Basically, this is how it works: earths many rock layers contain billions of fossils. Certain fossils are unique to certain layers of rock. Using a highly specialized process known as "eeny, meeny, miny, moe", certain fossils are chosen to be what are called "index fossils". The layer of rock in which the index fossil sits, is dated by examining what stage of evolutionary history it's in. That age is then transferred to the rock layer the index fossil was found in. Then, any time a new fossil is found they look at the age of the rock layer it was located to determine its age. So, they determine the age of the rock by the fossil it contains, and the age of the fossil by the rock it was found in. Holy circular reasoning, Batman.
If these ridicules discrepancies are obvious to someone like me, who has trouble remembering not to shower with my clothes on, how is it that an educated individual who has been studying the topic their whole life, would not see such glairing holes in the theory? The simple answer is that they do, but if they admit to this they run the risk of loosing a very lucrative job, and having to sell their yacht to their neighbour, and their children to a Taiwanese factory that makes Nikes.
So what have we learned from all this? Most likely the answer is nothing, but if I had to choose what it is I would like people to take away from this blog, it's that the idea of Batman vs. Superman is silly because Batman, under all that armor is still a human like you and I, while Superman is nearly god like in his power, and could simply pick Batman up by his big toe and launch him into space.