If the earth were old, then the Christian view of sin and the need for a Redeemer made no sense.
for James Hutton to come along in 1795 and claim that the earth was not 70,000 years old; it was millions and millions of years old.
Niles Eldredge, Curator, Division of Paleontology, American Museum of Natural History, New York City, since 1969, has written that the fossils cannot be used to date the rocks that they are found in.
One reason for this is that we now know that all animal and plant kinds are found all the way back to the beginning of Cambrian layers.
They all start with five fatal assumptions and Carbon-14 starts with seven false assumptions.
Obviously, if you derive a date using techniques that start with five or seven false assumptions, your determined age will be false. The layers of sedimentary rock that do exist in the ground are not found in the youngest to oldest order that they are shown in secular science textbooks. They determine the age of the rock layers by the fossils that they contain, and then they turn around and determine the ages assigned to the fossils by the ages of the rock layers that they were found in.
It cannot be denied that from a strictly philosophical standpoint geologists are here arguing in a circle.