Moreover, these dating methods are not mutually exclusive: where their range, accuracy, and applicability overlap, the dates they produce agree with each other.(For example, all dating methods for the age of the Earth agree on a 4.4-4.6 billion year-old world.) This is important especially because YECs regularly claim that radiometric dating is unreliable — yet radiometric dating is unnecessary to prove an old universe.These limits usually take the form: "Because we observe [X], which occurs at rate [Y], the universe must be at least [Z] years old".
Indeed, it is possible that these rates changed — but under uniformitarianism, which is necessary for science to function, we must assume that rates did not change unless there is evidence for this change.
Other creationists appeal to the Omphalos hypothesis and argue that God (deceptively) created the world to appear old.
What follows is 33 independent reasons not to believe in creationism: Evidence for a minimum age of 10 thousand years.
The evidence against a recent creation is overwhelming.
There is perhaps no greater attack on science than Young Earth creationism (YEC).
This article collects evidences that place a lower limit on the age of the Universe beyond the 6,000 to 10,000 years asserted by most Young Earth creationists (YECs) and the literalist Ussher chronology.All of this evidence supports deep time: the idea, considered credible by scientists since the early 1800s, that the Earth (and the Universe) is millions or billions of years old.Modern science accepts that the Earth is about 4.54 billion years old These ages weren't just made up — or, worse, accepted to "give evolution enough time".Each was concluded from a range of experiments and observations made across multiple disciplines of science, including astronomy, geology, biology, palaeontology, chemistry, geomorphology and physics.For YEC to be true, each of these fields would have to be incorrect about almost everything.Each age has been revised based on new evidence (sometimes larger, sometimes smaller), but never to the orders of magnitude required by YEC.