Why A Young Earth View Is Harmful
by David J. Stewart | June 2012 | Updated November 2015
“Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.” —Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
I heard actor Matt Damon make a comment about potential U.S. Presidential candidate Sarah Palin in 2008, implying that he would never vote for someone who believes that dinosaurs roamed the earth 4,000 years ago. Can you blame him? I have a problem with that claim myself. Albert Einstein said, “Religion without science is blind.” People don't have much patience when preachers teach that dinosaurs roamed the earth 4,500 years ago. Some theologians like Dr. John R. Rice taught that Noah left the dinosaurs behind and they died in the flood. Others, like Henry Morris III, teach that Noah took baby dinosaurs onto the Ark, and they survived the flood. Biblically, in my humble opinion, dinosaurs never lived with man at all.
The flood occurred at approximately 2,345 B.C. and the Bible dates creation in Genesis at 4,004 BC.