I have argued in many threads AGAINST the traditional young earth stance. Every so often I have to pinch myself and remind myself that I really have no animosity or dislike for this position. I do have concerns however when it comes to presenting the gospel to the lost. If we insist that beliefs in a literal Genesis and a young earth are necessary for being a Christian many lost folks may conclude that one cannot be an intelligent Christian. As such I am quite wary of the arguments which insist on "proving" a young earth scientifically (when the PROOF really says otherwise). I think that most people with a strong science background (that is a background in SCIENCES, not apologetics) will immediately see some of the inconsistencies that are not apparent to those who only deal in fundamentalist apologetics. Science (and one can take it or leave) supports an old earth. This is the reason for my stance. Otherwise I DO think that ministries such as Jason Gastrich's site or AiG do help a lot of believers who have simple questions. The net effect is positive. Still I worry about those of inquisitive nature who are in need of the gospel.