I am reading opposing views just for fun. I am reading a book by Roger Olson refuting Calvinism and defending Arminianism called "Against Calvinism." I am reading a book arguing for Preterism, and I am reading a book with a defense of the Old Earth view of creation. I am having a hard time understanding the old earth view and the author seems to be arguing allot from theory rather than hardcore biblical exegesis, like how MacArthur writes his "The Battle for the beginning book." But anyways one good argument (I think) that the author made is the gap between Genesis 1 and 2 and he believes what scientists are discovering these days is the old earth, while the new earth is some 6,000 years old. I believe this view is called the Gap Theory but its been a season since I have been in school so I cannot remember. Anyone? Does the Old Earth view have any merit? So far in the book the way the author has been arguing I have not been persuaded, and his evidence from science seems small compared to what has been produced by Answers in Genesis, Creation.com, and other ministries.