Here's a challenge to young earth creationists. The Bible doesn't teach that the universe was created only 10,000 years ago. The Bible teaches in Genesis 1:1 that the universe (including sun, moon, stars, planets, earth's core or foundation) was created out of nothing an indefinate period of time ago. Genesis 1:2 describes the condition of the earth's core in this initial creation (see also Job 38). Genesis 1:3ff teaches the recent formation of the earth's biosphere to make it inhabitable for life and man in seven literal days. This is not the gap theory. This is not the day-age theory. This is not evolution of any kind. No life, and therefore no death, existed before the seven days of God's work on the earth. This interpretation is consistent with the Hebrew. This interpretation is consistent with inerrancy. The universe, including the earth's core, may or may not be billions of years old. The age of the universe is undefined in the Bible. The formation of the earth's biosphere is recent and was accomplished by God in seven literal days.