I must admit that I know very little about this debate, since it wasn't until I came here that I realized people are still arguing about this stuff. Consequently, I have a very general question: Are there scientits who - without any theological predisposition to do so - believe that the Earth is only a few thousand years old? Joshua P.S. A neighbor recently asked me which of the theories for refuting evolution we were taught in seminary. I looked at her with a very confused expression on my fact for a minute, then explained to her that no one I knew in seminary believed in a young earth and a literal interpretation of Genesis 1-11. It was her turn to look confused (she attends a very conservative church).