I don't dwell alot on the first week of creation. God says how it is, and I think if God had meant for there to be more detail, there would be. I also think God gives us science as a tool to use in his name. With that said, I always subscribed to the idea that when God created the earth, he created an "aged" earth. he created it to appear already old. My line of thinking on that was, essentially that's how he created Adam. Adam wasn't created as a baby, Adam was created as a man. But someone in the other thread mentioned "couldn't be a species before Adam and Eve, because death" wasn't around. Now...with that said, I don't believe in any theory that would put a humanoid life form on our planet before adam and eve. But...with God being all knowing, and even with Death not being around until the actions that caused the fall... If God had created an "aged earth"...would there be an issue with fossils being part of that aged earth, since God already knew what decisions Adam and Eve would make?