Bear with me, as I try to understand the reluctance of some to take God at His word, but believe “SCIENCE” instead when the two don’t gee-haw. 1-What is the absolute base, bedrock, or foundation for determining the age of earth, artifacts, fossils, etc etc? Now I don’t want a long scientific explanation that I can’t grasp, but in simple words, where/what is the proven, unchallenged parameter, upon which the determination of the age of any artifact or fossil, that is beyond our present ability to observe, is based? Allow me to be a bit ridiculous here; is there anything that is as solid as if ( please note “AS IF”, not to be taken literal) you found a bronze war-ax that was stamped “MFG IN MESOPOTAMIA IN 3008 BC”? This is not debatable (excluding a forgery) so this is a fact that you could date similar objects to, or date those found in the same area/level of the discovery 2- Suppose an archeologist unearthed some human bones that happened to be the remains of Seth. What would forensics claim as the age of this man when he died? Note his age according to God’s word: Gen 5:8 And all the days of Seth were nine hundred and twelve years: and he died. I submit that modern science would claim his age at death would be 80 min, to 100 max. Yet, if you trust God’s word, the “scientific estimate would be off more than 800 years. WHY?? Simply because this age is no longer realistic for any human, so the results are adjusted to what is reality TODAY! They would judge the remains by today’s faster aging standard to determine the “age at death”. Quite similar to forensics dating a murder victim as: Male, 25-30 YO, etc. The point I’m trying to find, is what is the foundation that the Old Earth/Evolutionists are using to justify their beliefs? The foundation, please, not an essay on processes etc. Now before you challenge, I do not have any foundation to believe YOUNG EARTH/CREATION other than the word of God; in other words since there are two contrasting interpretations of existing evidence, I CHOOSE to believe God over SCIENCE. So please, don’t start the old complaint that I can’t prove my beliefs either. I’m admitting this up front. The difference is that I admit I’m going on faith; you tell me what you are using that IS NOT FAITH, but concrete facts! If I did not know the Scripture, then I would have no problem accepting the scientific explanation, BUT I DO KNOW what God said, so I look at this whole subject in a different light than the unknowing or the unbeliever.