Creationism and a Young Earth

Young-earth creationists are dissatisfied with most of the results of modern dating methods because these methods produce dates that are inconsistent with a literal reading of the Genesis creation story and Biblical chronology. Therefore they seek out their own methods to document that the earth and universe are only a few thousand years old. Some of their methods attempt to use the requirements of natural clocks, while others are intended to discredit old dates produced by other methods. This section discusses the Biblical basis for a belief in a young earth and several arguments against current scientific clocks.