That's been my argument all along here, not a single credentialed scientist has made the claim that the earth is 6000 years old and that evolution is bunk. For every claim that evolution is wrong, there are a thousand corrections for their error. faulty YEC translation/interpretation
If you take away the faulty YEC translation/interpretation of the Hebrew word "yom" in the Genesis account of creation, there is absolutely no data whatsoever to suggest the universe is only 6000 years old.
And similarly, if you take away the faulty YEC translation/interpretation of the Hebrew word "ehrets" in the Genesis account of the flood of Noah there is no data to suggest a global flood.
And if these areas have had a faulty translation/interpretation , what other areas of the Bible have?
The written word is only as good as the comprehension of those who read it. Said understanding is surly debatable because NO two people read the same thing and understand the same way as others. That has certainly been demonstrated time and again right here on GC.
I have long maintained that the Holy Bible, while the inerrant word of God, is incomplete. Certain proofs of this are by the fact that the Roman Catholic Church has 7 more books in the New Testament and additional verses in a couple o f Old Testament books that the Protestants leave out
And the Greek Orthodox has 4 more beyond the Roman Catholic.
A comparason chart is here. http://www.bible.ca/b-canon-orthodox-catholic-christian-bible-books.htm
Now, for those Protestant purists on here... and I am one of you.... there are reasons the Protestant bible is shorter. But, that is not the reason for this reply, and only as an example of why I feel the Holy Bible, in and of itself is incomplete. Though not necessarily wrong at all.
I firmly believe that Genesis indicates that the earth likely is/can be far older then 6 or 7 thousand years.
As to the evolution of man from monkeys, NO. I would need to write a book to explain why that is surly unlikely based on the fact that first... there is not enough time in history past for the Darwinian ideas of evolution to have taken place, and second.. as we have commonly understood, save for a scant number of organisms, it takes a separate male and separate female to reproduce. New and newer species would have died out before a mate-able couple who have been produced, and if one was.... for every living thing in the bird, fish, and animal kingdom.... not enough time.
So... Billions of years is not long enough.... HOWEVER... I do believe that God very well could have been up there with his heavenly erector set,
Linclon logs, and play dough creating whatever and whom ever he wished.... or maybe with His heavenly chemistry set started the big bang expansion of things and that well could have been a heck of a long time... perhaps billions... or even trillions of years ago. Though the bible tells us God spoke things into existence....
IDK, I was not there and do have only the bible for guidance on that.
As to modern man.... I see that as being within the past 6,000 or 7,000 years. Beginning with Adam. (Not at all a contradiction of my above statement.)
But what difference does it make if the Bible is incomplete, or tanslated/interpreted wrong?
We are mortal people with souls and are looking forward to an eternal home with Jesus.
The Holy Bible is a basic handbook of how we should live to achieve that....
There is nothing in the Bible that alters the way we are supposed to live and what we are supposed to do.