The Bible, or modern science, whom to trust first?
I have learned that the one that made the world, has also the capacity to communicate to us how he did it. So I give God's word MORE value and credence than to what man says. Until about a hundred years ago, the scientific claim was, that the earth is 100 Mio years old. Now, we are at 4,7bio. It was also claimed that the universe is eternal. Now we know better. While this, God's word has not changed. And the more science has progressed, the more it had to admit that the Bible was right. The universe had a beginning. Noah's ark was with high probability found - the worldwide flood confirmed.
Even today science claims that dinosaurs are hundreds of million years old. Soft tissue confirms thousands of years. Fits perfectly the biblical timeline. Science said the Biblical timeline was false. Nathan Hoffman has shown in his wonderful video, how it is correct. Science has claimed that many figures mentioned in the Old Testament never existed. Today we have found evidence for the Exodus, King David, the reigns mentioned in the Old Testament, the places mentioned in the gospels.
Christ upholds the universe by the word of his power ( Heb 1:3). Spacetime is not fundamental but emergent from entangled quantum information - God's mind. All that exists is sustained by God's word - information. Today we know that all universe is permeated by information. The laws of physics work upon precise rules of mathematics - information. The universe and biochemistry work based on finely-tuned parameters - information. Life is permeated by genetic and epigenetic information.
All energy cycles are irreducibly complex and interdependent - which demonstrates, a stepwise evolutionary development of those is not possible. It is an all or nothing business. Without cyanobacteria, there would be no ammonia production, essential for the basic building blocks of life, DNA, and amino acids. And there would be no oxygenic photosynthesis - essential for all advanced lifeforms.
If the days in Genesis one were ages ( or long periods of time ), there would be no production of the building blocks of cells to make plants and trees on day three, since Cyanobacteria were created on day six. For ages, there would be no production of life-essential amino acids, nor DNA, which depends on Cyanobacteria, and nitrogenase, a marvel of molecular engineering, and the nitrogen energy cycle. It had to kick-start all together, all at once.
Without Viruses, there would be no ecological balance of bacterias - and no life. Without bacteria, there would be no energy cycles. Without energy cycles, there would be no higher life-forms.
Ecology works like a pulsating vivid interdependent complex system together. The atmosphere, the plant world, microorganisms, and animals.
That is a clear SMACK-DOWN to the day-age hypothesis, sorry OEC guys... but science confirms God's word. He created it all in six literal days, of a normal 24h timespan - that's where I think, the evidence points to - show me better if you can.
So, thank you very much. I am intellectually satisfied by not putting science and the Bible equal. I put God's word first because God NEVER lies. And he knows how to care about his word and to preserve its truth through the ages.
True faith does not doubt God's truthfulness and his word. Do you? Then let scientists struggle. Once they align with the biblical narrative, they will have it right.