For those of us who are not a part of the scientific community, it is easy to write-off the information presented to us by scientists as mere hearsay or personal opinion. This is especially easy to do when it seems like there is a conflict between what we think the Bible says and what is being presented. That being said, having a few more details regarding how a consensus has been reached about something like the age of the Earth can make us a lot more sympathetic to the findings. It is for that reason that an article like this one from BioLogos is so helpful: it invites the rest of us more deeply into the work performed by the scientific community. Of course, while the article helps us to see how one set of conclusions have been reached, it does offer us only one potential piece of the creation puzzle.
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