Poor Hugh Ross (of Reasons to Believe), bless his soul, he’s trying so hard to make the Genesis account comport with mainstream science that he’s made a shambles of both, saying that all the species of animals, fully formed, appeared on the earth through hundreds of millions of years (the days of creation according to Ross).
However, since Charles Darwin’s term species is a meaningless word, because members of differing species can interbreed (such as camels with llamas), his argument that all the biblical kinds of animals could not have fit on Noah’s Ark rings hollow, as only about 15,000 kinds of animals, known as syngameons of animals in modern scientific parlance, need have been on Noah’s Ark, thus blowing Ross’s point right-out-of-the-water, indicating that Ross is willfully ignorant on this issue, and so, Christians should view his work with jaundiced eyes for this reason alone.
But John Ankerberg, host of The John Ankerberg Show, regularly hosts Ross and his accolytes, declaring that the book of Genesis says that the earth and universe are billions of years old, that Noah’s Flood was just some regional valley flooding (which would be news to any and all twelve-year-olds who’d just read it), and that the great distance of the stars requires that they be billions of years old for enough time for the light from them to get to us, which is clearly false, when you consider that an honest appraisal of the Big Bang Theory necessitates that gravitational time dilation was ongoing in the earliest phases of it (see chapter 17 of the free ebook download of my first book Old Earth? Why Not!).
So it should be obvious to everyone that Hugh Ross and John Ankerberg have an agenda, which apparently is to make nice, schmoozing with the mainstream scientific community, to ostensibly cause Christianity and the Holy Bible to be more believable and palatable to those “just-the-facts” scientific types, who have swallowed the darwinian-biology/uniformitarian-geology thing, hook, line, and sinker.
Ankerberg and Ross need a reality check, to clear-up their thinking about the history recorded in Genesis; they claim that young earth creationists bring academic disrepute to the cause of Christ, when in reality, Jesus himself spoke of the literal Noah’s Flood, and never once hinted that what is written in the book of Genesis is not truth, so Ankerberg, Ross, and the thousands of other old earth creationists, who painfully try to comport the Bible with mainstream scientific dogma, are the ones bringing disrepute to the cause of Christ, in saying what is written in Genesis does not really mean what it however clearly says.
And lest you deny that intelligent design is obviously manifested in the creation, which would rank you a liar in God’s eyes (I forget the chapter and verse), then please be certain to read informative article #2 at http://IceAgeCivilizations.com, to know how the ancients accurately measured and mapped the earth by its wobble rate.