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In his sermon he implicitly challenged the premise of the Tennessee law, and even more so, the claims about the Bible that lay behind it.
Frost asserted that when the purposes and meanings of the biblical texts that refer to creation are rightly understood, there can be no conflict between what they teach about creation and what science teaches about evolution. Frost's message was received that day, but I believe that more than eighty years later a substantial number of Berea College students would not be persuaded.
The expansion of the universe gives an age for the universe as a whole: 13.7 billion years old.
Astronomers and geologists have determined that the universe and Earth are billions of years old.
Many independent measurements have established that the Earth and the universe are billions of years old.
Geologists have found annual layers in ice that are easily counted to multiple tens of thousands of years, and when combined with radio isotope dating, we find hundreds of thousands of years of ice layers.
Substitute high school biology teacher John Scopes was convicted of violating the Tennessee statute that forbade the teaching of evolution in public schools.
During the trial, popular orator William Jennings Bryan, who was part of the prosecuting team, defended the Bible as giving the truth about the creation of human beings.
They are the Record of the Bible and the Record of Geology which is the record of the Earth’s history.
This conclusion is not based on just one measurement or one calculation, but on many types of evidence.
Here we will describe just two types of evidence for an old Earth and two types of evidence for an old universe; more types can be found under further reading.
Creationist publications from organizations from the(CMI) represent the principle of uniformity (uniformitarianism) as a concept that “evolutionists” need.
The reasoning behind this is that this principle demands that the earth be much older that 6,000 years, and that nobody would “believe” in Darwinian evolution if the earth were to be believed to be so young.