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The notion that the world in billions of years old has only been popular for about 200 years. Before that time most scientists understood that Noah's Flood was responsible for laying down the rocks which today are associated with millions of years. Richard Fangrad and Calvin Smith discuss the details.
Main article: From Creation magazine 28(2) Encyclopaedia Britannica: supporting a young earth! https://creation.com/encyclopedia-britannica-supporting-a-young-earth