There is evidence that the earth is old, and it does not disagree with scripture. We are told of what was here "in the beginning" but we are not told when this beginning was. We are told that there was something here "in the beginning", that what was here was, in the Hebrew language was owr. That word means the opposite of good. In Hebrew it was choshak. That means it was the opposite of what is good.
Time is something very real. When Eve changed our world from what it was in the garden of Eden, it changed our world so time is part of our dimension. It is not part of the dimension of God for God is eternal or without time. Time brings on death, for even our clocks can be checked for accuracy using atomic time.
Trofimus, i'm fully aware of these scientific arguments but taking them to be absolute truth is detrimental.
The concept of time in science is not true and therefore all their arguments is baseless. IMO, the entire physical science crumbles because their idea of time is wrong.
Time is not a thing or a substance that started with the big bang. Time is a measure and a measure is what the mind perceives through experience in relation to what is agreed as the standard. No one can claim that liters and kilograms started with the big bang because they are nothing more that measurements. Measurements don't exist outside a conscious mind.
Precisely, time is a rate created in the mind by observation
of an object in constant movement
. Meaning that without the eye to make that observation, you will not experience time. The reason God made the sun so huge and so visible and so high, so that observers on earth will experience passage of time when they see its constant movement with regards to earth.
1. A blind man does not experience time and so is a dead man
2. A man in dark room will not experience time
3. A man in a rotating room will not experience time not unless there's a stationery object so that the mind through observation can create a rate of how many times the man comes across the object.
The biblical concept of time is truth. God did not create time because itself in nothing, but He created conditions necessary for man to experience passage of time. And He said ".. the stars and the moon and the sun are for times and seasons..".
The earth was formless, so man could not experience time- God gave it a form (globe) and made it rotate constantly so that man could experience time by observing the sun (very visible from the sky).
So time - second/minute/hour/day/week/month/year is in relation to earths movement against the sun. The earth is the one and only clock that all these other clocks are set, it is the standard for time. Let nobody cheat you that atomic clock is any different or accurate, the duration called a minute or a second is already in relation to earth's movement.
Both scientific and philosophical definitions of time fail:
1. Science- Time is what a clock measures
2. Philosophy- Time is passage of events
Both right but not complete. In a dark room, the heart will beat (passage of event) but you wont experience time because you won't observe.