According to Young Earth Creationists (YEC) the cosmos came into being not more than about 10,000 years ago. I must admit that I have tended to regard this view as unnecessary from a biblical point of view, and implausible from a scientific point of view.
But let me just note, without irony or mockery, what kinds of arguments could be used to support it.
1. YEC regards its theory as theologically coherent.
YEC is committed to a high view of Scripture. …