What would have taken years to accomplish by uniformitarian processes took place in seconds. -25)—Fish, birds, and the three categories of land animals were created fully mature, having the appearance of age, and were immediately capable of reproduction on the first day of their existence (v. The Bible therefore allows us to answer the otherwise-unanswerable question: "Which came first, the chicken or the egg? -19)—The sun, moon, and stars were created on the fourth day of the creation week." Evolutionists would take the endless trail back to the first life forms, but the Creationist can say that the chicken was created first, and then laid its eggs. 2:7)—Adam was created as an adult, with an inherent storehouse of knowledge and vocabulary, and was capable of articulate speech and reproduction on the first day of his existence (Gen. Whether Adam gave the appearance of being 20 or 50 years of age is irrelevant—a person walking into Eden five minutes after Adam's creation would have been able to converse intelligently with him and would probably conclude, on uniformitarian assumptions, that Adam had been around for many years. -23)—Likewise, Eve was created fully mature and ready for marriage to Adam immediately (Gen. Individually and collectively they were to have different functions: dividing the day from the night, serving as navigational aids, as chronological indicators, for illuminating the earth, as well as for declaring the glory of God (Psalm 19:1).
In fact, some astronomers feel that it is possible that the entire universe could fit into an area within a 200 light-year radius from the earth!Therefore, there is no guarantee that the actual distances in space are as great as we have been told, and light from the farthest point in the universe could have reached us in only a few hundred years.(2) Light may take a "shortcut" as it travels through space.The Problem Light, traveling at 186,000 miles per second, will travel about 6 trillion miles in one year. There are galaxies that are alleged to be billions of light-years distant from us in space.
This means that the light, which left the galaxies 5 billion years ago, should just now be reaching us.
Short distances of a few hundred thousand miles can be measured by triangulating the simultaneous observations of observatories on opposite sides of the earth, but as the ratio of the unknown to the known distance increases, the baseline angles become greater and greater, so that beyond an altitude-to-baseline ratio of 28.5 to 1, the angle becomes greater than 89º and must be further divided into minutes and seconds of arc.