Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Billions of People in Thousands of Years?

“How is it possible for the earth’s population to reach 6.5 billion people if the world is only about 6,000 years old and if there were just two humans in the beginning?” Here is what a little bit of simple arithmetic shows us.

Let us start in the beginning with one male and one female. Now let us assume that they marry and have children and that their children marry and have children and so on. And let us assume that the population doubles every 150 years. Therefore, after 150 years there will be four people, after another 150 years there will be eight people, after another 150 years there will be sixteen people, and so on. It should be noted that this growth rate is actually very conservative. In reality, even with disease, famines, and natural disasters, the world population currently doubles every 40 years or so.

After 32 doublings, which is only 4,800 years, the world population would have reached almost 8.6 billion. That’s 2 billion more than the current population of 6.5 billion people, which was recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau on March 1, 2006. This simple calculation shows that starting with Adam and Eve and assuming the conservative growth rate previously mentioned, the current population can be reached well within 6,000 years.

IMPACT OF THE FLOOD

We know from the Bible, however, that around 2500 BC (4,500 years ago) the worldwide Flood reduced the world population to eight people. But if we assume that the population doubles every 150 years, we see, again, that starting with only Noah and his family in 2500 BC, 4,500 years is more than enough time for the present population to reach 6.5 billion.

Evolutionists are always telling us that humans have been around for hundreds of thousands of years. If we did assume that humans have been around for 50,000 years and if we were to use the calculations above, there would have been 332 doublings, and the world’s population would be a staggering figure—a one followed by 100 zeros; that is

10,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,
000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,
000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,
000,000,000.

This figure is truly unimaginable, for it is billons of times greater than the number of atoms that are in the entire universe! Such a calculation makes nonsense of the claim that humans have been on earth for tens of thousands of years.

Simple, conservative arithmetic reveals clear mathematical logic for a young age of the earth. From two people, created around 6,000 years ago, and then the eight people, preserved on the Ark about 4,500 years ago, the world’s population could have grown to the extent we now see it—over 6.5 billion."

http://www.answersingenesis.org/articles/am/v1/n2/billions-of-people

4 comments:

human rorschach test said...

Fascinating! Does this count in the deaths over the course of this 4500 years? Does it take into account that an area can only produce so many people or animals before it becomes a desert like Africa, the 'cradle of civilization'?

I'm sure the above factors are used, rather than merely doubling a number a few times.

Jeff said...

Thank you for continuing to visit my blog site and make comments, human rorschach test.

As far as taking deaths into account, notice that it says, "...let us assume that the population doubles every 150 years." But then it says: "It should be noted that this growth rate is actually **very conservative.** In reality, even with *disease*, *famines*, and *natural disasters*, the world population currently doubles every 40 years or so."

If their figures are based on the population doubling only every 150 years, when in fact it doubles every 40 years (that's 40 years even WITH disease, famines, and natural disasters), then that should more than account for any deaths.
It also mentions famines, which means its taking into account people dying by starvation, which I assume is what you were getting at when you mentioned an area becoming a desert from being overpopulated. However, people still thrive in desert areas, like in the Middle East, for example.

So, yes, I believe it does take those factors into account.

human rorschach test said...

Thriving in the middle east is possible if you own it. I wouldn't so much as go camping there, though.

I was asking because if (all considered) the population doubled every 40 years, then we could only have been on the earth for about 1240 years. Perhaps the vikings were actually dinosaurs, and the romans were amphibians.

Jeff said...

So are you agreeing with me that, taking into account the number of human beings today, its virtually impossible that man could have been around as long as the theory of Evolution claims?