Radiometric dating according to creationists
For example, Ross stated on his website in 1997: “Starting about 2 to 4 million years ago God began creating man-like mammals or ‘hominids.’? They did not worship God or establish religious practices.These creatures stood on two feet, had large brains, and used tools. In time, all these man-like creatures went extinct.Could there have been human creatures, commonly called ‘pre-Adamites’, living on Earth before God created Adam?Many readers, no doubt, will think this a foolish question, but it is, in fact, the belief of many evangelicals.the fossils have been interpreted correctly in both anatomy The Bible tells us that Adam was the first biological man—in Genesis 1–5; Deuteronomy 32:8; 1 Chronicles 1:1; Luke ; Romans ; 1 Corinthians , 45; 1 Timothy ; and Jude .
Evangelicals who cannot accept the plain text of the Bible regarding the creation of the first man from the dust of the ground often do not accept what the Bible says about the Flood being global, because they accept the fossil layers as evidence for millions of years, not the result of the sequence of burial by a global flood.
Hugh Ross and his fellow progressive creationists, along with the other pre-Adamite proponents, are trying to rescue the Bible from a perceived conflict with ‘science’ by reinterpreting the Bible rather than by questioning the ‘science’.
This is because they erroneously think that ‘science’ speaks with more authority than God’s Word about origins and the age of the Earth.
Some even buried their dead and painted on cave walls. Then, about 10 to 25 thousand years ago, God replaced them with Adam and Eve.” Notice that Ross states that Adam and Eve lived 10–25 thousand years ago (he realizes that he can’t push the genealogies too far).
However, when the same dating methods in which he trusts said that the Australian Aborigines and American Indians lived 40–60,000 years ago, he changed the sentence in the above quote to read: “Then about 10 to 60 thousand years ago, God replaced them with Adam and Eve.” Presumably the change was made because the 25,000 year limit would mean that the Aborigines and Indians could not have been descendants of Adam and Eve.