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Evidence against a recent creation
Fossil find areas connecting across landmasses is among the evidence in support of continental drift.

One of many notoriously disproven Creationist conjectures is the belief that the Earth is only a few thousand years old. This article presents the evidence against a recent creation (also known as a "young Earth"), which is one of the core beliefs of Young Earth Creationists, biblical literalists and fundamentalists of many religions (including of Judaism and Islam as well).

From dendrochronology, the study of tree rings, which shows the Earth to be atleast 10,000 years old, to radioactive decay and distant starlight, which show the world to be atleast a billion years old, this is a whistle-stop tour of all the evidence gathered by scientists over the past few hundred years which conclusively shows the Earth to be by magnitudes far older than bronze age theologians could ever have guessed.