By Greg Neyman
© Old Earth Ministries
This question was published in Dr. John's Q&A by John Morris in January 2002. Sue is a T-Rex fossil which was found in South Dakota, and it is reported to date to around 67 million years old (see box at right for a "Sue" book). Morris gives some interesting facts about Sue, meant to show that Morris knows what he is talking about (a common young earth tactic, to blind the reader).
The argument that Morris uses is the issue of death before sin, and the issue of the creation being pronounced "very good" by God. (It is interesting that Morris does not address this question from a scientific standpoint.) Neither of these issues are important theologically. You can accept a literal Genesis, inerrant Bible, and believe in death before sin, a "very good" creation, and an old earth. These issues have previously been discussed in the opening questions of this book, in Section 1. I urge readers to check out these answers.
You may also find our section on Death Before Sin to be of help.
Dr. John's Q&A #157, published on the web at http://www.icr.org/index.php?module=articles&action=view&ID=541
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