Comment on Why I Believe In A Young Earth by Wiseman.
Bill — To answer your questions directly …
Point #2: The idea that the earth was around for billions of years before the creation of man bothers me because it makes revelation unintelligible. You seem very willing to let science shed light on revelation, but much less willing to let revelation shed light on science. Catholic revelation has a better track record than science when it comes to the history of man and the world, so it gets the benefit of the doubt in my book.
The answer to your question about point #3 is: I don’t know. I misspoke, presumptuously, and corrected the point based upon what I know to be true. I think I’ve answered everything else.