This article on the new creation museum cracked me up. It focuses on the planetarium and the arguments for a young universe in it. Let’s play “spot the logical fallacy”:
“We start from the Bible, and that’s what makes it a little bit different than so many other planetarium shows that you’ve seen before,” Lisle explains. “And we’re going to deal with age indicators, things like blue stars, which even my secular colleagues say can’t last billions of years,” he says.
Blue stars are massive stars that burn themselves out relatively quickly. And yes, they do exist, invariably found in star clusters with lots of stars that have existed for far longer. The argument is just plain idiotic. It’s like arguing that if you find an object on the earth that has a shelf life of 5 years, the earth must only be 5 years old. Uh, no. Only if you’re an idiot.