Philip H. Gosse presented an argument related to the age of the earth in 1857. This argument has been widely criticized by both creationists and non-creationist. Despite these wide spread attacks, many creationists make use of the "appearance of history" argument found in Gosse. Is such usage valid in the light of the many complaints of the concept? I try to formulated a clear and sound version of the Gosse arguments. I find the criticisms of Gosse unsound and the argument at least somewhat helpful to modern creationism.


Gosse, Reynolds, age of the earth, appearance of age or history, philosophy, creationism


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