But God has done things that are out of the ordinary - that occurred in the blink of an eye. If you believe Christ healed the blind, turned the water into wine and rose from the dead, then creating the world as we know it from the Bible is not hard to accept or believe.
The real issue with biologist is that they accept only perfection when publishing their research. To be granted a PHD or a masters you have to prove something on the biological level or smaller on the molecular level. It can't be a guess or a idea, it has to be backed up 100 percent. Well they do not apply this proof of perfection and factual findings with the concept of evolution. It's a far fetched unproven guess. If you want to call it microevolution when the flu mutates each year, fine, but macro evolution is rediculous.
If microevolution can predict yearly flu mutations, then evolution as a scientific theory cannot be too "far-fetched". Natural selection certainly functions at some level, it is an essential catalyst behind the propogation of species over time.
My basis for believing in a universe far older than 7,000 years (by about 13.699 billion years) is the same science that is the basis for the technology applications that surround us. And I still attend church, and pray to God everyday....and He is a part of my life.
Now, evolution, I think, has not satisfied the burden of proof required of a scientific theory. But, for instance, the same laws (expressed as equations) that govern radioactive decay, nuclear fusion in stars and other processes point to a 4.5 billion year old sun, and an Earth made of rocks formed as long ago.
IMO, religion and science aren't competitors, and neither can define the other. Both, in my view, require a great deal of imagination, though. But the partisan camps that take the "my way or no way" view are misunderstanding the role of both in our civilization.
Why can't people get this?