The discussion on the history and origins of life is fascinating. The discussion includes both creative conjecture and extraordinary bias.
It is debatable which of the two most vocal positions has the more absurd argument. Is it the materialist who claims evolution can explain the extraordinary design found in nature? Or the Young Earth creationist who believes one has to accept a “young Earth” to be a Bible-believing Christian?
Sadly, all discussion on this topic often deteriorates into an argument between these two extreme positions — neither of which is accurate.
In the meantime, any amount of research will clearly show that a quiet majority of Christians are perfectly comfortable with a 12-billion-year-old universe. And a quiet majority of scientists know that the data backing evolution simply cannot account for the impressive design found all around us.