Earth’s Population Refutes Evolutionary Worldview

“Earth just hit a significant milestone. For the first time ever (that we know of—no one knows what the pre-flood population was), there are now eight billion people on the planet. I would also like to point out that humanity’s population size is actually a challenge to the evolutionary worldview. Why? Well, consider that evolutionists believe modern man has existed for over 200,000 years. And yet, we didn’t hit even a billion people until about 200 years ago. So, for tens and tens of thousands of years, humanity’s size somehow just didn’t grow? Did it stay ridiculously small for an almost incomprehensible amount of time before suddenly exploding in our modern era? That doesn’t make any sense, even with our medical advances! In this view, if we use conservative numbers, there should be a whopping 10,000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000,  000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000  people on the planet (more atoms than there are in the universe!)—and that’s only going back 50,000 years in supposed human history! Go back to 200,000 years and the problem just gets worse! But consider the 8 billion number through the lens of Scripture. Humanity has only been around for about 6,000 years—and the population dropped to just eight about 4,350 years ago during the global flood. Even using a conservative estimate for population growth, 8 billion is a very reasonable number for us to be reaching in 2022. As always, the observational evidence confirms God’s Word, not evolutionary imaginings.”

Ken Ham, “Be Fruitful and Multiply,” Answers in Genesis, Nov. 21, 2022