Jules Verne, Old Earth Creationist

“192,000 years, my gallant Conseil, which significantly extends the biblical Days of Creation. What’s more, the formation of coal … and the cooling of basaltic rocks likewise call for a much longer period of time. I might add that those ‘days’ in the Bible must represent whole epochs and not literally the lapse of time between two sunrises, because according to the Bible itself, the sun doesn’t date from the first day of Creation.”
-Professor Aronnax, in Jules Verne’s “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea,” Book 1, Chapter 19.


  1. Bobber says:

    Jules Verne was ahead of his time in many ways wasn’t he?

  2. It kind of throws a wrench in the gears to remind these types of people that God created the earth fully functioning, i.e. not everything looked 1 second old.

    A good question I heard some years back: Can we prove the universe wasn’t created 5 minutes ago, exactly as it was 5 minutes ago?