Here’s a third clip from the interviews I gave last summer in Turkey. I was asked about Old-earth creationism’s understanding of divine action in nature. By and large, Old-earth creationism accepts the consensus findings of the scientific community concerning the age of the universe (about 13.8 billion years old), the age of the earth (about 4.6 billions years old), and the geological column (the strata is a record of succeeding time spans). However, OEC proponents push back the against the reigning evolutionary paradigm. It’s not that OEC advocates don’t think speciation can and does happen (we do). Old-earth creationism challenges the Darwinian notion that natural selection has sufficient creative power to account for the origin of life and its remarkable diversity and development–a notion challenged by many non-creationists also (Jame Shapiro’s Evolution: A View from the 21st Century and Fodor and Piattelli-Palmarini’s What Darwin Got Wrong come to mind). Rather, we believe the empirical evidence lends itself to a theistic interpretation and that in the natural record there are strong indicators of divine action.