A general perusal of various evolutionary websites indicates that human beings appeared in the evolutionary chain anywhere from 400,000 to 150,000 years ago. Did you ever wonder what the population of the earth should be given the evolutionary timeline?
According to the United States Census Bureau, the world population is, as of June 9, 2012, 7,018,788,797.[i] When I was born in 1962 the world population was 3,139,723,532. So, in one generation (about 40 years), the population has more than doubled.[ii] In 1920, one generation before, the world population was 1,834,000,000.[iii]
If the population doubles about every 40 years, where is everyone? Consider the world population doubled twice during the 20th century. The 20th century is considered by some historians as the bloodiest ever[iv] with WWI and WWII, the Korean conflict, and the Vietnam War, Stalin, Hitler, et.al. More than 50 million people were killed by abortion in the 20th century[v]; more than 20 million since Roe vs. Wade in1973.[vi] Also consider sickness that killed millions during the 20th century. The Spanish Flu in 1918 killed 50 to 100 million people worldwide; Typhus killed 3 million people between 1918 and 1922; Aids killed 25 million people; and Smallpox killed more than 300 million people worldwide during the 20th century.[vii] Yet, during the bloodiest century in history the population of the world double two times.
When we look at the Biblical timeline we start with Adam and Eve about 6,000 years ago and Noah and his family (eight people) preserved on the Ark about 4,500 years ago. If you take a conservative rate of population growth and double the population every 150 years instead of every 40, you easily arrive at today’s population of 7 billion people. Actually, you end up with about 8.5 billion people after doubling the population 30 times over the last 4,500 years.[viii]
Now consider the evolutionists timeline. Even a conservative estimate of humans being around for 50,000 years would result in 332 doublings and the world’s population would be a staggering figure of 1 followed by 100 zeros![ix]
So my question to the evolutionist is, “where is everyone?” Even if you went back only 10,000 years we should easily see more that a trillion people on the planet yet we see less than one tenth of that amount. One study estimates that only 110 billion people have ever lived.[x]
The reason we do not see more than a trillion people on earth today is because Genesis 1:1, 26-27 records, “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth… And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness…So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.” about 6,000 years ago. The Bible confirms the 7 billion person population in the world today.
[i] United States Census Bureau, (retrieved June 9, 2012), U.S. & World Population Clocks, <http://www.census.gov/main/www/popclock.html>
[ii] United States Census Bureau, (retrieved June 9, 2012), International Data Base, <http://www.census.gov/population/international/data/idb/worldpoptotal.php>
[iii] Aubuchon, Vaughn, (2003, 2004, 2011), World Population Growth History Chart, <http://www.vaughns-1-pagers.com/history/world-population-growth.htm>
[iv] Montefiore, Simon Sebag, (November 10, 2006). The world’s bloodiest century. <http://www.nytimes.com/2006/11/10/arts/10iht-IDLEDE11.3482547.html?pagewanted=all>
[v]Abort 73, (May 24, 2012), <http://www.abort73.com/abortion_facts/us_abortion_statistics/>
[vi] United States Census Bureau, (2011), Health, United States, <http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hus/2011/012.pdf>
[vii]Oddee, (October 15, 2007), 7 Worst Killer Plagues in history. <http://www.oddee.com/item_90608.aspx>
[viii] Dr. Monty White, (September 5, 2006) Billions of People in Thousands of Years? <http://www.answersingenesis.org/articles/am/v1/n2/billions-of-people#fnMark_1_2_1>
[ix] Dr. Monty White, Ibid.
[x] Aubuchon, Ibid.