Originally Posted by badhatharry
But then God, by definition, can have made the earth look like it's 4.5 billion years old in order to test the faith of his people.
Correct. But that's not what Creationists (or ID theorist) contend. They are engaged in a dispute with the scientific consensus regarding where the evidence points. Someone who takes the position that the Earth was created 6000 years ago (or yesterday, for that matter) with every molecule arranged such that it would be indistinguishable from an Earth that was 4.5 billion years old (on which life evolved as scientists think, etc.) is not engaged in a dispute with science.