I’m not saying I believe in a “young Earth“. But the problem is that the current theory of how life came to be on Earth and how species evolved only survives unchallenged if you refuse to look at scientific research that doesn’t support that idea.
Once you do look, you have that horrible feeling: have I been lied to, again?
Humanity does have a habit of picking and choosing the science that supports established “beliefs”.
If you don’t believe me, check out how Copernicus got treated when he suggested that the Earth was not at the centre of the Universe.
It is very difficult to look into these topics without immediately being laughed at, marginalised, and ignored.
But if genuine science does not line up with the current model/theory of something, it needs to be explained – not ignored.