Originally Posted by jiveturkey
Setting up the universe and creating earth are two different things. The earth came much later.
Yes, I am somewhat familiar with the science. The idea is that God could have created the entire universe "as is" before he created Man. A being with ultimate power over time and space would not have to sit around and wait for the laws of physics to apply. He would set them up and allow them to control the universe so that you would have to use faith to determine His existence.