In a rare moment, an Answers in Genesis (AIG) author discusses the failures of Young Earth Creationist cosmology. Some of the things he points out are:
"A plausible young-universe explanation for the cosmological data may be something that will come at a future date. We learn from the history of science that many seemingly insurmountable problems have been solved by means of novel and creative ways of thinking. It may be that a creationist understanding of the cosmos will prove to be another example."
He acknowledges that the Standard Model of Cosmology (SMC) has been generally successful in explaining observations. He said, “… much work still needs to be done. Indeed, beyond the distant starlight issue, very little has been done to explain the many patterns and trends that have been identified through observations of the universe beyond our solar system. In contrast, while it does not supply an ultimate explanation, the SMC does apparently provide plausible proximate explanations for all of the phenomena discussed above.”
Finally, is it possible that YEC's have been ignoring the most obvious answer? He stated, "The possibility that the universe might be genuinely old is not one that has received much consideration from within the creationist community. There is no logical contradiction between an old age for the universe and many core elements of creationism, such as a recent supernatural origin for life in the past few thousand years, the goodness of the original creation, death as a consequence of the Fall, and a recent global catastrophic Flood, which led to the formation of much or all of the fossil record."
I find hope in hearing this from an article on AIG's website. Perhaps there is hope yet that hearts can be changed and for some to be open to truly integrating the Words of the Bible with the Book of Nature!
Contrary to AIG's stance and harsh rhetoric, we really are on the same side, as we both hold to the inspiration and authority of scripture. It is simply the interpretation of scripture, in the context of the rest of God's revelation throughout the Bible and in His creation, where we have differences.