Young Earth CreationismYoung Earth Creationism is a belief typically based on Jewish and Christian religious fundamentalism. Adherents hold that scientific findings for the age of the Earth, and usually our universe, simply conflict with the account of creation given in Genesis, where it is recorded that the Earth was created by God in six days. This adherence to six actual days comes from a strict belief in biblical inspiration. Young Earth Creationists who interpret the Bible literally believe that the Earth is somewhere around 6,000 years old (according to Bishop James Ussher's dating) and usually reject the Big Bang theory of creation and scientific views of evolution.
Young Earth Creationism is distinguished from Old Earth Creationism in its belief on the age of the Earth. It is distinguished from Geocentrism by its belief in a Heliocentric model of the solar system. Unlike Flat Earthers, Young Earth Creationists believe in a spherical Earth.
Scientific data directly invalidating this viewpoint includes tree ring sequences, annual layers in ice cores, millions of annual layers in oil shale deposits, the shape of the Atlantic Ocean, etc. It also requires drastic alterations of physical constants affecting the speed of light, radioactive decay rates, heat transfer rates (to remove the heat from chemical reactions), etc. It raises the question of "How did humans progress through all the archeological stages so quickly?". The geological counterarguments alone are vast.