Young earth dilemma: One of my sons(Michael) teaches science in a Mennonite school. One of his brightest students seems to be a young earther. Recently while teaching biology he got into evolution, and found a communication problem. Currently he is teaching geology and running into even more of a problem while talking about rocks(Iowa limestone) that are millions of years old. Mike is concerned that if he pushes the subject too much the student's parents might take him out of the school(he had been home schooled). Can he get through to the student such that the conflict does not escalate. If so, how so? Curiously, the student did not have a conflict when plate tectonics was introduced. Does anyone have access to James Hutton's unpublished preface to his Theory of the Earth? Wherein, he addressed his concerns that the book would likely run into religious criticism? If so, could/would you post it here. any other thoughts?