this is one time I will agree with the witnesses on this subject. First of all the earth is not as old as you think it is. Its only about 7000 years old. Scientist have found human footprints alongside dinosaur prints and inside dinosaur prints. this goes right along with the creation concept in Genesis. God did make animals first then Adam. And after God made everything he said it was good. So there was no death and sickness before the fall. But God told Adam the day he sinned he would die not only physically but spiritually and he introduced evil into the world. If you read genesis youll notice that all animals and humans were to be herbivores. But after the fall you have animals killing each other and man having to kill animals for meat. Just one more thing, did you ever wonder how dinosaur fossils have been found on the top of mountains?(The Great Flood) Now if the bible states this physical fact and you dont believe it how will you ever believe spiritual things like sin and evil that the bible proclaims?