There have been alot of threads on this topic in the past . If you dig around you will probly find one . There are many religionists who think that the 6 day creation period in genesis is based on a 24 hr time frame,I've heard this from baptists and pat robertson . I think that is totally absurd myself . The WT believes that the days are not made up of any determined length of time ,meaning that day one could have been longer than day two but were of adequate amount of time to perform the creative acts that are mentioned . The bible also refers to one of Gods days as being 1000 years .The WT believes man has been on the planet around 6000yrs so for a long time they kept insisting the world was going to end after 6000yrs and of course wound up looking like the idiots they are ( I digress here) Well I guess the point of the matter is that nobody knows how old the universe is . end of story . (jumping out of window with a parachute ) we don't have a parachute so I hope the umbrella will do the trick .