Creationism vs. materialist theories of the origin of the earth just piss me off.
The person of faith can say "God made me" and mean it, even though he or she knows about the mechanics of gamete cells, meiosis and mitosis, sperm and egg, and gestation. Knowing the naturalistic process by which humans are made does not invalidate the statement of faith.
So why should the faithful balk at the idea a naturalistic process for the making of the earth, on the basis of a statement of faith? It's quite frustrating.
The Model T was made because Henry Ford said so. The Model T was assembled by hundreds of workers in a plant in Dearborn, using ordinary tools and parts. These two statements are not in conflict.