In arguing with creationists, you hear a lot of bizarre claims, and reasoning that is completely unburdened by fact or reason. I was recently talking with a creationist who liked to delve into arguments that had more bearing on astronomy than biology (they are quite fond of this, as I`m sure many of you know). He said that if the universe was really billions of years old, the whole night sky should be lit up with supernovae. Of course, I told him that the light from those supernovae takes tens or hundreds of millions of years to reach earth (sometimes longer) and that in and of itself disproves his claim about a young universe. However, even taking into account how long it takes light to reach the earth from distant supernovae, why is it that we don`t see more than we actually see? I understand that they can often oushine whole galaxies when they are spotted. I certainly don`t think this joker`s claims have any merit, but I would like to present him with more evidence than I have so far.