Ex-nihilo creation from nothing always results in all created objects having the appearance of maturity. This is true for every creation from functional life to a functional universe. The assumption that natural processes operated during Creation just as they do now leads to an “appearance of age.” The appearance-of-age concept is explored, showing that this conclusion applies to all miracles, including everything from the creation of wine from water to the creation of Adam and Eve from dust. This view fits both the scriptural record and the scientific data. It also has a long history and in modern times has been advocated by many creationists and Biblical scholars from Philip Gosse to Henry Morris.