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Earth 6,000 years old?
Earth 6,000 years old?
Biblical scholars used the Bible geneologies to claculate the age of the Earth: about 6,000 years old based on the Bible! The Jewish calendar even uses that theory so this year is about 5737 as I recall!
Well BS! Take a look at the Grand Canyon. Think that erroded in 6,000 years? Consider the seashells found on some mountain tops. Think those mountains rose up in just 6,000 years? Consider moon rocks that are billion years old. Consider fossil dinosaurs and trilobites, and even the La Brea tarpits. Consider oil and gas from marine mammals turned into petrochemicals. Consider primate skulls in Africa much older than 6,000 years and human predecessors back millions of years.
Consider planetary drift of continents. Consider light from distant pulsars millions of lightyears away that we see now. 6,000 years? BS.
Those who want to believe every idea in the Old and New Testament literally have to ignore modern science and the accumulated knowledge of the last several thousand years!
Why would a sensible person do that?
11/20/2005 1:18 pm
You think very deep! So attractive!|
11/23/2005 8:22 am
You seem very hung up on religion!|
While the Bible has many good stories, and offers SOME good suggestions on how to live, only the most maniacal, hard-core, zealots really hang on every word as the literal truth.
99% of the rest of the world knows that true history's time-line is far different.
What I don't see is the dicotomy between "Creation" and "Evolution".
To me, creation is what scientists call the "Big Bang Theory", and evolution is everything that has happened in the billions of years since.
The only sticking point is if someone sees the "Big Bang" as an accident, or as done somehow on purpose by someone/something.
If religious people want to attribute that to "god", fine - if scientists and Atheists want to attribute that to an accident, fine... We will never know (unless the "god" theory is right).
How we live our lives on a daily basis is far more important than what happened too far back to know.
Pleasing women in unbelievable ways for 45 years...
You could be next...
11/23/2005 1:43 pm
I am not hung up on religion, just resist the right wing fanatics that try to prevent people from using their brains to think clearly and try to teach kids creationism instead of science. I am not religious and do not like dogmatic people forcing others to believe any one religion. So I am stating my views, which is the idea of a blog, I thought. The hard core literalists want to deny natural selection is a great explanation for life on this and every other planet we may encounter.|