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How old is the planet and how has this been determined? Is there a global consensus? Do cultures disagree?

My boss thinks the world is 12,000 years old. I told him it was probably more in the region of several billions of years old. But when he pressed me for my sources, I actually realized I have no idea how I know that.

He's wrong, but it kind of freaked me out that I couldn't back this up. So, Pit, how do you know what you know?
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When did UG forums open up? I'm pretty sure that's when the Earth was formed.
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About 6000 years I think.
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First time I heard about it I was like 4 or 5 so I'd say about 1996.
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About 6000 years I think.


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About 6000 years I think.

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My boss thinks the world is 12,000 years old. I told him it was probably more in the region of several billions of years old. But when he pressed me for my sources, I actually realized I have no idea how I know that.


wait....you really couldn't say the words "the overwhelming majority of scientists have come to the conclusion that the Earth is roughly 4.5 billion years old"?

you also couldn't press him for his sources? i mean, he's your boss and all but i'd love to know where he got his number from.
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Old.
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The world as I know it began in 1958.
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wait....you really couldn't say the words "the overwhelming majority of scientists have come to the conclusion that the Earth is roughly 4.5 billion years old"?

you also couldn't press him for his sources? i mean, he's your boss and all but i'd love to know where he got his number from.

Yes, but how do they know that? I respect and generally trust the scientific community on the strength that they aren't citing their sources from a book that was written in a time when you were still in danger of being eaten by dinosaurs.

But when it comes down to it I realized I actually don't know very much at all about the science behind what everybody takes as articles of faith. Kind of like how I'm leaning towards "Evolution" over "Adam & Eve", but I could not sit down and explain how it works or how we know how it works.

I know it's my responsibility to do my own research, but I thought I'd stop by here, ask around and share that story.

He cites the bible, by the way.

EDIT: Thank you for the sources.
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If the earth exists, but nobody is there to watch the clock, does time really pass? 6000 years fact.
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#24
It's 13.7 billion years old. The Earth is 4-4.5 billion years old.
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If the earth exists, but nobody is there to watch the clock, does time really pass? 6000 years fact.



of course it does, you fool.
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6000 years old, the flood happened about 4300 years ago.
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So the general populous of UG is Athiest (as shown by the mockery of a religion thread) yet everyone says 6000 years? Confused...

Sarcasm dude.
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Prove it. Were you THERE? Did you SEE those years pass? You weren't and you didn't, so get out.
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How old is the planet and how has this been determined? Is there a global consensus? Do cultures disagree?

My boss thinks the world is 12,000 years old. I told him it was probably more in the region of several billions of years old. But when he pressed me for my sources, I actually realized I have no idea how I know that.

He's wrong, but it kind of freaked me out that I couldn't back this up. So, Pit, how do you know what you know?


Is your boss mentally challenged? If not, has he been tested by a clinical psychologist? I mean, he sounds like a fucking retard.

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Hmmm... uhhh... by my estimates...

10 years old?
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So the general populous of UG is Athiest (as shown by the mockery of a religion thread) yet everyone says 6000 years? Confused...

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god damn carbon dating, thats how its done. either accept that, or accept nothing
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If I don't see it, it didn't happen. Deductive reasoning is a lie created by scientists to get funding for their 'global warming research' and 'biology classes' so they can push their liberal agenda.
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If I don't see it, it didn't happen. Deductive reasoning is a lie created by scientists to get funding for their 'global warming research' and 'biology classes' so they can push their liberal agenda.

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