Younger Earth: 4.4 Billion Years?

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    A Legit “Young Earth” Theory: Our Planet May Be Only 4.4 Billion Years Old | 80beats | Discover Magazine
     
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    Is this you admitting most 'young' Earth theories are illegitimate?


    “If correct, [this model] would mean the Earth was about 100 million years in the making altogether,” Dr. Rudge said. “We estimate that makes it about 4.467 billion years old–a mere youngster compared with the 4.537 billion-year-old planet we had previously imagined.” [BBC]
     
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    'Admitting'?


    Huh?
     
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    The age of the planet is nothing more than a guess, or theory What do they have that they know is over 4 mill. years old to compare it to?
     
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    What's a merely 70 million years out of 4,000 million years?

    These are scientific wild assed guesses, anyway.
     
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    Right/ Your future pResident, Shrieking Sarah, has already declared it to be 6 thousand years old.:cuckoo:
    I s'pose this Nazi would agree.
     

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    I read somewhere that time might have decelerated since the beginning of the Universe
     
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    Time itself decelerated? Time is relative.
     
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    Right.

    But the unit of measure of a second here on Earth might not necessarily have been the same unit in the past.
     
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    The only way that's possible is if the Earth was at one point a different size and had a different Gravitational force.
     

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