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Old 10-08-2012, 10:41 PM
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Simple question. Is Earth approximately four and a half billion years old?
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:34 PM
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Simple question. Is Earth approximately four and a half billion years old?
"approximately" is a tough term...

If someone thinks it's "only" 3.9 billion years old, you wouldn't dismiss them, yet they'd be off by well over a half of a billion years off...which is also over 10% away from your estimate...

Why not just ask the question you WANT to ask and simply say "Is there anyone here as whacky as these Republican nutjobs sprouting up in the media?"...
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Old 10-09-2012, 12:34 AM
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"approximately" is a tough term...

If someone thinks it's "only" 3.9 billion years old, you wouldn't dismiss them
I would not dismiss them, but inform them it is closer to just over 4.5 billion years old.


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Why not just ask the question you WANT to ask and simply say "Is there anyone here as whacky as these Republican nutjobs sprouting up in the media?"...
Figured that would violate forum rules.
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Old 10-10-2012, 06:13 PM
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You can always guess at it but the way earth recycles itself I don't see how an accurate count can be made.
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Old 10-10-2012, 06:47 PM
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Earth is approximately 4.675 billion years old, and it will exist with life on it for another 1.83 billion years. After that, RUN! Don't pack anything.
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Old 10-10-2012, 08:21 PM
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"approximately" is a tough term...

If someone thinks it's "only" 3.9 billion years old, you wouldn't dismiss them, yet they'd be off by well over a half of a billion years off...which is also over 10% away from your estimate...

Why not just ask the question you WANT to ask and simply say "Is there anyone here as whacky as these Republican nutjobs sprouting up in the media?"...


Yabba dabba doo.......

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I had to answer "NO"....

First off...the Earth is almost always female.

Given that - do you HONESTLY think she's going to give you her real age?

She's only 9,000 years old
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"approximately" is a tough term...

If someone thinks it's "only" 3.9 billion years old, you wouldn't dismiss them, yet they'd be off by well over a half of a billion years off...which is also over 10% away from your estimate...

Why not just ask the question you WANT to ask and simply say "Is there anyone here as whacky as these Republican nutjobs sprouting up in the media?"...
Comet's on a roll....run for the hills!
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Old 10-10-2012, 09:22 PM
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I had to answer "NO"....

First off...the Earth is almost always female.

Given that - do you HONESTLY think she's going to give you her real age?

She's only 9,000 years old
And she doesn't look a day over 6000.....
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And she doesn't look a day over 6000.....
Amazing what a geological facelift can do
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