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Create your free profile now and start meeting colorful singles with whom you can be yourself. efore analyzing the arguments advanced by creation “scientists” for a very young Earth, I here summarize briefly the evidence that has convinced scientists that the Earth is 4.5 to 4.6 billion years old.
Add to this number the age measurements made by from 50 to 100 other laboratories worldwide, and it is easy to see that the number of radiometric ages produced over the past two to three decades and published in the scientific literature must easily exceed 100,000.
Slowly and painstakingly, geologists have assembled this record into the generalized geologic time scale shown in Figure 1.
This was done by observing the relative age sequence of rock units in a given area and determining, from stratigraphic relations, which rock units are younger, which are older, and what assemblages of fossils are contained in each unit.
It is, therefore, more correct to talk about formational intervals rather than discrete ages for the Solar System and the Earth.
Present evidence indicates, however, that these intervals were rather short (100-200 million years) in comparison with the length of time that has elapsed since the Solar System formed some 4 to 5 billion years ago.
” The answer to this question was provided by radiometric dating and is now known to within a few percent.