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How to estimate accurate age of earth

Postby kumar985 » Sun Oct 28, 2012 9:18 am

How do scientists estimate that earth was formed about 4,500 billion years ago?
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Postby jinx25 » Tue Oct 30, 2012 3:03 pm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Age_of_the ... ature409-4

The oldest such minerals analyzed to date – small crystals of zircon from the Jack Hills of Western Australia – are at least 4.404 billion years old

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11196637

Plug in some assumptions which are impossible to know and billions of years is arrived at. Creation yields a date of ~6,000 years since creation week/fall of man/expulsion from the garden.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dating_creation

After the Masoretic text was published, however, dating creation around 4000 BC became common, and was received with wide support.[68] Proposed calculations of the date of creation using the Masoretic from the 10th century to the 18th century include: Marianus Scotus (4192 BC), Maimonides (4058 BC), Henri Spondanus (4051 BC), Benedict Pereira (4021 BC), Louis Cappel (4005 BC), James Ussher (4004 BC), Augustin Calmet (4002 BC), Isaac Newton (4000 BC), Johannes Kepler (April 27, 3977 BC) [based on his book Mysterium], Petavius (3984 BC), Theodore Bibliander (3980 BC), Christen Sørensen Longomontanus (3966 BC), Melanchthon (3964 BC), Martin Luther (3961 BC), John Lightfoot (3960 BC), Cornelius Cornelii a Lapide (3951 BC) Joseph Justus Scaliger (3949 BC), Christoph Helvig (3947 BC), Gerardus Mercator (3928 BC), Matthieu Brouard (3927 BC), Benito Arias Montano (3849 BC), Andreas Helwig (3836 BC), David Gans (3761 BC), Gershom ben Judah (3754 BC) and Yom-Tov Lipmann Heller (3616 BC).[69]

Among the Masoretic creation estimates or calculations for the date of creation only Archbishop Ussher's specific chronology dating the creation to 4004 BC became the most accepted and popular, mainly because this specific date was attached to the King James Bible.
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Re: How to estimate accurate age of earth

Postby suny » Fri Nov 23, 2012 6:23 am

Nice post. I like it. Thanks for sharing these information. Keep it up. :)
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