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User:Brxbrx/Age of the Earth

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The planet Earth is about 4.54 billion years (4.54 × 109 years ± 1%) old.[1][2] This is accepted number according to scientific consensus that has developed since the 19th Century. This wouldn't be particularly noteworthy to emphasise if it wasn't for the people that completely disregard most fields of modern science and reject it out of hand. The age is calculated based upon radiometric dating of star-stuff that fell from the skies. Unless physics and geology as we know it go under a complete upheaval, there is no reason to doubt the Earth's approximate range. If you don't like the science, it is suggested you try looking at the Omphalos hypothesis. It's much friendlier to your beliefs and does not contradict scientific findings.

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  1. http://pubs.usgs.gov/gip/geotime/age.html
  2. http://sp.lyellcollection.org/content/190/1/205