White, R. S. (2009) The Age of the earth. Teaching Earth Sciences, 34 (1). pp. 7-12.
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The best estimate for the age of the material which forms the Earth is 4,566 million years, which is accurate to within a few million years. The universe is three times older, at 13,700 million years. Modern humans extend back only a few thousandths of one per cent of the age of the Earth, although living organisms have been present on Earth throughout most of its history. I discuss the scientific basis of geological dating, historical and recent views on the age of the Earth, and some theological implications that follow from the biblical and scientific evidence.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||09AREP; IA59;|
|Subjects:||02 - Geodynamics, Geophysics and Tectonics|
|Divisions:||02 - Geodynamics, Geophysics and Tectonics|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Teaching Earth Sciences|
|Page Range:||pp. 7-12|
|Depositing User:||Sarah Humbert|
|Date Deposited:||04 Feb 2010 11:15|
|Last Modified:||23 Jul 2013 09:56|
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