How old is the Earth?

Discussion in 'The Polling Place' started by Groo, Jan 21, 2013.

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How long has the Earth been in existence?

  1. less than 10,000 years

  2. greater than 10,000 years

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  1. Jan 21, 2013 #1
    Groo

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    Just curious about the ratio of peoples beliefs here.

    eta: I believe I set this up as a private poll so no need to fear being labeled a whatever. Just give the answer that you actually believe.

    for you smarty pants wearers that think "its exactly 10,000 years old", give the answer you believe at the moment you click submit.

     
  2. Jan 21, 2013 #2
    fedmanshooter

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    It is as old as time itself, "grasshopper"
     
  3. Jan 21, 2013 #3
    WarLord

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    It's only 100 years old
     
  4. Jan 21, 2013 #4
    tomtom88

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    This will be interesting to see after the poll has been given some time.
     
  5. Jan 21, 2013 #5
    Partinrn

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    As a man of science, you can't argue with facts (carbon dating, radiometric dating, etc.). Earth has been around for a long loooooong time.
     
  6. Jan 21, 2013 #6
    HAWKEYE50

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    I am from Michigan, and I recently watched a History Channel show that said my State was formed by 10 separate Ice Ages. That's a lot of Global Warming Al Gore.
     
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    Selta

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    It depends on your definition and perspective ;). I get the jist of your question though, and the answer I chose was greater than 10,000 years.
     
  8. Jan 21, 2013 #8
    HB of CJ

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    ... the Earth is less than 4.3 billion years old; the current accepted scientific estimate. Give or take a tad. But then...so many folks also voted for the president....so go figure. HB of CJ (old coot)
     
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    AmmoSGT

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    I hope those who think it's less than 10k years are voting to be funny :confused:
     
  10. Jan 21, 2013 #10
    Groo

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    I've heard when the US public as a whole was polled, the ratio of "Young Earthers" was about twice this polls current results.

    Its more than just believing in God. Its believing in Biblical Literalism, the existance of Man on Earth since very near the beginning and the "Begat Math".
     
  11. Jan 21, 2013 #11
    SonOfOdin

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    Much older than I can comprehend.
     
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    Overheating

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    My favorite quote from the Young Earth creationism wikipedia page is, "the percentage of believers decreases as the level of education increases."
     
  13. Jan 21, 2013 #13
    HoJo

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    I could never understand why people think a day to God is 24 hours. For all we know a day could be a billion years.
     
  14. Jan 21, 2013 #14
    MrStarofDavid

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    I thought earth began when Obama became president.
     
  15. Jan 21, 2013 #15
    jimdanos

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    I voted over 10,000.
     

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