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(Huffington Post)   The Earth and Moon may be way older than we thought. Possibly up to 7000 years old   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 63
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2014-06-12 12:59:55 PM
If scientists can be wrong about the age of the Earth, we have to leave the door open to the possibility that they are wrong about climate change, too.
 
2014-06-12 01:16:45 PM
7000 != 60 million (per TFA)
 
2014-06-12 01:29:24 PM
If scientists can be wrong about the time that the Earth and the Moon split, we have to leave the door open to the possibility that they are wrong about the luminiferous aether, too.
 
2014-06-12 01:38:13 PM

Relatively Obscure: If scientists can be wrong about the time that the Earth and the Moon split, we have to leave the door open to the possibility that they are wrong about the luminiferous aether, too.


Shut it, nerd.
 
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2014-06-12 01:43:19 PM

Relatively Obscure: If scientists can be wrong about the time that the Earth and the Moon split, we have to leave the door open to the possibility that they are wrong about the luminiferous aether, too.


If scientists can be slightly off on the exact age of the earth then we have to leave open the possibility that they can be wrong about the existence of the earth.
 
2014-06-12 01:44:28 PM
If scientists aren't snappy dressers how can we trust their recommendation for Indian restaurants?
 
2014-06-12 01:45:58 PM

vpb: Relatively Obscure: If scientists can be wrong about the time that the Earth and the Moon split, we have to leave the door open to the possibility that they are wrong about the luminiferous aether, too.

If scientists can be slightly off on the exact age of the earth then we have to leave open the possibility that they can be wrong about the existence of the earth.


If scientists can be slightly off on the exact age of the earth then we have to leave open the possibility that they can be wrong about the existence of matter.
 
2014-06-12 01:47:16 PM

vpb: Relatively Obscure: If scientists can be wrong about the time that the Earth and the Moon split, we have to leave the door open to the possibility that they are wrong about the luminiferous aether, too.

If scientists can be slightly off on the exact age of the earth then we have to leave open the possibility that they can be wrong about the existence of the earth.


and the existence of man.  We're all just computer programs in someone's computer.  I think his name is Drrw and he lives on Omicron Percei 8.
 
2014-06-12 02:59:27 PM
Yeah right, next they are going to claim that both are round.
 
2014-06-12 03:43:57 PM
If scientists can be slightly off on the exact age of the earth then we have to leave open the possibility that an atom is a solar system and planet earth is just an electron.

/It would explain all the negativity.
 
2014-06-12 03:46:39 PM

Lucky LaRue: If scientists can be wrong about the age of the Earth, we have to leave the door open to the possibility that they are wrong about climate change, too.


Perhaps you're right. Since they were off by 1.3% when determining the age of the Earth, maybe they're off by 1.3% in how fast the Earth is warming due to man-made causes.
 
2014-06-12 03:47:39 PM
Pic or didn't happen
-Ken Ham
 
2014-06-12 03:55:21 PM
Isn't that special

redstick.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-06-12 03:57:30 PM

James!: If scientists aren't snappy dressers how can we trust their recommendation for Indian restaurants?


Fry bread is good regardless of the kitchen I have found.
 
2014-06-12 03:59:22 PM
scientists can't even agree on the turtle's gender, much less her age.
 
2014-06-12 04:00:57 PM

skyotter: scientists can't even agree on the turtle's gender, much less her age.


Turtle? Bah. The won't even budge on the gender of the elephants. Let alone the whole fifth elephant conspiracy.
 
2014-06-12 04:02:06 PM
That headline is in the wrong tab.
 
2014-06-12 04:04:15 PM
If scientists can be wrong about the age of the Earth, then that means God exists and the Bible is true.
 
2014-06-12 04:04:24 PM
api.ning.com
 
2014-06-12 04:04:32 PM
I can't help but think that this is somehow the Valar's fault.
 
2014-06-12 04:14:14 PM
Have you actually ever seen a scientist besides in books or TV or movies?  How do we know they even exist at all?
 
2014-06-12 04:14:59 PM

Stile4aly: [api.ning.com image 440x330]


See the TURTLE of enormous girth! On his shell he holds the earth.
 
2014-06-12 04:15:01 PM
You know what happened in those first 60 million years?
Unicorns and dragons 'n shiat.
 
2014-06-12 04:16:30 PM

stonicus: Have you actually ever seen a scientist besides in books or TV or movies?  How do we know they even exist at all?


Well... they're not mentioned in the bible, so you may be on to something there.
 
2014-06-12 04:17:48 PM

Ego edo infantia cattus: You know what happened in those first 60 million years?
Unicorns and dragons 'n shiat.


With green alligators, and long necked geese

/sure as you' re born
 
2014-06-12 04:23:31 PM

Lucky LaRue: If scientists can be wrong about the age of the Earth, we have to leave the door open to the possibility that they are wrong about climate change, too.


No, you have to. We don't.
 
2014-06-12 04:28:36 PM
If your grade school teacher tells you Pi is 3.14 and you later learn in high school that Pi is 3.14159, your grade school teacher wasn't wrong, and wasn't lying. She was merely being less precise (yet still accurate).

Science is always increasing the resolution of our understanding. Doesn't mean science is constantly being shown to be wrong.
 
2014-06-12 04:29:24 PM
Since both articles use the phrase "approximately 4.5 billion"...

...and since 60 million years is 0.06 billion...

...does it really farking matter?

WinoRhino: they were off by 1.3%


That.

Also, is Lucky LaRue: just a troll? He posts the stupidest shiat I have ever seen.
 
2014-06-12 04:29:28 PM

stonicus: Have you actually ever seen a scientist besides in books or TV or movies?  How do we know they even exist at all?


I have. One time he yelled at me and broke Hungry Hungry Hippos in half. He still makes me call him "Dad". :( :( :(

// farking scientists
// they're not all like Batman, I guess
// If scientists can be wrong about the composition of atoms, we have to leave the door open to the possibility that they are wrong about calculus, too.
 
2014-06-12 04:45:06 PM
Don't you mean "up to 24 years old?"

/mobster behind me nods approvingly
 
2014-06-12 04:53:52 PM

Fano: Ego edo infantia cattus: You know what happened in those first 60 million years?
Unicorns and dragons 'n shiat.

With green alligators, and long necked geese

/sure as you' re born


Humpty-back camels? Chimpanzees?
 
2014-06-12 04:54:03 PM

ArcadianRefugee: Also, is Lucky LaRue: just a troll? He posts the stupidest shiat I have ever seen.


Poe's Law, man. It really doesn't matter which, does it?
 
2014-06-12 04:57:33 PM

Coder: If your grade school teacher tells you Pi is 3.14 and you later learn in high school that Pi is 3.14159, your grade school teacher wasn't wrong, and wasn't lying. She was merely being less precise (yet still accurate).

Science is always increasing the resolution of our understanding. Doesn't mean science is constantly being shown to be wrong.


That's the nicest comment I've read today. Thank you.
 
2014-06-12 05:07:30 PM

gottagopee: Fano: Ego edo infantia cattus: You know what happened in those first 60 million years?
Unicorns and dragons 'n shiat.

With green alligators, and long necked geese

/sure as you' re born

Humpty-back camels? Chimpanzees?


Is that pronounced with an 'umpty'?
 
2014-06-12 05:28:49 PM

Lucky LaRue: Relatively Obscure: If scientists can be wrong about the time that the Earth and the Moon split, we have to leave the door open to the possibility that they are wrong about the luminiferous aether, too.

Shut it, nerd.


You say luminiferous aether, I say Higgs field.
 
2014-06-12 05:43:04 PM

MarkEC: You say luminiferous aether, I say Higgs field.


You COULD say that, sure.  No one would have any idea why, though.
 
2014-06-12 05:43:47 PM
An earlier version of this post incorrectly stated that previous estimates said the earth and moon had formed 100 years -- instead of 100 million years -- after the formation of the solar system.
 
2014-06-12 06:09:14 PM
If the scientist aren't called boffins, can we really trust the world exists?
 
2014-06-12 06:20:55 PM
wanna' know what is older than the earth/moon?

listening to thumpers talk about the 6000 year old earth and riding dinosaurs.
 
2014-06-12 06:24:41 PM

arkansized: Coder: If your grade school teacher tells you Pi is 3.14 and you later learn in high school that Pi is 3.14159, your grade school teacher wasn't wrong, and wasn't lying. She was merely being less precise (yet still accurate).

Science is always increasing the resolution of our understanding. Doesn't mean science is constantly being shown to be wrong.

That's the nicest comment I've read today. Thank you.


wp.patheos.com.s3.amazonaws.com
 
2014-06-12 06:57:46 PM
"Praying is doing nothing and thinking you are..."

- some smart guy
 
2014-06-12 07:04:07 PM

Lucky LaRue: If scientists can be wrong about the age of the Earth, we have to leave the door open to the possibility that they are wrong about climate change, too.


I know, right? They can put a man on the moon, but still: Tides go in, ides go out.
 
2014-06-12 07:05:02 PM
t goes in, t goes out. ;p
 
2014-06-12 07:46:09 PM

mutterfark: t goes in, t goes out. ;p


No, t goes in, p goes out.
 
2014-06-12 07:50:43 PM

meat0918: If the scientist aren't called boffins, can we really trust the world exists?


That means that our whole solar system could be, like one tiny atom in the fingernail of some other giant being.
 
2014-06-12 07:57:21 PM

Fano: mutterfark: t goes in, t goes out. ;p

No, t goes in, p goes out.


I c u r y's.
 
2014-06-12 07:59:56 PM

meat0918: If the scientist aren't called boffins, can we really trust the world exists?


Depends on how many died to bring us this information.
 
2014-06-12 08:20:52 PM

Relatively Obscure: MarkEC: You say luminiferous aether, I say Higgs field.

You COULD say that, sure.  No one would have any idea why, though.


It sounds more fun. Try it. Say Higgs Field three times fast.

Now say luminiferous aether three times fast. If you don't sound drunk it means you probably are drunk.
 
2014-06-12 08:26:05 PM
FTFA: So much for our long-held ideas about the age of the Earth and the moon.

No, you blithering twatwaffle. 60 million years barely exceeds the error margin on the earth's age, if it even dos that.

Idiots.
 
2014-06-12 08:43:30 PM
If scientists are wrong, Sarah Palin is president and Al Gore is Mitt Romney's toilet paper.
 
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