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2021-10-23 5:37:12 PM  
"This proves two things:
Firstly, that God moves in extremely mysterious, not to say, circuitous ways. God does not play dice with the universe; He plays an ineffable game of His own devising, which might be compared, from the perspective of any of the other players (i.e., everybody), to being involved in an obscure and complex version of poker in a pitch-dark room, with blank cards, for infinite stakes, with a Dealer who won't tell you the rules, and who smiles all the time.
Secondly, the Earth's a Libra."
(Good Omens)
 
2021-10-23 8:22:10 PM  
Interesting, if you look at the articler on Ussher's chronology, you'll see he's actually defended by Steven Jay Gould.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ussher_​c​hronology
 
2021-10-23 8:38:58 PM  
Shouldn't this be in fandom?
 
2021-10-23 8:41:58 PM  
Nothing like a crazy Irishman.
 
2021-10-23 8:43:10 PM  

aerojockey: Interesting, if you look at the articler on Ussher's chronology, you'll see he's actually defended by Steven Jay Gould.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ussher_c​hronology


Modern proponents of this interpretation hold that the creation date 4004 BC could be inaccurate.
 
2021-10-23 8:45:08 PM  
Fascinated by the notion that calendar dates and even hours and minutes progressed in reverse until Jesus was born.
 
2021-10-23 9:09:10 PM  

aerojockey: Interesting, if you look at the articler on Ussher's chronology, you'll see he's actually defended by Steven Jay Gould.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ussher_c​hronology


Gould was known for giving people credit for trying their best with limited knowledge
 
2021-10-23 9:09:15 PM  
Whoa, WHOA!

This is the *real* news:

"Ussher's younger and only surviving brother, Ambrose..."

Just how old *is* that SOB by now?
 
2021-10-23 9:25:43 PM  

SansNeural: Whoa, WHOA!

This is the *real* news:

"Ussher's younger and only surviving brother, Ambrose..."

Just how old *is* that SOB by now?


Ambrose?


Linda Laurie - Ambrose (Part 5) (1958)
Youtube b8Z4SFc3uho


Just keep walkin'.
 
2021-10-23 9:37:59 PM  
praise Jeebus
 
2021-10-23 9:45:05 PM  
The history of how scientists have understood the age of the Earth is quite interesting. Until nuclear reactions were understood many scientists presumed the sun was a "conventional" gas burning situation which had to burn out in a few hundred thousand years tops, which limited the age of the Earth accordingly. Then estimates based on the heat within the Earth pushed that number up but the age of the Earth at 4.5 billion years or so was only determined in 1956.
 
2021-10-23 9:53:01 PM  

SMB2811: Shouldn't this be in fandom?


Yeah, keep this shiatsu out of scientific discussions.
 
2021-10-23 11:02:27 PM  
That reminds me, I need to plant a few more fake dinosaur skeletons in the neighbor's lawn this weekend.
 
2021-10-23 11:33:11 PM  

Aussie_As: The history of how scientists have understood the age of the Earth is quite interesting. Until nuclear reactions were understood many scientists presumed the sun was a "conventional" gas burning situation which had to burn out in a few hundred thousand years tops, which limited the age of the Earth accordingly. Then estimates based on the heat within the Earth pushed that number up but the age of the Earth at 4.5 billion years or so was only determined in 1956.


4.5 billion seems like a big number, but, compared to infinity it is so very very small. This universe is practically a new-born.
 
2021-10-24 12:17:17 AM  
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2021-10-24 12:29:43 AM  
The Book of Creation

Chapter 1
1. In the beginning God created Dates.
2. And the date was Monday, July 4, 4004 BC.

/this is not the bible
//but it might be obscure
 
2021-10-24 5:41:32 AM  
That's because Earth isn't 6000 years old, it's 5782 years old according to Orthodox Judaism, and the end of the world must come before year 2239.  One of the things I wish I could live long enough to see is what will happen to Judaism when the year 2240 rolls around and the Messiah hasn't come yet.

At least I'll (probably) be around in about ten years when the last person born before the end of World War One dies, completely invalidating  Jehovah's Witnesses prophecies.  It should be interesting to see them squirm when that happens.
 
2021-10-24 6:09:40 AM  
Sorry subby, I don't think you calculated that date correctly, the Earth's age MUST be different...

...because he used the Julian calendar instead of Gregorian, which means he was off by a few days.
 
2021-10-24 8:08:50 AM  

Baron Harkonnen: That's because Earth isn't 6000 years old, it's 5782 years old according to Orthodox Judaism, and the end of the world must come before year 2239.  One of the things I wish I could live long enough to see is what will happen to Judaism when the year 2240 rolls around and the Messiah hasn't come yet.

At least I'll (probably) be around in about ten years when the last person born before the end of World War One dies, completely invalidating  Jehovah's Witnesses prophecies.  It should be interesting to see them squirm when that happens.


They'll do what they all do, simply move up the date.
 
2021-10-24 9:15:39 AM  
Yes, yes, but how did this all lead to the fall of his house?
 
2021-10-24 12:31:58 PM  

bigdog1960: aerojockey: Interesting, if you look at the articler on Ussher's chronology, you'll see he's actually defended by Steven Jay Gould.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ussher_c​hronology

Modern proponents of this interpretation hold that the creation date 4004 BC could be inaccurate.


4004 BC is very accurate if we allow for a margin of error of five billion years one way or the other.
 
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