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2021-10-24 12:17:17 AM  
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2021-10-23 9:09:15 PM  
4 votes:
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 5:37:12 PM  
3 votes:
"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  
2 votes:
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_chronology
 
2021-10-23 8:38:58 PM  
2 votes:
Shouldn't this be in fandom?
 
2021-10-23 8:45:08 PM  
2 votes:
Fascinated by the notion that calendar dates and even hours and minutes progressed in reverse until Jesus was born.
 
2021-10-24 12:31:58 PM  
2 votes:

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_chronology

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.
 
2021-10-23 8:41:58 PM  
1 vote:
Nothing like a crazy Irishman.
 
2021-10-23 9:09:10 PM  
1 vote:

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_chronology


Gould was known for giving people credit for trying their best with limited knowledge
 
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