Joined: Feb. 2008
|Quote (RFJE @ Feb. 21 2009,13:27)|
|You are not guilty of the same thing? Has your big bang model or geologic time scale changed much? Everything that doesn't fit into it is rejected as insanity. |
This is just flat wrong. Not only are you shockingly ignorant of basic chemistry, you appear to be completely ignorant of the history of science as well.
Wikipedia has a decent synopsis on the age of the earth. The consensus has changed repeatedly based on new evidence. The fact that the ~4 billion years estimate has stood the last 70 years or so is based on a confluence of good evidence, not dogmatism.
Both a billion+ year old earth and the big bang* were greeted with skepticism and even ridicule until enough evidence was gathered to make the conclusions inescapable. This is something you could get from a basic popular history of science, a childrens encyclopedia, or even teh intertoobs!
* recall that the term itself was originally coined to ridicule the idea.