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No More Young Earth, Please

This article, written by a christian, outlines all of the different methods currently used to age geological phenomena as well as how they are used in conjunction with one another.

Radiometric Dating:  A Christian Perspective

It is all one needs presently to understand that the Earth is very much older than what young Earth creationists are likely to contend.  Read it and carry this knowledge with you into your future.

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” With the public the arguments of L’Etoile have had weight; and that the journal itself is convinced of their importance would appear from the manner in which it commences one of its essays upon the subject—’Several of the morning papers of the day,’ it says, ‘speak of the conclusive article in Monday’s Etoile.’  To me, this article appears conclusive of little beyond the zeal of its inditer.  We should bear in mind that, in general, it is the object of our newspapers rather to create a sensation—to make a point—than to further the cause of truth.  The latter end is only pursued when it seems coincident with the former.  The print which merely falls in with ordinary opinion (however well founded this opinion may be) earns for itself no credit with the mob.  The mass of the people regard as profound only him who suggests pungent contradictions of the general idea.  In ratiocination, not less than in literature, it is the epigram which is the most immediately and the most universally appreciated.  In both, it is of the lowest order of merit.”

—— Edgar Allan Poe (via M August C Dupin) from The Mystery of Marie Rogêt in The Works of Edgar Allan Poe p 181 originally published in 1842-1843

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