While it has no impact for the unbeliever from the science side of the question, it is a serious issue from the Christian side of the question. John Collins’s recent book, On this general topic there is a recent poll by Life Way Research, brought to my attention by a reader. Poll: Pastors oppose evolution, split on earth’s age (and another version of the article here.) NASHVILLE, Tenn.
(BP) — Pastors overwhelmingly believe that God did not use evolution to create humans and think Adam and Eve were literal people, according to a survey by Life Way Research.
The negative construction here is a bit confusing – but younger pastors are more likely to accept a young earth.
I must admit that this last one both surprised me and concerns me.
Pastors are split on the age of the earth with about 43% disagreeing that the earth is 6000 years old, 46 % agreeing that it is 600o years old and 12% unsure.
9, also found that ministers are almost evenly split on whether the earth is thousands of years old. “Recently discussions have pointed to doubts about a literal Adam and Eve, the age of the earth and other origin issues,” said Ed Stetzer, vice president of research and ministry development for Life Way Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention.
Therefore, if a scientist has strong beliefs about this topic, he or she will tend to be biased against any evidence that contradicts their beliefs with regard to the earth's reported age: of 4.5 billion years. that (the) half-lives (of uranium-thorium-lead) are not constant but vary with time. comes from the study of pleochroic haloes which form in a rock in the following way.
For example, the 67 ( ) other methods of dating the earth, solar system, and/or universe. When a rock crystallises, the crystals of the minerals in the rock often enclose minute grains of other minerals which contain uranium and thorium.
In this regard, pro-evolution scientists are very selective about which dates they accept and which ones they reject: such as any date that is contrary to the Geological Time Chart -- to which all radiometric dates must fall in line with.
In this regard it should also be pointed out that for the theory of life from non-life, and/or from amoeba to jellyfish, to man to have any chance at all of being true, then the earth must be very old. can be summarized as follows: In other words, something in the past caused a significant amount of helium to build up inside these zircons (such as from a rapid decay episode of uranium), yet, in spite of the fact that helium has been observed to leak out readily from these zircons, it has not done so: simply because it hasn't had enough time to do so -- suggesting that the zircons themselves are only a few thousand years old."There is evidence to show ...