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Does anyone believe in a "closed ecology," and, if so, could Earth be one too?
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I feel as if the creator of this thread just wanted to make fun of others
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Darkphoenix3450 wrote:

time for a very sad thread.

In America 2009 it was said that 18% of Americans believe that earth was under 10,000 years old. National Science Board has asked Americans if they accept the idea of a young earth and almost 2 out of 10 Americans agree with that. That is over 62 million Americans believe that evolution is wrong and earth was made a just 6,000 to 10,000 years ago.

IN my opinion that is scary, proves just how shifty Americans educational system really is. With all the evidence we have for how the earth is, we still have so many ignorant people living in this country makes me think what the fuck is wrong with 18% of Americans.


Discus your opinions on Young earth, and what you think about the people who believe in it.


"it was said" ?? by whom, where was this poll taken, by whom was the poll taken?? etc etc..

These kind of stats/polls are always garbage.

Probably taken in just one community or something. when you dig deeper into these these kinda polls you always find out they are skewed bullshit and almost always push the agenda of the person who took the poll/ did the study. just nonsense~

Im sure there are a chunk of people that believe the earth is not as old as it really is and thats fine. they are entitled to their opinion too.



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OP just had to mention leaking pipes. It's unrelated, but I got a chuckle out of that, after my little "accident" today that flooded my basement.


Anyway, serifsansserif brought up an interesting perspective, as well as eightcar. Me, I'm cool with the 1+ billion years-old assumption. I used to be a dinosaur and Ice Age addict (still kind of am).

I don't really mind if people disagree with the Earth's supposed age, but my own stance won't be swayed. After all, I think the planet's age, and that of long-dead people/creatures, are pretty irrelevant to the present. Whether or not a mammoth carcass is five thousand or more that fifteen thousand years-old won't change my life.
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Jesus did say He was there at creation ...but He didn't say how many years ago that was, nor can the Bible be used to date the history of the earth. Far more than 18% believe God had some role in evolution - I don't understand what difference that would make; the earth is a sphere, water boils at 212 F, science advances (gasp) even when scientists are people of faith. Assuming people of faith are ignorant, well that is the height of ignorance and arrogance. A very old earth would not disprove the Biblical account in any case ...Intelligent Design is fine with it.
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As far as I'm concerned, the earth is 30 years old and will only last another 40-50ish years. All aspects of 'history' as we know it was just manufactured for my benefit.
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Well, I think it's a bit of a shame, but I can understand it.

It's because people set up this unnecessary dichotomy where they're told that their religious convictions conflict with science. That dichotomy need not be there, but extremists on both sides of a philosophical discussion coerce people into thinking that it's there, and thus obscure the true science.

I personally think we'll continue to have adherents of the young earth idea so long as we keep perpetuating this dichotomy.

Again, it's a darn shame, but I can't blame 'em really.

Though I personally don't really care. Young earth, old earth, it doesn't really matter to me personally ~ thus I haven't really researched it and just default to what has the most credibility. Not because I feel strongly that it's true, but because I don't know and don't think that it's terribly important, so why not? lol
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Lowlights wrote:

I'm almost 18 so the earth is almost 18


Wait if the earth is not 18 years old yet, does that mean I'm older than the earth?
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I'm sorry to rain on your parade, to all you naysayers, but the earth is just a lot older than 10,000 years and us humans have been around far longer than that.
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narutosonic330 wrote:


geauxtigers1989 wrote:


narutosonic330 wrote:

I don't believe the Earth is 3 billion years old. In fact, I think it is less than 15,000 years.


Based on what?


The Holy Bible... In before religious discrimination.


The Bible predates what we call modern science by over 1000 years. Therefore, there is no science in scripture, so says the Vatican.
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This isn't a science quote ...but this isn't a science thread either, so it fits as a counter to it's paradigm:

18 For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 19 For it is written: "I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, And bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent." 20 Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the disputer of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of this world? 21 For since, in the wisdom of God, the world through wisdom did not know God, it pleased God through the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe. 22 For Jews request a sign, and Greeks seek after wisdom; 23 but we preach Christ crucified, to the Jews a stumbling block and to the Greeks foolishness, 24 but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. 25 Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men. 26 For you see your calling, brethren, that not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called. 27 But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty; 28 and the base things of the world and the things which are despised God has chosen, and the things which are not, to bring to nothing the things that are, 29 that no flesh should glory in His presence. (1 Corinthians 1)
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First, you don't need a questionnaire like this to realize a good portion of Americans are not bright. Second, thinking the Earth is 10k years or billions makes no difference to anything in our daily lives. Third, I believe God created Earth, but it took billions of years.

A better indication would be how many believe 9-11 (twin towers) was an inside job and not terrorists. At least in that case there was evidence that it was planes.
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NintendoFan05 wrote:


harutoharuta wrote:

Hey, just be happy there hasn't been a percentage made for the people who think the world is 2015 years old.



Even though the earth is like 4.54 billion years old. (According to google).


You don't understand.....

Some people think the planet is 2015 years old because it is the year 2015. These people somehow have stable careers and are able to support their families.

Some people think they should not vaccinate their kids because a doctor said vaccines cause autism. And when you tell them the doctor admitted there was no proof and the CDC overwhelmingly supports vaccination, THEN THEY QUESTION YOUR SOURCES. And, once you give them sources, they still refuse to believe. These people are actually aspiring to get into medical fields.

I can't even make this s*** up if I wanted to. I, too, am continually astounded by how silly some people can be. I'm optimistic that someone will always be sillier than you can even imagine.
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narutosonic330 wrote:


geauxtigers1989 wrote:


narutosonic330 wrote:

I don't believe the Earth is 3 billion years old. In fact, I think it is less than 15,000 years.


Based on what?


The Holy Bible... In before religious discrimination.


That's always the go to argument isn't it? Oh yeah well look at the bible! Never gets old

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