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And that is a shame, because the scientist who figured it out, Patterson, also provided the planet more than just its birth date.
He saved many of us alive today from the scourge of lead poisoning."He was a fearless guy," says Caltech geologist John Eiler, who spoke from the lab where Patterson made many of his discoveries.
Lost amid the political back-and-forth is the answer to the question of how we know the age of our planet.
What is less commonly known are any of the details of how the issue was settled: such as that the 4.5 billion year 'date' came from a single meteorite that was assumed to be the same age as the earth's core.
And since this favored 'date' is the only one that's trumpeted by the media it is the only date that many assume to be correct.
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 ...Football is fun for bickering, but for really wrecking family dinners over the Thanksgiving holidays, try tackling the week's political argument over the age of the Earth.