Relative dating earth
Absolute dating, on the other hand is capable of telling the exact age of an item using carbon dating and many other techniques that were not there in earlier times.
Relative dating makes use of the common sense principle that in a deposition of layers.
Within the first billion years of Earth's history, life appeared in the oceans and began to affect the Earth's atmosphere and surface, leading to the proliferation of aerobic and anaerobic organisms.
Some geological evidence indicates that life may have arisen as much as 4.1 billion years ago.
Earth's gravity interacts with other objects in space, especially the Sun and the Moon, Earth's only natural satellite.
Earth's lithosphere is divided into several rigid tectonic plates that migrate across the surface over periods of many millions of years.
He would have answered that the Earth was ancient, that there had not been a Noachian flood, and that the species of life had not been fixed over the history of Earth.
In short, Genesis was an allegory and not literal history.
In this period a number of comprehensive cosmogonies were proposed.
These were long on armchair speculation and short on substantive supporting evidence.
For example, based on the primate fossil record, scientists know that living primates evolved from fossil primates and that this evolutionary history took tens of millions of years.