Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Happy Bearthday

Maybe you didn't know this, but today is the Earth's birthday.



So how old is it?

Well, after a careful and thorough accounting of biblical "begats" in 1650, the Archbishop James Ussher calculated that our planet was created on October 23, 4004 B.C. - making it 6,010 years old. Holy smokes that's old!

If you hold a geocentric view, you limit your universe to the moon. The Earth is about 4.6 billion years old.

2 comments:

gina said...

Then why is Earth Day April 22? I have always been so proud that the Earth and I share the same birthday, and I always believed we shared it for a reason. Who decides these dates? And why did this guy think it was in October? What are these calculations precisely? It's going to take A LOT of hardcore evidence to convince me we don't share a birthday.

gina said...

PS: those videos from your cell phone? Way cool.