That's not what you said. You said a young earth was equally as likely as an old one.
If there isn't enough information to make an accurate determination as to how old something is, then what you've said here is the logical next step - that something being old or young is equally likely.
Bis thinks the earth could be 10,000 years old.
No. Bis doesn't presume to know how old the earth is.
Regardless of what the bible says, the earth is billions of years old.
So how do you know that? Oh, right, you're a sheep following blindly behind whoever you think might lead you in the right direction. Baa, baa, BL sheep, have you any wool? No sir, no sir, you're just a fool.
Bis, I also love your thoughts on communism.
I discussed socialism. Communism is a form of socialism, though it bears little resemblance to the specific points I mentioned.
It sure is for the top 10% or so. And its really really not for the bottom 50. But most people (sheeple) think its great.
Capitalism is absolutely wonderful for those at the top, and they have every reason to enjoy it and want it to stay the way it is. However, it doesn't make sense for the vast majority of people.
In fact, it's absurd on the face of it. Where else can you get a large group of people to willingly accept a deal that continually screws over the vast majority of them so that a few can benefit greatly?
It's downright ridiculous, and yet people continue to accept it.
I dont think it is possible to have the ultimate communist/socialist system, because there are too many people willing to do anything to take and or keep power, humans generally suck is what it boils down to.
I agree that people generally suck from an economic standpoint and perhaps in other ways as well. That's not simple cynicism but based on years of observation, study, and analysis by myself as well as others.
The solution, however, is intricately simple, as I already mentioned. You simply offer whomever wants it the chance to give up capitalism for a socialist environment where everyone is as equal as humanly possible. No one is forced to join against their will, so there is no backlash. The benefits for those who were formerly poor and destitute are instant and amazing - they are now absolutely middle class and on equal footing with everyone else. How do you avoid laziness and shirking? You simply make it abundantly clear anyone not doing their equal share of the work (whatever their job is) will be removed from the socialist community and forced to return to the capitalist world, where they will once again be subjugated to the situation they came to the community to avoid. Who would want to be lazy or shirk work onto others if the punishment is to go from middle class to being poor again?
As for the age of the Earth, obviously nobody can know the definite answer to that, but I certainly believe in billions of years old, all evidence that I put stock in points to that.
I think there are a lot of things we THINK we know from a scientific standpoint which will later be shown to be false. At one point many intelligent people thought the earth was the center of the universe. At another point many intelligent people seriously considered (if not outright believed) the earth could be "flat". Both were clearly wrong.
In MANY other cases, scientists have had theories which attempted to explain various phenomenons and made sense at the time, only to later admit the theory was wrong when more information was discovered.
So while most people will gladly follow like a sheep behind any group of scientists who says they "know" something, I choose to think for myself. If there is any dispute over a topic, I don't just jump on the bandwagon where the majority of scientists ride. I think for myself and if I don't believe there is enough evidence to jump to a conclusion, I'm not afraid to say so.
There have been many free thinkers like myself throughout history. Most of them have been ridiculed by people who amount to ignorant bullies, so its not a surprise that people such as BL fill that role for me here. In most cases the free thinkers are not only more intelligent than the sheep who attempt to belittle them, but they are also correct.