Posted by burnsy483 on 2/8/2013 2:18:00 PM (view original):
Posted by Jtpsops on 2/8/2013 2:13:00 PM (view original):That's fair, to a point. But what you're saying is you believe that when someone claims that a rock is 3 million years old, that they are wrong by 2,990,000 years. That's quite a difference.
Once again, you're trusting that their analysis of the decay rate of isotopes is correct. The only true way to do that would be to actively observe rocks over a period of time, and then extrapolate the observed rate of decay over a longer period of time. That's like saying "I saw Ozzie Smith homer in a game once. Since he played in 2,573 games, I know FOR A FACT that he hit 2,573 HR in his career!"
Fact is, scientists have been actively using this technology for much to short of a time span to conclusively KNOW what the rate of decay over thousands or millions of years would be. It's their best guess based on what they know now.
And again, between option A and option B, A makes more sense to me. It's not to say that B is wrong completely, but evidence I've been given points to A.
Option B is based entirely on a literary work, written thousands of years ago. That work has been edited and parsed and changed over the millennia by priests and religious zealots with some very legitimate reasons to use the book to control thoughts and actions.
And, as I think I've made clear, I'm not against the concept of God, but I think anyone who accepts the Bible as anything but a religious manifesto is misguided at best.
I'm just curious as to how blacks, orientals, hispanics, and nords all developed if we all came from Adam/Eve. Or if you accept the Noah ret-con, how we all developed from Noah and his daughters in only 10,000 years....