How can some people believe the Earth is only 10,000 years old (or less)?

 This assertion is contradicted by biology, physics, chemistry, geoscience, astronomy, and archaeology. 10,000 years is not enough time to account for the current amount of genetic variation in humans. If all humans were descended from two individuals that lived less than 10,000 years ago, it would require an impossibly high rate of mutation to reach humanity's current level of genetic diversity.

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  • Brian
    Lv 7
    1 month ago
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    There are people still debating if the Earth is Round or Flat.   So, it doesn't shock me that there are people debating how old the Earth is.

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  • Cowboy
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    1 month ago

    Convince people that magic is real and anything after that is easy as pie.

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  • 1 month ago

    Huh? That’s nothing. In your religion, you believe everyone came from a rock that was rained on for millions o’ years, which came from nothing exploding 13.978 billion years ago. 

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  • Ralph
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    1 month ago

    The fact of the matter: The heaven and the earth are exactly from creation 13,032 years old when April came around because April was the first month of the Jewish calendar, It goes by the Patriarchs of God holy word the bible only. 

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  • 1 month ago

    Remaining helium in zircon indicates 10K age of earth.  Neil Armstrong stepped out on 10K years of space dust.

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  • 1 month ago

    If you look to the stars, the star light that you see could be millions of light years old so the age of Earth would be a guess and so would when life began.......but getting paid seeking.....has answer with guesses.to get money to keep digging....

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    We still have people who believe the Earth is flat.

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  • tenn
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    They're uneducated, deliberately so.

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  • 1 month ago

    “If someone doesn’t value evidence, what evidence are you going to provide that proves they should value evidence?

    If someone doesn’t value logic, what logical argument would you invoke to prove they should value logic?”

    ― Sam Harris

    "Many believers admit that nothing could change their mind about their religious beliefs, which means they are no longer seekers of truth and have become, in essence, mindless religious robots. Religion consistently and effectively discourages introspection and inquiry. That isn't by accident."-- Bob Peters

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  • “Once you realize that the Bible does not purport to be a textbook of science, the old controversy between religion and science vanishes.”—(Father of the Big Bang Theory, Catholic priest, Monsignor George Lemaitre)

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