Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 1 month ago

Atheists, if the planet earth is 4.5 billion years old then why hasn’t turned to dust?

If you haven’t noticed, old things turn to dust and since earth isn’t dust it is unreasonable to assume that earth is 4.5 billion years old and a reasonable estimation is that earth is about 5.000-7.000 years old

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*hasn’t it

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  • 1 month ago

    You seem not to have noticed where the dust goes. It ends up going back to the earth. So as things on the earth age and turn to dust, the earth itself is replenished. 

     

    It also picks up new material--gases, water, minerals attracted by earth's gravity and falling on it from surrounding space. Meteorites are common phenomena. 

     

  • 1 month ago

    5-7 years old!? I don't think so. Hell man, I'M older than that.

  • Paul
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Old things do turn to dust, constantly. Trees, mountains, structures built by humans, humans themselves, all collapse and disintegrate over time. But God has provided natural processes by which all of these regenerate over time. Isn't our Creator smart!

    born again Christian biologist

  • 1 month ago

    It's, all to do with gravity and the  fact that the earth has a superheated core and rotates on an axis

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  • 1 month ago

    That’s like saying you’ve swallowed an ice cube whole, but you haven’t pooped it out yet! 

  • 1 month ago

    And where would the dust go?  Gravity would pull it together, and geological processes would incorporate it into rock or things would eat it, or whatever.  The Earth itself stays together because of gravity.  Specific things ON Earth decay and get incorporated into other things.  Earth itself isn't going anywhere until acted on by some outside force.

  • jehen
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Well entropy says the Earth, and all other matter and energy will dissipate to nothingness in about 10^100 years.  Since the universe is about 1.4X10^9, that's 91 orders of magnitude longer than the 14 billion years the known universe has existed.  (1 order of magnitude is a ten fold increase, so that 91 orders of magnitude is really, really, really big, so big there is not a name for numbers that high). Long before that, in just a about 5 billion more years, the sun will consume the earth and leave it a burnt cinder.  A billion years after that the sun will shrink to hot, glowing white dwarf start until it cools to nothingness over billions and billions of years.   But if you haven't noticed, everything on the surface of the earth turns to dust, washed into the sea, where it settles making new rocks that may one day emerge as new land through the tectonic plate movement process.  This is the facts of science, that does not require atheism to accept. 

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    More brilliance from the mind of a Christer. 

  • 1 month ago

    If you haven't noticed, the earth is flat like Kansas

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Let me guess...you also believe the 5 second rule about dropping food on the floor.

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