The fact that 16% of U.S. biology teachers believe the earth is less than 10,000 years old…

May 26th, 2008

…bothers me a lot less than the fact that 48% of the general public believes the same thing.

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  • 1. Chris  |  May 26th, 2008 at 10:04 pm

    Hey who needs science when you gots the good book.

  • 2. Kate  |  May 27th, 2008 at 2:21 pm

    Y’know, I’m of the “Creationist”/intelligent design mode, but even I don’t buy into that less than 10,000 year old stuff.

  • 3. Timbob  |  May 28th, 2008 at 4:17 pm

    According to carbon dating and other scientific methods, the earth is approximately 3 billion years old with an accuracy of approximately plus or minus 4 billion years – when you consider the statistical accuracy of these methods. If you realize that the earth can not be minus 1 billion years old, then the logical conclusion is that the world is somewhere between 0 years old and 7 billion years old – 10,000 years fits well within this range.

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