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I wasn't aware of the site until now, and I don't see any word on how scientific the poll was. (Just one of those poll-on-a-page deals, or an actual survey?)

The results are not promising either way.

1 posted on 08/14/2007 8:44:04 PM PDT by DaveLoneRanger
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2 posted on 08/14/2007 8:44:29 PM PDT by DaveLoneRanger ("Being normal is not necessarily a virtue. It rather denotes a lack of courage.")
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From a biblical perspective, no way to know, because the time between God resting on the seventh day of creation, and the fall of Adam, is unknown. When you consider for a period Adam and Eve were in a timeless, eternal state, trying to apply time as we know it is pure speculation.
3 posted on 08/14/2007 8:49:42 PM PDT by HisKingdomWillAbolishSinDeath (Christ's Kingdom on Earth is the answer. What is your question?)
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To: DaveLoneRanger

The earth is as old as it is, regardless of what percentage of folks believe it to be whatever age.

And, there is no test question on the age of the earth in the “HAT” (Heaven Admission Test), so the whole discussion is interesting but of no import to my eternal life.


4 posted on 08/14/2007 8:52:10 PM PDT by Larry Lucido (Hunter 2008)
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To: DaveLoneRanger
The results are not promising either way.

I should hope not! The article notes:

Most in this group relied upon the information published by the Science community as evidence for an old Earth such as carbon dating...

Radiocarbon dating is useless for determining the age of the earth. It is useful for once-living things and extends back only about 50,000 years. The age of the earth is determined by several forms of radiometric dating and is about 4.5 billion years old.

Much of the sample population appears to be seriously deficient in their science education.

5 posted on 08/14/2007 8:52:48 PM PDT by Coyoteman (Religious belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge.)
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To: DaveLoneRanger

Sounds like a debate between Bible believer’s and non-Bible believer’s to me.


6 posted on 08/14/2007 9:10:30 PM PDT by doc1019 (Fred Thompson '08)
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To: DaveLoneRanger

A wise man once told me; God created man, man created time

Welcome back, hope school went well.


7 posted on 08/14/2007 9:17:54 PM PDT by Peacekeeper357 ( When Gore and the rest of the Limousine Liberals Carbon Footprint match mine,we'll talk)
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To: DaveLoneRanger
If "6 days" are thought of in terms of general relativity, than the universe could easily be 15 billion - or 6000 years old; each epoch of the expansion "relative" to its density as the expansion took place.

Time would have passed at a "slower" rate relative to a hypothetical "earthbound" observer.

Note though, this is "classical" thought which doesn't necessarily discount the multiverse concept of M-Theory where there may be an "infinite" number of "universes".

But neither does any of this undermine the role of God, for our place just a little further from the center of this spiral galaxy in a relatively debris free lane where metals are abundant, in a solar system where the outer planets sweep up a lot of the material that could impact us; where we live with a disproportionately sized Moon which stabilizes our planetary axis and fits just over the Sun in solar eclipses which allows us to test relativity theory; that we have plate tectonics which recycles our oceanic surface and gives us the means for the chemicals of life.

Thank God for it all, every day.

12 posted on 08/15/2007 12:30:48 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: DaveLoneRanger

Everyone knows the world was created on Sunday, October 23, 4004 B.C., at 9 a.m.

http://www.lhup.edu/~dsimanek/ussher.htm


13 posted on 08/15/2007 12:59:45 AM PDT by kaehurowing
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>>43% believed the Earth is less than billions of years old.<<

These numbers seem reasonable.

Compare them with Harris poll numbers:

Americans who believe in God — 90%
Survival of the soul after death — 84%
Heaven — 82%
Resurrection of Jesus — 80%
Virgin birth — 77%
Hell —69%
The Devil — 68%

Then a big drop off
Ghosts — 51%
Astrology —31%

http://www.harrisinteractive.com/harris_poll/index.asp?PID=359


18 posted on 08/15/2007 8:59:41 AM PDT by gondramB (Preach the Gospel at all times, and when necessary, use words)
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To: DaveLoneRanger

Christ said, “There will be many who cry, Lord, Lord...” They don’t really know Him. If you don’t believe the Bible in it’s entirety, you don’t believe in God entirely.


23 posted on 08/15/2007 1:25:02 PM PDT by vpintheak (Like a muddied spring or a polluted well is a righteous man who gives way to the wicked. Prov. 25:26)
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To: DaveLoneRanger

Who goes to these sites, anyways?


30 posted on 08/15/2007 3:20:47 PM PDT by x_plus_one (Allah is not Yahweh.)
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