The results are not promising either way.
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.
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.
Sounds like a debate between Bible believers and non-Bible believers to me.
A wise man once told me; God created man, man created time
Welcome back, hope school went well.
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.
Everyone knows the world was created on Sunday, October 23, 4004 B.C., at 9 a.m.
>>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%
The Devil — 68%
Then a big drop off
Ghosts — 51%
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.
Who goes to these sites, anyways?