Concept radiometric dating rowupdating gridview findcontrol

18-Mar-2020 15:23

The second is that the rates of the physical processes in question are variable and knowledge of them was incomplete.

If you asked the same question of an educated European in AD 1900 you would have received a quite different answer.

There were various attempts to estimate the Earth's age, working back from sedimentation rates and other geophysical phenomena.

The attempts produced estimates from about 100 million years up to several billion years. The first is that the geological history was still being reconstructed.

The rise of science produced a major change in attitude.

In the pre-scientific world view the issue of the age of the Earth was a theological question.

If you asked the same question of an educated European in AD 1900 you would have received a quite different answer.There were various attempts to estimate the Earth's age, working back from sedimentation rates and other geophysical phenomena.The attempts produced estimates from about 100 million years up to several billion years. The first is that the geological history was still being reconstructed.The rise of science produced a major change in attitude.In the pre-scientific world view the issue of the age of the Earth was a theological question.The selections and comments here are not a complete exposition of the works of the authors mentioned; rather they were chosen to illustrate and exemplify changing perspectives over time.