Age of the Earth, Part 1

'Creation' by Hans Brosamer Wikimedia Commons

Scientific consensus currently holds that the Earth is a 4.5 billion-year-old planet in a 13.8 billion-year-old universe. But how do we know? Why do religious models of a much younger (or older) Earth fail to pass the baloney test? In this two-part Stuff to Blow Your Mind exploration, Robert Lamb and Joe McCormick explore the answers.

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Age of the Earth, Part 2 (forthcoming)

Order out of Chaos: How to Create a Universe (podcast)

Topics in this Podcast: religion, myth, Geology