Is Earth Really 6,000 Years Old?
Majid Ali, M.D.
Deep Time and Flat-Earthers
Flat-Earthers believe Earth is 6,000 years old. Below is text reproduced from an essay by Prof. Padian published in the journal Nature in February 2008:
“Deep Time This apt phrase was not known in Darwin’s time, but was an inevitable concept. Darwin wrote in the Origin that any reader who has not grasped the incredible stretch of time required for biological evolution “may at once close this book”. He was serious. He calculated the period necessary to build up and wear down many of the major rock formations of England, to underscore the point. True, Lord Kelvin’s calculated limits on solar duration nonplussed many supporters of Deep Time, but Darwin was not cowed by physics, because he knew the rocks. Deep Time was absolutely necessary to his theory, in a way that it had not been for any biological theory before. It was no longer possible to accept that Earth was 6,000 years old, as some Biblical scholars estimated.”
Darwin and Dysox Triology
For more on the subject, please the companion article entitled “Dr. Ali’s Pre-East Course Part 3 – Of Darwin and Freud” posted on this web site. For professional readerrs, I suggest my Darwin and Dysox Triology, the 10th, 11th, and 12th volumes of my textbook entitled “The Principles and Practice of Integrative Medicine (available in print and digital formats at http://www.AliAcademy.Org.