Scientists have settled on the age of the earth of about 4.6 billion years as a result of research started almost 50 years ago.This conclusion was based upon carefully designed and conducted experiments that compared the ratios in rock samples of parent elements to daughter elements ( some of which would have been from radioactive decay of the parent, some of which may have been present in the sample at the time of formation).I'm not interested in people who think money is ...43, male, Gloucester, Gloucestershire Love rugby, a bit of fishing, being outdoors . Any jungle or remote places on earth , so much out there to be discovered. Peru, ...54, female, Wakefield, Yorkshire Hi - I'm a down to earth lady looking for the same as everyone else - that is someone to share amazing times and conversations with.Like doing DIY and sometimes I'm to useful for my own good . Someone to share the ups and downs of life with, someone who will enjoy adventures, holidays, walking with me to see some amazing sights and visit the coast.By experimentation, scientists have determined which rocks are suitable for various dating techniques.For K-Ar, for example, igneous rocks are good candidates for testing because they formed directly from molten magma and have a simple history. --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ...44, female, Leigh, Lancashire Not going to say much here as there will be nothing to talk about.
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Just the Variance of life forms on our planet, shows what may be "Out There". a reply to: gort51 It's not too far a stretch to just imagine that man has preconceived too small of an animal kingdom. , The weird thing is people my own age from other areas were never taught this or many other things that i thought were the norm a reply to: Lulzaroonie I think that one of the interesting things about these critters, is that they may have come about during the period where the atmosphere was over rich in greenhouse gasses, but poor in terms of what we know of today, as life sustaining chemical content.
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And life was prevalent enough to leave fossils 4.2B years ago...means life existed on earth almost immediately upon formation... I know we have been moving the needle back ever further and further but this is stunning... I remain hopeful extraterrestrial life will be confirmed in my lifetime... -Chris People have little idea of how old the Earth is. There could have been pockets of bacteria popping up all over the earth at different times for a billion years, and just as fast as they popped up, they could have gone extinct. Apparently all the water on Earth also came from Ice Comets, or so one theory goes.
Common sense would dictate it is far far older than the 4-or-so billion years science postulates. If this is the case, Life should be EVERYWHERE in the Universe, or at least our huge Galaxy.