1. Standard memberwoodypusher
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    25 Feb '14 19:55
    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/next/earth/4-4-billion-year-old-crystal-is-the-oldest-piece-of-earths-crust/
  2. Subscribersonhouse
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    25 Feb '14 22:19
    Originally posted by woodypusher
    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/next/earth/4-4-billion-year-old-crystal-is-the-oldest-piece-of-earths-crust/
    I read that. That ion probe must be a bitch to operate! It sounds like a cross between an ion implanter and an electron microscope but using ions instead of electrons.

    You might call it an ion microscope but not sure.
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    26 Feb '14 12:27
    Originally posted by woodypusher
    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/next/earth/4-4-billion-year-old-crystal-is-the-oldest-piece-of-earths-crust/
    It would be nice if they would not keep trying to mislead people by making op ages of billions of years to make their finds seem extra special. It makes people doubt the rest of their stuff when they keep making up these wild dates.
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    26 Feb '14 12:45
    Originally posted by RJHinds
    It would be nice if they would not keep trying to mislead people by making op ages of billions of years to make their finds seem extra special. It makes people doubt the rest of their stuff when they keep making up these wild dates.
    This is Science Forum. Here we discuss Science stuff.
    If you want to discuss religious stuff, then there is a Spiritual Forum for just that.
  5. Standard memberRJHinds
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    26 Feb '14 13:241 edit
    Originally posted by FabianFnas
    This is Science Forum. Here we discuss Science stuff.
    If you want to discuss religious stuff, then there is a Spiritual Forum for just that.
    Well, when one starts talking about billions of years in the past or future that is science fiction.
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    26 Feb '14 13:30
    Originally posted by RJHinds
    Well, when one starts talking about billions of years in the past or future that is science fiction.
    Still science.

    I'm up to discuss this with you, but not here in the Science Forum. Unless you keep it science.
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    26 Feb '14 13:331 edit
    Originally posted by FabianFnas
    Still science.

    I'm up to discuss this with you, but not here in the Science Forum. Unless you keep it science.
    Science fiction to you is still science? It doesn't matter if it is true or false, right?
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    26 Feb '14 13:39
    Originally posted by RJHinds
    Science fiction to you is still science? It doesn't matter if it is true or false, right?
    It's only science fiction in your deluded mind. REAL people KNOW how old the Earth is and it is 100% certain not to be a few thousand years old.

    That is your delusion, not ours and please keep it out of the science forum.
  9. Standard memberwoodypusher
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    27 Feb '14 04:05
    Originally posted by RJHinds
    Science fiction to you is still science? It doesn't matter if it is true or false, right?
    Science fiction is more factual than your ridiculous bible.
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    John McCain just came out and said he wants his crystal back. 😠
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