Originally posted by josephw
Whether the earth is 3 billion years old or a gazillion years old it makes no difference. There's no way to put it into relevant meaning in terms of the human experience. It's just the imagination run amuck with grandiose ideas designed to fluster true understanding.
All well and good but we know of I think 5 major extinction events that have happened in the last half billion years. The life before that was mainly bacterial mats but when animals start appearing, they were more vulnerable to the forces of nature (bacteria can live quite happy under a mile of rock, animals aren't so lucky) and knowing them and knowing the time scales, we can may mitigate the worse effects of the next one although we are in the middle of a giant extinction event right now, man made, thousands of species disappearing now or soon.
You refuse to believe these ages, you are stuck in a crack and won't get out, not viewing reality but just going over and over the same tired old dogma which is not even CLOSE to reality, just your wishful thinking and billions like you.
If it was up to that dogma, discoveries like major extinction events, giant asteroid hits on Earth, mega volcano's, major ice ages, none of that would have ever been discovered since according to you and all the rest of the duped, the world is only 6000 years old.
So you stick your head in the sands of time and you will find yourself left behind while the real world moves ahead and saves your sorry ass when a crunch hits, with technology or knowledge that never would have happened if creationists were in power, which at least in THIS century, will never happen, at least in the west.