Dating the earth through the bible
The best estimates of the age of the Earth are calculated from the ratios of lead and uranium in meteorites found on Earth.These estimates are verified by Sir Isaac Newton speculated that because "comets occasionally hit the Sun", perhaps the Earth formed from the scattered debris and as such began in a molten state and has been cooling ever since.Once again, he treated the young Earth as a molten sphere, but also took into account the insulating crust.In light of volcanic eruptions, this is natural after all.
But for the sprawling sphere we call home, age is a much trickier matter.
There’s not much to debate about these views: One is fact, based on empirical scientific evidence; the other is fiction, based on biblically inspired fantasy.
Nye is an earnest educator; Ham is an exploitative fabulist.
These cosmogonies were part of the new emphasis of science in seeking rational explanations of the features of the world. This period was marked by a great deal of field geology rather than grand cosmogonies.
It became clear that there had been significant changes in the Earth's topography over time and that these changes could neither be accounted for by natural processes operating during the brief nor by the postulated Noachian flood.Nye, “the science guy,” plays by the rules of the scientific method and accepts the fundamental principle of biology: evolution by natural selection.