U.S. State Senator: Earth Is 6,000 Years Old
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http://facebook.com/ScienceReason ... MSNBC's "Countdown" with Keith Olbermann: "Worst Person in The World" - Republican Arizona State Senator Sylvia Allen says: the Earth is only 6,000 years old.
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SYLVIA ALLEN thinks we shouldn't have any environmental laws because god gave us this planet to use up 6,000 years ago. Ironically, she wants the Uranium that proved this planet is over four billion years old (Uranium-lead dating).
Arizona state Senator Sylvia Allen (R) voices support for opening up uranium mining in the state. Sen. Allen responds to statements by environmentalists by assuring them that the "Earth is 6,000 years old ..." Twice.
This is a common creationist claim: a 6,000 year old Earth contradicts science and goes by tracing the descendants of Adam and Even from the Christian Bible.
After first making her video debut on ArizonaGuardian.com, Arizona state Senator Sylvia Allen hits the bigtime: MSNBC's "Countdown" with Keith Olbermann and the big winner of "Worst Persons."
RADIOMETRIC DATING (often called radioactive dating) is a technique used to date materials, usually based on a comparison between the observed abundance of a naturally occurring radioactive isotope and its decay products, using known decay rates.
It is the principal source of information about the absolute age of rocks and other geological features, including the age of the Earth itself, and can be used to date a wide range of natural and man-made materials. Together with stratigraphic principles, radiometric dating methods are used in geochronology to establish the geological time scale.
Among the best-known techniques are radiocarbon dating, potassium-argon dating and uranium-lead dating. By allowing the establishment of geological timescales, it provides a significant source of information about the ages of fossils and the deduced rates of evolutionary change. Radiometric dating is also used to date archaeological materials, including ancient artifacts.
Different methods of radiometric dating vary in the timescale over which they are accurate and the materials to which they can be applied.
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