Herbie Brennan

How Old Is the Earth, Really?

BY STEPHEN E. ROBBINS, Ph.D.

We are on a remote, dusty plain in Montana. The Discovery Channel takes us breathlessly to view the excavation of the grave of a 65-million-year-old Mama T-Rex. The intact, huge and heavy thigh bone of the weighty mom must be broken in half to enable a helicopter to pick it up, and by this serendipitous event, a researcher later discovers that the inside of the bone yet contains organic tissue! “Currently,” a commentator opines, “the biochemical community estimates that protein structures can at best last…

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