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# The age of the earth is over 10,000 years old.

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imsmarterthanyou98
 Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point Started: 1/18/2014 Category: Religion Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period Viewed: 654 times Debate No: 44221
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 Pro Hi i would like to have a interesting debate about this topic!I would like to debate that the age of our earth is over 10,000 years old.1.Use logic2.First round acceptance.3.Second round opening.4.Third rebuttals.5.Closeing statements.Thanks,:)Report this Argument Con I give up. This is by far the most one sided debate I have ever seen in my life and I challenged by accident. Congratulations i guessReport this Argument Pro It's alright.Report this Argument Con Well im sure your argument would have been good :)Report this Argument Pro Evidence has convinced scientists that the Earth is 4.5 billion years old (plus or minus about 1%) . This value is derived from several different lines of evidence however i do not have to prove that the age of the earth is 4.5 billion years old i simply must prove that the age of the earth is over 10,000 years old.P1. Radiometric age dating The oldest rocks which have been found date to about 3.8 to 3.9 billion years ago by several radiometric dating methods. Some of these rocks are sedimentary, and include minerals which are themselves as old as 4.1 to 4.2 billion years. Rocks of this age are relatively rare, however rocks that are at least 3.5 billion years in age have been found on North America, Greenland, Australia, Africa, and Asia. These values alone do not excatly indicate an age for the Earth, they do establish a lower limit (the Earth must be at least as old as any formation on it). This lower limit is at least concordant with the independently derived figure of 4.55 billion years for the Earth's actual age P2. The realiability of radiometric dating The atoms of radioactive isotopes are unstable have a fixed decay over time by dischargeing particles at a fixed rate, transforming the material into a stable substance. For example, half the mass of carbon-14,(the hardest substance known to mankind)Is an unstable isotope of carbon, and decays into nitrogen-14 over a fixed time period.The regularity of this decay allows scientists to determine the age of extremely old organic materials.With a high degree of precision. The decay of uranium-238, has a half-life of nearly 4.5 billion years, enabled geologists to determine the age of the Earth. Many scientists, including Marie and Pierre Curie, Ernest Rutherford and George de Hevesy, have tried to influence the rate of radioactive decay to try and test the true accuracy of dateing by radically changing the pressure, temperature, magnetic field, acceleration, or radiation environment of the source. No experiment to date has detected any change in rates of decay. Therefore we can all come to the conclusion that since P1 and P2 are valid and backed by evidence and science the age of the earth is over 10,000 years old. Report this Argument Con maxm246 forfeited this round.
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Posted by gryephon 4 years ago
I noticed this debate didn't go well, for Con hollered uncle.

Imsmarterthanyou, if you want to do the debate, I don't mind running Con.
Posted by dtaylor971 4 years ago
-_-

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Posted by imsmarterthanyou98 4 years ago
Max...you are CON in this debate.
Posted by maxm246 4 years ago
Ok, lets look at this logically (honestly I can't even believe there is two sides to this)

1.) When in school you learned about the dinosaurs on earth 65 MILLION years ago, that was on earth. This goes for other events such as the ice age, 12,000 years ago. So many things have happened on earth proving that it has existed for more than 10,000 years.

2.) Even if we don't go with this, all you need to do is look around at rock formations, fossils, and even oceans to tell that the world is more than 10,000 years old. The gas you put in your car is more than 10,000 years old and is on earth, it came from plants under pressure millions and millions of years ago.

3.) I have proved myself, but I will keep going. According to several hundred different valid sources with experts in the field of geology, the earth was created 4.54 billion years old. They came to this conclusion from dating rocks and the earth's surface.

4.) Seriously guys? that boulder over there is more than 10,000 years old. This topic is kind of actually insulting. Did you really expect people to think that the earth is 10,000 years old? America provides free education, clearly it isn't working.

Thank you for listening, have a nice day everyone
Posted by imsmarterthanyou98 4 years ago
Refer to my first rule.
Posted by zmikecuber 4 years ago
The earth is actually only five minutes old. All our memories are implanted.
Posted by imsmarterthanyou98 4 years ago
Yeah haha.
Posted by DudeStop 4 years ago
Dammit I have to use logic?
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