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# the earth is 6000 years old

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 Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point Started: 12/12/2014 Category: Science Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period Viewed: 632 times Debate No: 66905
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 Pro The gravitational pull of the moon creates a "tidal bulge" on earth that causes the moon to spiral outwards very slowly. Because of this effect, the moon would have been closer to the earth in the past. Based on gravitational forces and the current rate of recession, we can calculate how much the moon has moved away over time. If the earth is only 6,000 years old, there"s no problem, because in that time the moon would have only moved about 800 feet (250 m). But most astronomy books teach that the moon is over four billion years old, which poses a major dilemma"less than 1.5 billion years ago the moon would have been touching the earth!Report this Argument Con I accept. There is a 750 character limit so I'll have to be brief. My opponent is responsible for shouldering the burden of proof in showing his assertion that the Earth is 6000 years old is true. I'd like to request a source from my opponent for his moon theory.There are several pieces of evidence that give credit to an Earth older than 6000 years. As the character limits won't allow me to go in depth into each piece of evidence, I'll include a source link which lists and describes evidence for an old Earth:http://rationalwiki.org...There are no comparable pieces of evidence for an Earth younger than 6000 years old. As such, we can reasonably assume that the Earth is not 6000 years old, but much older. Report this Argument
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Posted by Leo.Messi 2 years ago
How was it dated?
Carbon Dating or by the rings of the tree?
(I assume carbon dating(which is incorrect) because In order to see the rings of a tree you must cut it down. And the environmental groups wouldn't allow that.)
So if the tree was dated by carbon that would not necessarily be true.
Posted by Valkrin 2 years ago
http://mentalfloss.com...

Oldest tree is almost 10,000 years old.
Posted by Valkrin 2 years ago
There's a tree older than 6000 years old XD
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