# HOW OLD IS THE EARTH??. Bishop James Ussher – 1581-1656 Used the Bible to estimate age of earth as approximately six thousand years

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<ul><li><p>HOW OLD IS THE EARTH??</p></li><li><p>Bishop James Ussher 1581-1656</p><p>Used the Bible to estimate age of earth as approximately six thousand years</p></li><li><p>What is the current estimate for the age of the earth??a) 5 thousand yearsb) 5 million yearsc) 5 billion yearsd) 5 trillion years</p></li><li><p>What is the current estimate for the age of the earth??a) 5 thousand yearsb) 5 million yearsc) 5 billion yearsd) 5 trillion years(More precisely, about 4.6 billion years)</p></li><li><p>What does 4.6 billion really mean?? How far off was Bishop Usshers 6000 year estimate?Stack of 6000 pennies = 29 feet tall</p><p>Stack of 4.6 billion pennies = ??? </p></li><li><p>What does 4.6 billion really mean?? How far off was Bishop Usshers 6000 year estimate?Stack of 6000 pennies = 29 feet tall</p><p>Stack of 4.6 billion pennies = 4200 MILES tall!!</p></li><li><p>What does 4.6 billion really mean?? How far off was Bishop Usshers 6000 year estimate?6000 dollars = $100 a day for 60 days </p><p>4.6 billion dollars = ??? </p></li><li><p>What does 4.6 billion really mean?? How far off was Bishop Usshers 6000 year estimate?6000 dollars = $100 a day for 60 days </p><p>4.6 billion dollars = $100 per day for 126,000 YEARS!!</p></li><li><p>CONCLUSION:</p><p>THE EARTH IS VERY, VERY OLD!</p></li><li><p>This very long time allowslong-term, slow changes tohave major effects.For example:Tectonic plates move very slowly -about 2 centimeters per year.</p><p>In a billion years, a plate could move2 billion cm thats about 12,500 miles!!(halfway around the earth)</p></li><li><p>For example:Say a 10,000 foot high mountain loses 1/8 inch in height each year due to weathering.</p><p>In a MILLION years, 10,410 feet would have worn away - the mountain would be completely gone.</p><p>In a BILLION years, a mountain 1000 times as tall would be completely worn away!! </p></li><li><p>Next Timeline Activity to get a better idea of what was going on during this very, very long time.</p></li></ul>