Quote from Liddle Noodnik
oh my, a 10,000 year old earth? oh my...
I am kind of wondering how/where some religions are coming up with the 10,000 year old earth. Christian fundamentalists used to believe the earth was 6,000 year old, which i kind of understood how they came up with that one out of the bible, using the genealogical tree from Adam to Jesus, to today's year, it comes out to be about 6,000 years old.
sounds like the previously popular 6,000 year old earth is being discarded,
like the US congressman in reply #4, who feels it is a 9,000 year old earth,
and your poll, which offers a 10,000 year old earth, is accepted by 46% of Americans.
i can only wonder how/where they came up with that number. INteresting.
Interesting also, that % seems to be on the rise, too. wow!!
but yes, i'll agree, it is hard to get an accurate poll, but, gallup is pretty respected. They do sort out their respondents, so, it's kind of hard to accuse them of only asking a certain type of person, since they show
who they did ask.
I would have preferred they just asked if the person believed in evolution, period, instead of adding in the god part of the question, just to assess how many people do believe in evolution.