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Happy 6012th Birthday, Earth

This is slightly belated since I was busy yesterday, but Happy Birthday, Earth! According to James Ussher’s 17th century calculations, God created the Earth on October 23, 4004 BC. We had a mini birthday party at Wednesday’s club meeting, and I made brownies:I promise that I omitted Asia and Australia due to a lack of planning, not some deep-seated hatred for those continents.

This is all fun until you realize people actually believe this stuff. Many dates from the Creation Museum were taken from Ussher’s chronology. Because you know, one guy interpreting the Bible is so solid that nearly 400 years of scientific developments doesn’t really matter.

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  1. says

    « Because you know, one guy interpreting the Bible is so solid that nearly 400 years of scientific developments doesn't really matter. »

    Creationist: ‘THAT’s what we’ve been trying to tell you!!’

    Actually, knowing that some think that way just A) makes me feel so good about myself, and B) amuses me. Which only heightens A).

  2. says

    « Because you know, one guy interpreting the Bible is so solid that nearly 400 years of scientific developments doesn’t really matter. »Creationist: ‘THAT’s what we’ve been trying to tell you!!’Actually, knowing that some think that way just A) makes me feel so good about myself, and B) amuses me. Which only heightens A).

  3. says

    Once again, everybody always gets this wrong, but–James Ussher calculated that God created the universe on 22/23 October 4004 BC on the (proleptic) Julian calendar. But we use the Gregorian calendar today. The earth's birthday would therefore fall on 20/21 September, not 22/23 October. Not that anybody cares; it's all moonshite anyway.

    Ussher picked 21 September 4004 BCE because it was a Sunday (remember, the first week began on a Sunday) and it was the autumnal equinox, which supposedly marked the beginning of the Jewish year. He assumed that the days would be like Jewish days, beginning at sunset on what we would consider the previous day. Hence 20/21 September (beginning at sunset) marks the birthday of the earth, and for that matter the entire universe.

    The brownies look good.

  4. says

    Once again, everybody always gets this wrong, but–James Ussher calculated that God created the universe on 22/23 October 4004 BC on the (proleptic) Julian calendar. But we use the Gregorian calendar today. The earth’s birthday would therefore fall on 20/21 September, not 22/23 October. Not that anybody cares; it’s all moonshite anyway.Ussher picked 21 September 4004 BCE because it was a Sunday (remember, the first week began on a Sunday) and it was the autumnal equinox, which supposedly marked the beginning of the Jewish year. He assumed that the days would be like Jewish days, beginning at sunset on what we would consider the previous day. Hence 20/21 September (beginning at sunset) marks the birthday of the earth, and for that matter the entire universe.The brownies look good.

  5. says

    Bah. Everyone knows the universe was created Last Thursday. Any evidence to the contrary was fabricated during that creation.

    Especially that delicious batch of brownies. Mmm… falsified evidence planted by an inscrutable superior being… with chocolate!

  6. says

    Bah. Everyone knows the universe was created Last Thursday. Any evidence to the contrary was fabricated during that creation.Especially that delicious batch of brownies. Mmm… falsified evidence planted by an inscrutable superior being… with chocolate!

  7. Anonymous says

    The date of creation has little to do with anything. I admire the Jewish guy who combined Genesis with an exponentialy decreasing time scale. He bought into Jewish mysticism. But times and concepts are a-changing. Contiguous dimensional worlds contrast with materialists who think 'this world is all there is'.GeorgeRic It pleases me to let open-minded people know about new ways of pondering about the age-old questions. With the existence of 'Techie Worlds' (available at amazon.com) believers in Christianity can hold their views utilizing sound logic, clear thinking and a mechanistic view of worlds. Applying Flatland's concept of contiguous dimensional worlds, Trinity, Resurrection, Judgment and soul are sensible and mechanically viable beliefs. 'Techie Worlds' follows that rule of science by which individual details are tested for their conformity to the overarching hypothesis. Admittedly, agnostics may choose not to follow such obvious and sensible logic, but no longer can they denigrate believers for fuzzy thinking. Moslems and pagans who read and understand the sound logic of the Flatland concept must adopt the reasonable Trinitarian view. 'Techie Worlds' will make them abandon the ways of terror and adopt the way of love. Techie Worlds is not standard preacher-prattle. Only by reading it can you open your mind to its valid way of understanding Christianity.

  8. Anonymous says

    The date of creation has little to do with anything. I admire the Jewish guy who combined Genesis with an exponentialy decreasing time scale. He bought into Jewish mysticism. But times and concepts are a-changing. Contiguous dimensional worlds contrast with materialists who think ‘this world is all there is’.GeorgeRic It pleases me to let open-minded people know about new ways of pondering about the age-old questions. With the existence of ‘Techie Worlds’ (available at amazon.com) believers in Christianity can hold their views utilizing sound logic, clear thinking and a mechanistic view of worlds. Applying Flatland’s concept of contiguous dimensional worlds, Trinity, Resurrection, Judgment and soul are sensible and mechanically viable beliefs. ‘Techie Worlds’ follows that rule of science by which individual details are tested for their conformity to the overarching hypothesis. Admittedly, agnostics may choose not to follow such obvious and sensible logic, but no longer can they denigrate believers for fuzzy thinking. Moslems and pagans who read and understand the sound logic of the Flatland concept must adopt the reasonable Trinitarian view. ‘Techie Worlds’ will make them abandon the ways of terror and adopt the way of love. Techie Worlds is not standard preacher-prattle. Only by reading it can you open your mind to its valid way of understanding Christianity.

  9. says

    I’ve been searching for tutorials like this for almost a week and i tend to not understand all of them except your post. It’s a good thing you made it in a step by step process. Thanks.

  10. says

    Terrific work! This is the type of information that should be shared around the web. Shame on the search engines for not positioning this post higher!

  11. says

    Yes, thats a nice thing. Beacause as Human being we have to know when the earth was born, how many age is going on of the earth. How many things is creat for us. And we have to choose all of the creation of EaRtH positively.

  12. says

    Hey, Nice to see the celebrate of the earths birthday. The significant of the EaRtH we have to understand. The picture is also colorful, the cake is look s so testy.The page layout is also nice.Thanks.

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