Invertebrate Paleontology: Study of invertebrate animal fossils, such as mollusks, echinoderms, and others.Vertebrate Paleontology: Study of vertebrate fossils, from primitive fishes to mammals.For instance, say we see an object a million light-years away which appears to be rotating; that is, the light we receive in our telescopes carries this information “recording” this behavior.
Before so-called radiometric dating, Earth's age was anybody's guess.
Our planet was pegged at a youthful few thousand years old by Bible readers (by counting all the "begats" since Adam) as late as the end of the 19th century, with physicist Lord Kelvin providing another nascent estimate of 100 million years.
Despite all the biblical and scientific evidence for a young Earth/universe, this has long been a problem.
However, any scientific understanding of origins will always have opportunities for research—problems that need to be solved.
Apart from being hard to understand, it appears that such an explanation is not valid, since it would mean that we should see duplicates of everything.
Perhaps the most commonly used explanation is that God created light “on its way,” so that Adam could see the stars immediately without having to wait years for the light from even the closest ones to reach the Earth.
While we should not limit the power of God, this has some rather immense difficulties.
It would mean that whenever we look at the behavior of a very distant object, what we see happening never happened at all.
skyrocketed to international fame in 2015 as a claimed ape-like ancestor of man that fit the story of human evolution.
This month’s article is a map of the Engineered Adaptability series and highlights the places future articles will stop en route to its destination—a design-based framework that explains adaptability.
But for the sprawling sphere we call home, age is a much trickier matter.