Universe is 80 million years older than previously thought

Mar 21, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: bostonglobe.com

New results from looking at the split-second after the Big Bang indicate the universe is 80 million years older than previously thought and provide ancient evidence supporting core concepts about the cosmos - how it began, what it's made of and where it's going.

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Mar 21, 2013
 
Don't tell a fundie.
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Mar 21, 2013
 
Mykro wrote:
Don't tell a fundie.
OK.

So exciting and puzzling ... I've many many new questions...
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liars! according to bible and Islamic traditions the universe is 7000 years old!

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Mar 23, 2013
 
I'll sleep much easier tonight, knowing that.

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Mar 23, 2013
 
Meh. Considering it was estimated to be around 14 billion years old to begin with, what's 80 million years, give or take?
It's kind'a like claiming that humans showed up on the scene 6 months earlier than previously believed. lol

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Mar 23, 2013
 
fellatius cunnilingus wrote:
liars! according to bible and Islamic traditions the You're nuts.universe is 7000 years old!
You're nuts.

Each 'day' of creation could easily have been thousands of years in our reckoning.

Genesis is a poem, and like many others, the words aren't literal.

"yome" is the Hebrew word for "day" and like the English equivalent, can represent something other than 24 hours, such as in the "day of the dinosaur" which lasted hundreds of thousands of years.

On the other hand, it could mean the "day of the liberal" in which case we are in deep shit.

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