According to scientists, the most recent estimate for the age of the universe is 13.82 billion years old. Our own sun is 4.603 billion years old and earth is a ripe new 4.54 billion years. If a year is the time that it takes for the earth to revolve completely around the sun once and the universe is 9.28 billion years older than earth, how did one measure time back then? In reality, is the earth’s orbit and speed fixed? If it was different in the past, then the length of a year is a variable. In the scheme of things, Albert Einstein looked beyond Newtonian physics and saw space and time as an interwoven grid similar to graph paper. Gravity stretched space/time into a 3rd dimension and many mysteries were answered with his theories through the language of science: mathematics; therefore, it became accepted. If space and time form a uniform 2D grid and both space and time have been expanding since the big bang theory (also accepted), then a long time ago, time was much smaller as was space. This gives the Young Earth Creationism theories about evolution some credence as 6,000 to 10,000 years ago could translate to 4.5 billion years ago using a variable time factor. This is the beauty of science. If you have an idea and you can present it well with mathematical proof and logic, you can write a book, jump on the touring wagon, and get paid to present it to the world as fact. If convincing enough, you WILL win followers and it becomes accepted as fact by that group. Religions and political views work on this principle. 600 years ago, and even today, people believed the earth is flat and denialism is tough to change. “You’re lying,” is a difficult accusation to disprove. Ask any lawyer. When it comes to scientists, respect is due, because when the “Lab Coats” team up with engineers, they can and have evaporated millions of life forms in the blink of an eye. Hiroshima didn’t just kill humans; it annihilated every living thing. SHE BLINDED ME WITH SCIENCE! 

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