Posted: Jul 27, 2010 7:56 pm
by tytalus
AMR wrote:
tytalus: In 2008 a team from McGill University found 4.28 billion year rock in northern Quebec, the Earth's age is usually estimated to be 4.6 billion years; the first life forms, primitive microfossils, are dated at about 3.5 billion years. The Cambrian explosion of biodiversity took place only about 550 million years ago suggesting that evolution of multicellular cephalization -- intelligence -- is even more difficult and requires more time than the emergence of life itself. As for "goalposts", how about any universe that wouldn't be rendered into hard vacuum within a few parts in 10120? The whole discussion of stellar lifetimes is about a 5th order concern once you get past the cosmological constant problem.

That sounds like a nice find, that rock. Unfortunately it does not help your debunked claims about the state of the earth at that time. Recall:

Recall the Earth was entirely molten and bombarded by Mars size planetoids for the first ~billion years of its existence. I don't know why he would think this program helps his thesis.

So, the best you can do to justify your goalpost-moving is an attempted tu quoque? Well played. :)