The Big Bang Theory Essay

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Name: sasabbie21
Course: Integrated Science with Lab
Topic: What are some modern techniques being used to determine the age of the earth? When it come to the earth, whether it be about its life, time created or life span you can assure there will be many different theories and beliefs. In this paper I will attempt to explain the defined theories that exist which explain the age of the earth. Many scientists believes that the earth has a life span it is aging and it will eventually die, while on the other hand religion believes that the earth was created by God or a higher power and that the only one who can destroy it is God and no matter what we as humans do we cannot destroy it. When it comes to the earth and its creation and its life there are two sides to its story the religious side and the scientific side. To determine the age of the earth by scientific research you would resort to the school of geology which is the study of earth including its composition, structure, physical properties and history. And on the religious (for the purpose of this paper I will use Christianity as the religion of choice) side you would need to refer to the Bible more specifically the book of Genesis and the book of Mathew and the book of Revelations. The big bang theory is a cosmological theory holding that the universe originated approximately 20 billion years ago from the violent explosion of a very small agglomeration of matter of extremely high density and temperature. This to me suggest that something existed before the universe because you cannot get something from nothing. The authors of the book “A Brief History of Time” Hawkins S.W states that since we only know what happens after the big bang we cannot include prior events in our theory of the earth, so we should accept the big gang theory as the beginning of time. (Hawkins, Mlodinow, Leonard, 2005). It seems that when it comes to what techniques are used to determine the age of the earth scientists tends to use...
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