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- Based age of earth on biblical genealogy
- Declared earth was created at 9 am, October 26, 4004 B.C.
- Earth is 6016 years old
- Earth must be much older than 6000 years
- Vast amounts of time must have elapsed to result in the earth's surface as we see it today
- 1785; the theory of the earth
Earth was created almost instananeously and any c hange since that time occurred in catastrorphic events, usually floods
- James Hutton
- "The present is the key to the past"
- Geologic change occurs in impereptibly small and slow steps over vast amounts of time