In the infancy of our home planet the entire earth was molten rock - a magma ocean.
Since we can only measure as far back in time as we had solid rock on this planet, we are limited in how we can measure the real age of the earth.
From there, we can begin to calculate the age of the earth.
Let’s do a rough calculation to show how this works.
Though the Samarian and Masoretic texts are much closer, they still have a few differences.
See table 3.8 Using data from table 2 (excluding the Septuagint calculations and including Jones and Ussher), the average date of the creation of the earth is 4045 B. This still yields an average of about 6,000 years for the age of the earth.
As the collisions tapered off the earth began to cool, forming a thin crust on its surface.
As the cooling continued, water vapor began to escape and condense in the earth's early atmosphere.
Earth in Space Covers apparent motions of celestial objects, models of earth, actual earth motions, time, earth and moon.
In a game, the score is determined, not by impersonal scientific measurement, but by the strength, skill and creativity of the players.
The rules of play are not laws of nature, but arbitrarily agreed by the players, and sometimes changed during play.
She vividly paints the characters of the players in the ‘dating game’, and tracks the progress of the score for a hundred years.
To the uninitiated, a history like hers is one of the best ways to understand a subject.