4.6 billion years? You don’t look a day over 6010!

4.6 billion years? You don’t look a day over 6010!

4.6 billion years? You don’t look a day over 6010!

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Oct. 23 2007 2:32 PM

4.6 billion years? You don’t look a day over 6010!

I have always considered the far-far-far right wing "news" site World Net Daily to just be another in a long series of nutbag neocon cheerleaders. However, I now suspect that they are instead brilliant satire, putting the Onion to shame. Everyone knows the Onion is satire. But to sound crazy and actually look crazy, well, that takes some doing.

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It quotes (of course) Bishop Ussher, who counted the begats in the Bible and therefore figured out how old the Earth is. And some people say young-Earth creationism is stupid!

Of course, there will be those who disagree with Ussher's calculations of time – especially evolutionists who need billions of years to explain their theory of how life sprang from non-life and mutated from one-celled animals into human beings.

Well, there is that, but there's also all of astronomy, physics, biology, archeology, linguistics, paleontology, history, and, oh yeah, all those other religions that say young-Earth creationism is full of it, too.

Oh well. You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it think.