11 a.m., November 8, 2020
At this Sunday’s Humanist Forum, Ron Garret will discuss “How we know what we know, part 5: The Age of the Earth”.
This is the fifth installment of the “how we know what we know” series. In this chapter we will look at how we know that the earth is 4.5 billion years old, and contrast this evidence with creationist claims that the earth is only 6000 years old. The talk will cover a variety of lines of evidence, including geology, radiometric dating, and how you can convince yourself that the earth is old using Google maps.
Ron Garret is a software engineer by trade. He is currently working on easy-to-use-cryptography software. He was a co-founder and CTO of Virgin Charter, and an early hire at Google. He was previously a rocket scientist. He also made a feature-length documentary about homelessness (graceofgodmovie.com). His blog can be found at blog.rongarret.info.
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