Mammoths according to the bible
I've had this think again. I wondered how old the earth is, according to the christian bible. On "god and science" I found this:
Archbishop Ussher took the genealogies of Genesis, assuming they were complete, and calculated all the years to arrive at a date for the creation of the earth on Sunday, October 23, 4004 B.C.
Okay, so bible-addicts should agree that the world is a bit over 6000 years old, as a result of 4004+2014. That makes 4017 years. No, not 4018 as it's not past October 23rd yet this year. Please pay attention! ;-)
This means that they'll never believe something that I found in the New York Times:
scientists digging in the republic of Georgia have found 1.7-million-year-old fossil human skulls
The skull is at best 6000 years old as by then the Christian god wrapped up his 6-day working week and declared the world done. Either that or Georgia was an exception to the rule and was created earlier. Perhaps a pilot project? Well, probably not, an infallible god doesn't need that.
So when we can safely assume that, mammoths can't be as old as scientists declare either. Last year the British Daily Mail reported about a 39,000 year old woolly mammoth going on display. Rubbish of course, since the world was created only 6000 years ago! Therefore we can only agree with the creationists who fully believe that carbon dating is bullshit. These carbon-daters find stuff that's much older than the world, so they're all liars and frauds, so go grab your creationist science book and feel like you've learnt something good today.