posted on Mar, 11 2007 @ 12:53 AM
Originally posted by sleeper
How do the scientist know how old the sun or planets are---did they pull those numbers out of their hat?---
A bit of googling would have quickly answered that question for you. It requires knowing what elements make up your star and where it lies on the
main sequence as well as other data about its size and composition:
For those of you who'd like to read more about the science behind this or who want to become backyard astronomers, here's a very nice page about the
basics, aimed for high school and middle school students:
There is absolutely no way of knowing---perhaps their theories should be put into skunkworks also---
You would probably feel differently if you knew what the theories were and how they derived them.
That will, however, require you reading the theories instead of guessing what they say.
All theories are guesses or hunches and have not been proven else they wouldn’t be theories. It’s obvious I am being discriminated against
because I’m not a scientist---what a cheap shot by those that moved this thread
No, but the science area is for discussing science -- which means you can provide links and evidence to support stuff mentioned in there. Speculation
always goes in Skunk Works.
This is the standard rule on many of our subforums.
Part of the reason we do this is that it's often a hallmark of trolls or kids goofing off to come in and post some goofy theory that has no substance
to it. That disrupts the science and weaponry and history forums because it gives the impression that you could make up lame stuff and everyone would
pay attention to you.
We move into Skunk Works the threads where the author is only interested in discussing an idea and is not actually interested in the science and math
and working seriously on an idea (which requires learning about the field and about the subject matter.) So there's something for everyone.