Originally posted by stereologist
The age of the universe is 13.7 billion years. The age you're giving is 16.4 billion years. That's an error of 2.7 billion years or close to 20%.
Now that's an error.
"And so on. Literally overnight Sandage had expanded the Universe to unimaginable scales, just as Hubble has done before him, and this resulted in a
more accurate assessment of Hubble’s Constant, which is the measure of the expansion of the Universe, of 75 kilometres per second per megaparsec
(today’s best measurements give the Hubble Constant as 71 kilometres per second per megaparsec, showing how close Sandage was). This allowed him to
estimate the age of the Universe as 15 billion years, not too far away from today’s established age of 13.7 billion years. "
"Such estimates typically yield ages in the range 14-18 billion years "
"Reasonable assumptions for the value of the Hubble constant and the geometry of the Universe typically yield ages of 10-20 billion years for the age
of the Universe. For example, H near 50 km/s/Mpc gives a larger value for the age of the Universe (around 16 thousand million years), while a larger
value of 80 km/s/Mpc gives a lower value for the age (around 10 thousand million years). Therefore, we shall take this information, and additional
information from other methods to estimate the age of the Universe that we have not discussed, to indicate an age of approximately 15 billion years
for the Universe."
seems even the "experts" can't agree on the age of the universe, 16.4 billion is as accurate esimation as any
Another issue is that Calleman has a cellular level. The Maya had no concept of cells. Furthermore, Calleman claims that this is when complex life
appeared? Really? Do you know the state of the Earth at that time? Was it a hot tropical lush world ready for complex life or a frozen snowball or
something in between? Remember that the earliest Cambrian fossils are sponges from 540Ma. Ediacarian fossils go back to possibly 630Ma.
formation of earth and continents, chemical evolution
origin of life, procaryotes flourish
eukaryotes evolve, development of oxygenated atmosphere, some animal phyla appear
most animal phyla present, diverse algae; explosive evolution of higher life forms
"Not until the Cambrian explosion, about 600 million years ago, did complex life evolve -- or so scientists thought." - Complex Life Evolved One
and a Half Billion Years Earlier Than Previously Thought, New Fossils Show
on another note, I assume you are intentionally ignoring the fact that I corrected you on the fact that all levels are compromised of the levels below
and I am still waiting for your thoughts on your continued clain that the Haab calendar only predicts 'poor squash harvests' knowing that its a
calendar used for crops and taxes. what do you know about the Tzolkin and Long Count calendar predictions?