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Claim CH200:

The universe is relatively young, only 6,000 to 10,000 years old.


  1. The age of the earth is 4.5 billion years.

  2. The universe is shown to be old by several independent types of measurements:


Fraknoi, Andrew, George Greenstein, Bruce Partridge, and John Percy, 2004. An ancient universe: How astronomers know the vast scale of cosmic time. or


  1. Chaboyer, Brian, Pierre Demarque, Peter J. Kernan, and Lawrence M. Krauss. 1996. A lower limit on the age of the universe. Science 271: 957-961.
  2. Cole, Andrew A., 2000. The distance to the Large Magellanic Cloud. Science 289: 1149-1150.
  3. Nesvorny, D., W. F. Bottke Jr., L. Dones and H. F. Levison, 2002. The recent breakup of an asteroid in the main-belt region. Nature 417: 720-722.

Further Reading:

Ferris, Timothy, 1997. The Whole Shebang. New York: Simon & Schuster.
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