Roman poet Lucretius, intellectual heir to the Greek atomists, believed its formation must have been relatively recent, given that there were no records going back beyond the Trojan War.
The Talmudic rabbis, Martin Luther and others used the biblical account to extrapolate back from known history and came up with rather similar estimates for when the earth came into being.
The third, which by the end was the most acute, presented a problem that outlasted the controversy itself.
Oslo universitetssykehus vil utvide innsyn i journal til å gjelde en rekke flere journaldokumenter. Det vil teknisk ikke være mulig å vise prøvesvar, innskannede dokumenter eller bilder.
Det er viktig at man er oppmerksom på at man vil kunne lese informasjon i journaldokumentene som behandler ikke har rukket å informere om. Foreløpig er det noe usikkert når utvidelsen teknisk sett kan åpnes opp.
It is a drama consisting of a prologue and three acts, complex characters, and no clear heroes or villains.
We, of course, know the final outcome, but we should not let that influence our appreciation of the story as it unfolds.
The second referred to such topics as the detailed shape of the earth (bulging slightly at the equator) and the dynamics of the earth-moon system.
The third referred to the heat of the sun, particularly the rate at which such heat is being lost, compared with the total amount of energy initially available.
He inferred that where the layers are not horizontal, they must have been tilted since their deposition and noted that different strata contain different kinds of fossil.
Robert Hooke, not long after, suggested that the fossil record would form the basis for a chronology that would “far antedate ...
Most notable is William Thomson, ennobled to become Lord Kelvin in 1892, whose theories make up an entire section of this collection.
He was one of the dominant physicists of his time, the Age of Steam.
The first argument was completely undermined after taking into account the amount of heat generated by radioactive decay.