Posted by Jtpsops on 2/18/2013 10:15:00 AM (view original):
My point was, it seems it should be far easier to find/identify a meteor that close to earth than it should be to "guesstimate" the age of our planet. If they can't get the former right, I don't have much faith in the accuracy of their ability to guess something as complex as the latter.
The retardedness level of this thread is rising with posts like this.
Scientists were indeed able to identify an asteroid that did a close fly-by of earth this past Friday. They estimated that it would miss us by around 17,000 miles at 2:24pm EST, and by all measurements they hit that just about dead-on, down to the exact minute. Unless the non-science / "faith" people want to try to argue that (a) they were lying, or (b) the "hand of God" swatted the asteroid away.
The meteor that hit Russia was much smaller than the asteroid that missed us. We just do not have the technology to spot EVERY SINGLE OBJECT flying through the solar system.
That has nothing to do with science. That has to do with technology, more specifically the funding
for the technology to spot these objects.
It's utterly retarded to try to connect the fact that they could not see or predict the Russia object with the science behind estimating the age of the earth.