From: Dr. Blake Nelson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Mar 31 2003 - 14:28:32 EST
Wasn't that part Carl Sagan's the wonder and mystery
of science spiel -- "we are all star stuff" --- I
think he would have had no problem saying we are
billions and billions of years old. ;)
--- George Murphy <email@example.com> wrote:
> John Burgeson wrote:
> > >>So my 5 month old granddaughter is the same age
> that I am? Or am I just
> > >>not a
> > scientist? >>
> > Defending Moorad (!) I think he was just saying
> that the material that makes
> > up everything, including him, you, me and your 5
> month old granddaughter
> > (congratulations, by the way) is all derived from
> the universe's beginning,
> > and is therefore of equal age.
> > I have no idea why that is important to him, and
> since matter can be both
> > created and destroyed, a good case can be made
> that it is not correct, but
> > that's what I see he had in mind.
> OK, but this leads to rather odd ways of speaking.
> If someone asks how old I am
> & I answer "Oh, about 14 billion years," I'll
> probably get some strange looks.
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> George L. Murphy
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