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Many people (known as "Young-Earth Creationists") believe that the only valid interpretation of the Bible indicates that the Earth is 10,000 years old or less, and they also claim to have scientific evidence that supports this view of the Earth.
At the same time, there are many others who believe that scientific evidence overwhelmingly supports the claim that the Earth is about 4.6 billion years old, while the Universe as a whole is 10 to 20 billion years old.
searches over 60 databases and over 2,200 scientific websites to provide users with access to more than 200 million pages of authoritative federal science information including research and development results.
For the past several decades, the question of the age of the Earth has been a very divisive one among Christians.
Students know that soil is made partly from weathered rock and partly from organic materials and that soils differ in their color, texture, capacity to retain water, and ability to support the growth of many kinds of plants.
Students know that fossils provide evidence about the plants and animals that lived long ago and that scientists learn about the past history of Earth by studying fossils.
Questions have been raised about whether nuclear power should continue when the issue of how to deal with its waste has apparently not yet been resolved.
GIS Packages and Geospatial Data A Geographical Information Systems (GIS) lab is maintained in Branner Library, and is available for students and researchers.