The Sun must be shrinking for this explanation to work.
Turn the clock backwards, and at some point, the Sun must have extended past Earth’s orbit.
Printed on the finest Art Matte paper with over 190g weight. Despite this, we now know the ages of the Earth and the universe to much better than 1 percent, and are beginning to date individual stars. These estimates were not seriously challenged until the emergence of modern geology in the eighteenth century.Our ability to measure ages, to place ourselves in time as well as in space, stands as one of the greatest achievements of the last one hundred years. is the most famous result (and is still accepted by many Biblical literalists), scientists and theologians including Maimonides, Isaac Newton, and Johannes Kepler also worked out dates around 4000 B. In the mid-1700s, the Scottish geologist James Hutton proposed that the processes of erosion, sedimentation, and volcanism that we observe today happened much the same way in the past.The measurement of the age of the universe is a similar triumph.It began with Edwin Hubble’s discovery that galaxies are all flying away from one another.