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Happy birthday, universe was created by cobyrne

Today is the 6,010th birthday of the universe , according to a previous archbishop of Armagh .

Not that I'm into creation or anything, but how the hell did they manage to decide that the universe was created at 9am on this day 6,010 years ago? Which time zone does the 9am refer to anyway? :roll:
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Replied by jeyjey on topic Re: Happy birthday, universe

In his defence, there wasn't a huge body of scientific evidence to stand on back in 1650. As for the New Creationists who now quote his work, well, that's a different story.

A subsequent Archbishop of Armagh (Richard Robinson) built the Armagh Observatory, from whence Dreyer later compiled the NGC/IC catalogs. (I'll admit a slight bias for this particular Archbishop -- as he also built our house -- although he died before seeing it completed.)

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Replied by albertw on topic Re: Happy birthday, universe

The wikipedia entry is funny:

The chronology, first published in 1650, is famously the source of the citation by many modern Creationists that the universe was created by God on 23 October 4004 BC (around teatime).


9am or teatime, which is it!? And when exactly is tea time anyway? :-)
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Replied by Macros42 on topic Re: Happy birthday, universe

time is an illusion. Teatime doubly so :D
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Replied by cobyrne on topic Re: Happy birthday, universe

The wikipedia entry is funny:

The chronology, first published in 1650, is famously the source of the citation by many modern Creationists that the universe was created by God on 23 October 4004 BC (around teatime).


9am or teatime, which is it!? And when exactly is tea time anyway? :-)


And behold, God was so pleased with His creation that He decided to have a cup of tea!

And that's how we know that the universe was created around teatime :lol:
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Replied by Seanie_Morris on topic Re: Happy birthday, universe

That then also explains the Irish fondness for tea so!

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Replied by jeyjey on topic Re: Happy birthday, universe

When I first moved to Ireland we hired a contractor to do some work on the house. I remember standing outside with him, discussing some aspect of the job, and mid-sentence he looked down at his watch and finished with "well, this'll all look the same after tea." And off he went....

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Replied by dave_lillis on topic Re: Happy birthday, universe

Today is the 6,010th birthday of the universe , according to a previous archbishop of Armagh .


Think of the size of the cake that would fit all those candles. :lol:
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Replied by DaveGrennan on topic Re: Happy birthday, universe

And behold, God was so pleased with His creation that He decided to have a cup of tea!


Oh don't be so disrespetcful to the truth of New Creationism. James Ussher was a wise man, ahead of his time. ....and don't give me all that fossil record and big bang rubbish. That's how God made it look.
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Replied by stepryan on topic Re: Happy birthday, universe

And behold, God was so pleased with His creation that He decided to have a cup of tea!


Oh don't be so disrespetcful to the truth of New Creationism. James Ussher was a wise man, ahead of his time. ....and don't give me all that fossil record and big bang rubbish. That's how God made it look.


what he planted the evidence?.
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Replied by cobyrne on topic Re: Happy birthday, universe

Today is the 6,010th birthday of the universe

D'oh! It was the 6,009th birthday, as there was no year zero .

I'll try and remember to send a card next year
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Replied by pmgisme on topic Re: Happy birthday, universe

You could be burned alive upside down if you carry on being such doubters of your fellow Irishman.
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Replied by pmgisme on topic Re: Happy birthday, universe

Which time zone?

Had to be the China time zone.

Tea only came to Europe from China in 1610 AD.

Proof that the world was "Made in China" like everything else nowadays.
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Replied by jhoare on topic Re: Happy birthday, universe

Not just today. For about 700 years after the First Council of Nicea China was the only place that made anything worth having other than the bare essentials.

I really hope David is trolling because the last thing we need on this forum is an outbreak of religious fundamentalism. Quite frankly it would offend me if someone considered such anti-scientific, superstitious nonsense appropriate for an astronomy forum other than in jest. It certainly isn't acceptable to the churches that represent the majority of Christians on this island, which have all said that Genesis is clearly apocryphal.
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Replied by pmgisme on topic Re: Happy birthday, universe

China did not have a monopoly.

Irish astronomical records from that time are better than anything from China, or anywhere else in the world.

Show me anything from China,or anywhere else from that period, as superb as the Book of Kells.

They didn't call Ireland the "Island of Saints and Scholars" for nothing.

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Replied by ISAW on topic Re: Happy birthday, universe

how the hell did they manage to decide that the universe was created at 9am on this day 6,010 years ago? Which time zone does the 9am refer to anyway? :roll:


As noone has actually answered the Oroginal question I have to refer you to some creationists.


Here is a nice graphic:
tinyfrog.files.wordpress.com/2007/09/biblicaltimeline3.png


www.plainscreation.org/Biblical/World_History.php

Look just after the heading "Biblical Timeline of the Universe"

By simply doing the math as above, the dates for the other events on the timeline can be calculated as follows:



· The beginning of the flood – 2518 BC

· Abraham is born – 2165 BC

· Israel enters Egypt – 1875 BC

· The Exodus from Egypt – 1445 BC


You find that the original Ussher timeline is still fairly much copied.
Rarely if ever does Ussher get the credit for the original work.

LOL I remember Astronomy Ireland had a lecture once on this topic. someone who was at it told me that two creationists behind him were discussing a date given by the creationist speaker. One says: "Is he right? Do we believe the Earth was created 6,000 years ago or 8,000?"
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