Age of Earth
... Part I how old each of these scientists (James Ussher, Georges-Louis LeClerc De Buffon,William Thomson, John Joly, and Bertram Boltwood) believed the Earth was
and explain how they arrived at the age claimed.
To French naturalist Georges-Louis LeClerc De Buffon, an adequate understanding of history is necessary in interpreting the world. This, however, signifies not the relevance of a biblical account, rather, what the accuracy of science holds with particular regard to the area of physics. On estimating the age of the Earth, thus, Buffon applied Newton’s laws of motion to analyze the Earth’s formation. His findings indicated that a certain comet of the distant past struck the sun so that such colli...