There are many theories about how old the Earth is. Creationists think that the Earth is 6000 years old. This belief is based on Scripture. Science has theories about Earths age based on facts, experiments, calculation and observation.
These tell us that the Earth is around 4.5 billion years old. We have established this data through different radiometric dating techniques. These techniques involve dating of meteorite material, the oldest terrestrial samples as well as material gathered on the Moon. Over seventy different meteorites were examined.
They’re telling us that Solar system is somewhere between 4.52 and 4.58 billion years old. Various geological samples (which involved studying strata or layers which formed during different periods of Earth’s history) were examined. Examining mountain ranges in Australia, scientists have gathered evidence which tells us that the Earth formed in Solar system 4.53 billion years ago.
People who greatly contributed to the Earth’s age revealing were Lord Kelvin, Hermann Von Helmholtz, John Joly and Earnest Rutherford. Yet it is still uncertain whether the science has the exact numbers on how old the Earth is. This is fueling a heated debate between scientists and religious people.
Uncertainty of radiometric methods scientists use is giving a foothold to Christians in claiming that the Earth is younger than the science tells us. This would mean that there wasn’t enough time for humans as specie to evolve, thus ultimately being the proof that God created the Earth and men.
One more helpful thing is Hubble telescope. While gazing into the stars, we are actually looking at the history of our universe. Measuring the intensity of the light of supernovas and taking into account the distance and the speed at which the light travels we can determine the age of the universe which brings us closer to reveling the age of our planet.