Mountains, erosion, and variations in climate were considered to be punishment for the sins committed by humanity.Buffon's Iron Sphere Experiments- On the basis of iron sphere cooling experiments, Frenchman Georges de Buffon estimated that the Earth would have needed 75,000 years to cool to its present temperature.Carbon-14 dating is a way of determining the age of certain archeological artifacts of a biological origin up to about 50,000 years old.
An evolutionary view of human origins underlies the World Heritage listing of the Lake Mungo site.
Such a view was not good for the first Australians.
Like everyone else, they were descended from Noah, who built and managed the Ark, and from a people who developed an advanced civilization around the Tower of Babel.
The Aborigines of Australia lost some of their technological know-how—it can happen in a generation if parents do not pass it on to their children.
Using the potassium-argon method, Fitch and Miller were the first to measure the age of the tuff.
Their result of 212–230 million years did not agree with the age of the fossils (elephant, pig, ape and tools) so they rejected the date.
(Perhaps it was because of isolation and the pressure to cope with a worsening climate as the continent dried out after the Ice Age.) They, like other peoples, are made ‘in the image of God’ (Genesis ).
Then, in 1999, Thorne (not to be outdone) and other scientists from the Australian National University published a new comprehensive study on the age of Mungo Man. Bowler and Magee described this 20,000-year stretch as ‘commendable in intent.’ There was just one small problem.
Many atrocities were perpetrated on Aboriginal communities because of these evolutionary beliefs.