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Old 10-07-2012, 11:23 AM   #413
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Originally Posted by KILLER_CLOWN View Post
In 1770 some textbooks say the earth is 70,000 years old.
In 1905 textbooks say the earth is 2 billion years old.
In 1969 textbooks say the earth is 3.5 billion years old.
As of 2006 textbooks state the earth is 4.6 billion years old.

The earth is getting older at the rate of 21 million years per year for the last 220 years, which is 40 years per minute.

Good to know we've been teaching our kids these facts... no wonder they're confused.


How could you possibly think that knowledge is regressive? That just makes you look so simple minded it's baffling.

In the 1600s, people thought that maggots spawned directly from meat.
In the 1700s or so, people realized that maggots came from flies.

Perhaps we should start teaching them again that maggots magically spawn from meat, and the world is flat?
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