5. The Evidence for the Theory is Irrefutable ==>
   5.1. Direct Evidence ==>
     5.1.1. Fossil Evidence ==>
       5.1.1.8. Age of Fossils * ==>
         5.1.1.8.1. Age of the Universe ==>

5.1.1.8.1.1. Astronomy and Cosmology
*(One does not have to understand anything presented on this page.
The point is, there ARE people who DO understand this
AND it is FUNDAMENTAL to their discipline).

THE POINT!

Astronomy and Cosmology are the disciplines that have developed techniques for determining the age of the universe. They have found it to be approximately 13 BILLION years old.

1. Distance of stars from the earth and the time it takes for their light to reach us.

2. Background radiation caused by the big bang.

Here are detailed explanations for the skeptical

How Astronomers Know the Vast Scale of Cosmic Time:

http://www.astrosociety.org/education/publications/tnl/56/index.html

 

How we know the Age of the Cosmos

http://www.astrosociety.org/education/publications/tnl/56/index.html </a target="_blank">>

This special issue of an on-line newsletter for teachers sets

out to refute creationist claims of a young universe, and explains

how we know that the cosmos is 10-14 billion years old. (Produced

by the Astronomy Education Board of the American Astronomical

Society

 

How we measure age of our planet

http://www.talkorigins.org/faqs/faq-age-of-earth.html</a>

This useful page from the Talk.Origins site describes how we measure

the age of our planet and then dissects some of the common creationist

arguments for a younger Earth