Compose a 1250 words assignment on geologic time (billions of years vs. thousands of years). Needs to be plagiarism free! If the evolution of the old-Earth theory is traced, it can be seen that “one of the earliest refutations of the Christian tradition of a very young earth through reasoning based on observation and scientific theory was by Benoit de Maillet, French diplomat, savant, and amateur naturalist” (Darlymple, 1994, p.25). It was in the “middle of the seventeenth century” that two opposing theories on the age of Earth began to become distinct- one based on Biblical calculations and the other founded on physical and chemical processes (Jackson, 2006, p.32). The latter evolved to become the scientific theory of the age of Earth and proclaimed that Earth is billions of years old. The modern age has accepted this view as the authentic one and the educational system that we have worldwide endorses it. Yet, the young-Earth theorists also hold sway among a considerable section of the world population. Old-Earth View The old-Earth view is based on the big bang concept (Morris, 2007, p.34). The big bang theory says that “the universe began some 10 to 20 billion years ago with a big bang” (Morris, 2007, p.34).