Several readers found it necessary to email me with their comments and answers to the post http://msmvps.com/blogs/alvin/archive/2008/01/07/how-old-is-the-earth.aspx. Unfortunately, there isn’t a correct answer though there may be several plausible answers. The story tries to describe the starlight problem. Starlight from distant stars travel several million years to reach the earth – we all agree on that, meaning that when we look up into the night sky, what we see is the past. Based on the time we think it takes the light to travel (represented by the boat), we say the earth is a few million years old (represented by the … Continue reading How Old is the Earth – the answer.