Dating fossils and rock
The adjectives are capitalized when the subdivision is formally recognized, and lower case when not; thus "early Miocene" but "Early Jurassic." Evidence from radiometric dating indicates that Earth is about 4.54 billion years old.The geology or deep time of Earth's past has been organized into various units according to events which took place.Dominantly fluid planets, such as the gas giants, do not preserve their history in a comparable manner.Apart from the Late Heavy Bombardment, events on other planets probably had little direct influence on the Earth, and events on Earth had correspondingly little effect on those planets.
The following four timelines show the geologic time scale.
When viewed from a biblical perspective, the evidence is consistent with what one would expect from a worldwide Flood.
This research reminds us of the caution we should accord to every fossil reconstruction.
The first shows the entire time from the formation of the Earth to the present, but this gives little space for the most recent eon.
Therefore, the second timeline shows an expanded view of the most recent eon.