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And only 11,200,000 years ago the sun would have physically touched the earth.

The oldest living thing on earth is either an Irish Oak or a Bristlecone pine.

When oil wells are drilled, the oil is almost always found to be under great pressure.

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A "clock" is any geophysical or astronomical process that is changing at a constant rate.

This results in a constant yearly increase in the distance between the Earth and Moon." "One cannot extrapolate the present 4 cm/year separation rate back into history.

It has that value today, but was more rapid in the past because of tidal effects.

Therefore scientists must make a guess with regard to what they believe the original conditions might have been.

The shorter the time involved, the more likely that a specific process has been constant, and unaltered by external influences.