List of radioactive dating techniques
Much scientific effort has been expended in an attempt to show that eons of time are available for evolution."Just what is time? It is merely a lot of past moments just like the present moment. Since a living creature would have to come into existence all at once suddenly, in all its parts--in order to survive, it matters not how many ages we pile onto the watching; nothing is going to happen! It surely is not scientific to imagine that perhaps it came true when no one was looking.
Imagine yourself staring at a dirt pile or at some seawater, at a time when there was nothing alive in the world but yourself. There is no evidence that self-originating life or evolving life is happening now, has ever happened, or could ever happen.*G.
Apart from recorded history, which goes back no farther than about 2200-3000 B.
When we look at those facts, as available from ancient studies of all types, we find that recorded history goes back only several thousand years.
This was dealt with in the chapter by that name (chapter 1).
Second, generation of living organisms from non-living matter, or origin of life.
"In a billion years [from now], it seems, intelligent life might be as different from humans as humans are from insects . To change from a human being to a cloud may seem a big order, but it's the kind of change you'd expect over billions of years." Freeman Dyson, Statement made in 1986, quoted in Asimov's Book of Science and Nature Quotations, p. [American mathematician.]"Slowness has really nothing to do with the question.
An event is not any more intrinsically intelligible or unintelligible because of the pace at which it moves.