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Lyell's argument for age not only convinced Darwin, but it also greatly influenced his thinking on the origin of species by providing a timescale large enough to make natural selection plausible (Lewis, 19).
Lyell carefully avoided attempts to quantify Earth's age (Lewis, 25).
A child mummy is found high in the Andes and the archaeologist says the child lived more than 2,000 years ago.
How do scientists know how old an object or human remains are?
At this point, its radiometric clock starts ticking.
From the uniformitarian perspective, it was obvious that the Earth must have existed for an utterly immense period of time; the measured rates of geologic change, e.g.
erosion and uplift, were far too slow to create the modern shape of Earth's surface without millions and millions of years.
Some of the great scientists, carefully ciphering the evidences furnished by geology, have arrived at the conviction that our world is prodigiously old, and they may be right but Lord Kelvin is not of their opinion.
He takes the cautious, conservative view, in order to be on the safe side, and feels sure it is not so old as they think.