Age of earth dating
At some point in the early history of Earth, a planetoid the size of Mars crashed into our planet.
However, in the past few hundred years many people have been more inclined to use the scientific method to date the Earth.
Of course, it’s not a coincidence; the Sun and the planets all formed together from a diffuse cloud of hydrogen billions of years ago.
In the early Solar System, all of the planets formed in the solar nebula; the remnants left over from the formation of the Sun.
One of the most basic questions is geology centers on how old the Earth is.
For centuries, people were happy to simply accept the teachings of mythology or religion.