4.5 billion sunsets

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I just googled “how old is the earth”. Thankfully, the search mask has a feature where it provides you with the answer that is most likely to be correct, without you having to click on any links. The correct answer is: the earth is approximately 4.5 billion years old.

I say “thankfully”, because the top search results were flooded with creationist spam. People that are spending their time trying to make you believe the planet is 6000 years old. And Adam and Eve were riding around on a fucking T-Rex.

What idiots.

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Anyway, mother earth is really old. She is a dignified old lady. And she is not flat. She revolves around the sun, etc. etc. All of this shouldn’t even be worth mentioning.

What I’m trying to get at is this: the sun sets every day. It has done so for 4.5 billion years. Only sometimes, it seems as if we can’t see the sunset. The clouds are too thick. There is a layer of fog. Or we’re just too busy.

Well, here on Issyk-Kul, I get to see lots of sunsets. Not everyone is breathtaking.

But some are:

Thanks, sun. Thanks, earth. Thanks, clouds. And thanks, God. But can you please make those creationist Christians less stupid? Thanks!



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