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If a 500yr old oak tree is turned into a coffee table today, how old is the coff

  1. Blessed Hill profile image78
    Blessed Hillposted 7 years ago

    If a 500yr old oak tree is turned into a coffee table today, how old is the coffee table really?

    If the earth was created in eternity but then fell out of eternity because of man's fall, how old is the earth really?

  2. irenemaria profile image71
    irenemariaposted 7 years ago

    Just a few hours old. It became a table today you said

  3. mikicagle profile image90
    mikicagleposted 7 years ago

    The coffee table was born on the day it was created no matter the age of the materials that were used to make it.

  4. cascoly profile image59
    cascolyposted 7 years ago

    the  table begins when it's made; age of materials is irrelevant

    to your second question - the religious belief about "man's fall' has no relevance to the age of the earth - the earth is STILL 4 billion years old,  life began about 1 billion years ago. the human race had a common ancestor with apes several million years ago

  5. Scott_Grigg profile image42
    Scott_Griggposted 7 years ago

    I'll have to go with the others. It's age is determined by the fact that is a ___ day old coffee table, or whatever.  However, the table is comprised of wood that's 500 years old.

  6. Right On Time profile image62
    Right On Timeposted 7 years ago

    Man's fall won't cause even a dent to earth, but it will to man.

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    Butch Newsposted 7 years ago

    If your pot is made of steal and the Earth is a billion years old, how old is your pot?

  8. porcupine73 profile image60
    porcupine73posted 7 years ago

    This is a case where definitions are important.

    If you define the age of the coffee table by the age of its materials of construction then you might say it is 500 years old.

    But then you must define materials of construction.  Because the wood is made up of what, long chain organic materials.  So when were those atoms they contain created?

    So to take that to the question about the age of the Earth, I suppose the real answer is only God knows.

    1. Blessed Hill profile image78
      Blessed Hillposted 22 months agoin reply to this

      Great answer.

  9. Jon Rubin profile image60
    Jon Rubinposted 7 years ago

    The coffee table is not even a day old, the wood is 500 years old. They are not the same thing. As for the other part, well, that doesn't make any sense and isn't based in any scientific facts.