Author: Nicolae Mazilu
Published on Wednesday, December 19th, 2007 in category ProtoQuant
ABSTRACT:The Newtonian theory of estimating the age of Sun can be just as correct as any other nonclassical theory. The key question is not if it is correct or not, but if we use it correctly or not.
The age of the solar system estimated based on the Newtonian theory of gravitation is somewhere in neighborhood of 20 million years (see for instance the Wikipedia article). The estimation was first made by Lord Kelvin based on the Helmholtz ideas of conservation of energy. It has been rejected in the 20th century, because the ages of rocks on Earth, estimated by radioactive methods, are in the range of 2 to 4 billion years. If a rock on Earth has this age, then the Sun, which according to Science appeared before Earth, must be way older, so that 20 million years for its age seems like a bad joke.
What is striking about this kind of critique and rejection of the classical theory of gravitation is the fact that the evaluation of the age of rocks on Earth is used only negatively, so to speak, just for purposes of elimination of the possible solutions. The philosophy is that if the calculations don’t show even approximately the order of billions years for the age of Sun, forget about them, forget about Newtonian gravitation, try something else. Here, however, we will use the ages of the earthly rocks in a positive way, in order to help in direct evaluation of the age and life span of the solar system, but based on Newtonian theory of gravitation.