How do we reconcile the idea that the Earth is about 6,000 years old (beginning at about 4000 B.C.), and the timeline of historic inventions that would have occurred "before" 4000 B.C. according to history and archeology? For example, the construction of basic tools and hunting weapons is estimated to have occurred around 30,000 B.C., the bow around 8000 B.C., etc.
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