Happy Birthday Earth according to Archbishop Ussher.
For his time Ussher was good as he was a fine scholar and according to Martin Rudwick introduced a proper historical understanding.
He published a decade before Steno and others began to understanding the geology and then time, so he seems out of touch.
Fewer followed him on time than we are led to believe
This book chapter of mine puts Ussher in a longer contexthttps://michaelroberts4004.wordpress.com/2021/01/28/genesis-chapter-1-and-geological-time-from-grotius-to-thomas-chalmers-1620-1825/
Enjoy this short article , except for the last comment on scotch farmer!!!