Don’t take it wrong, carbon indeed has its merits, but the recent carbon craze seems to be heavily tied to bandwagon mentality; whatever the pros are doing is what the masses want to do too.
It was true in the ‘70s with drilled-out components, in the ‘80s with copious amounts of hair gel and Briko shades, in the ‘90s with those horrific lycra shorts designed to look like blue jeans, and today with carbon racing bikes. A frame and fork weighs less than a six-pack of brew, they’ve got terrific road damping capabilities, are stiffer than an I-beam – at least initially – and most importantly, carbon fiber has an indisputable cool factor.
This is an unfalsifiable hypothesis, and is unscientific.
God had put the Tree of Life in the Garden for them to eat from and as long as they ate from it, they would live.
But after Adam and Eve sinned—by eating from the forbidden Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil—they were forced out of the Garden so that they could no longer eat from the Tree of Life.
Modern science accepts that the Earth is about 4.54 billion years old and the entire universe is around 13.77 billion years old.
These limits usually take the form: "Because we observe [X], which occurs at rate [Y], the universe must be at least [Z] years old".
You’re either new to the sport of cycling or you’ve been riding for a few years, learning the ropes on an old aluminum frame that’s one season away from the dumpster.