Flaws in Dating? Roland Watts. Matt's style is to post a link from a creationist web site, usually Answers in Genesis, which contains the usual bunkum that has been refuted many times then to refuse to acknowledge any rebuttals.
Radiometric dating involves dating rocks or other objects by measuring the extent to which different radioactive isotopes or nuclei have decayed. Although the time at which any individual atom will decay cannot be forecast, the time in which any given percentage of a sample will decay can be calculated to varying degrees of accuracy. The time that it takes for half of a sample to decay is known as the half life of the isotope.
Houts who holds a Ph. Scientific advances continue to confirm the Bible in all areas where science can be applied. Research related to the human genome has uncovered the incredible complexity of DNA, and the idea that random mutations followed by natural selection could somehow turn a single cell into all of the different forms of life we see around us is being further discredited each day Sanford,
A slightly delayed episode is finally up. I talk about four of the main categories of claims that young-Earth creationist arguments fall into in their attempts to refute radiometric dating. This is Part 1 of two parts, the next to be in the next episode, conveniently, and will discuss what young-Earth creationists say about the topic. The first set is radiometric, second set will be craters.
A few years ago, some leading creationist geologists and physicists began a detailed research project into R adioactivity and the A ge of T he E arth RATE. With the release of key peer-reviewed papers at the ICC International Conference on Creationismit is clear that RATE has made some fantastic progress, with real breakthroughs in this area. Others had tried to find an answer in geological processes—e.
Six research scientists with specialized training in Geology, Geophysics, Astrophysics, and Physics met to report on research completed over the past year. They also discussed plans for future activities. An initial approach taken by some of the investigators is to explore models for accelerated rates of decay of radioisotopes during Creation, the Fall, or the Flood.
Good, understandable write up and analysis! Well done! This is because it relies on a particle accelerator to do the measurement.
Radiocarbon dating can easily establish that humans have been on the earth for over twenty thousand years, at least twice as long as creationists are willing to allow. Therefore it should come as no surprise that creationists at the Institute for Creation Research ICR have been trying desperately to discredit this method for years. They have their work cut out for them, however, because radiocarbon C dating is one of the most reliable of all the radiometric dating methods. This article will answer several of the most common creationist attacks on carbon dating, using the question-answer format that has proved so useful to lecturers and debaters.
Often, critics of biblical creation will comment on my Facebook posts. Some of them have intelligent questions which I am happy to answer. But many critics simply post unsubstantiated, false assertions or emotionally charged rhetoric that is devoid of any rational content.