Two methods of absolute dating

Recent research by a team of creation scientists known as the RATE (arth) group has demonstrated the unreliability of radiometric dating techniques.

Even the use of isochron dating, which is supposed to eliminate some initial condition assumptions, produces dates that are not reliable.

A fear of God and reverence for His Word is the beginning of wisdom.

Starting with the Bible and developing a model for dating events in earth history will lead us to the truth.

There are three main assumptions that must be made to accept radiometric dating methods.

These must be accepted on faith in uniformitarian and naturalistic frameworks.

Some of the common isotope pairs used are K-Ar, Rb-Sr, Pb-Pb, and U-Pb.

Carbon-14 dating is another common technique, but it can only be used on carbon-containing things that were once alive.

The Bible gives a much different picture and explains that relying on man’s reasoning is foolishness.Relative ages are assigned to rocks based on the idea that rock layers lower in the strata were deposited before rock layers that are higher.Creationists do not necessarily disagree with this concept, but it can only be applied to layers that are found in one location and/or can be determined to have been deposited in a continuous layer over a very wide area.The claimed “fact” that decay rates have always been constant is actually an inference based on a uniformitarian assumption.It is true that radioisotope decay rates are stable today and are not largely affected by external conditions like change in temperature and pressure, but that does not mean that the rate has always been constant.

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