I’ve mentioned Radiometric Dating several times recently, but have been putting off covering this because it’s a major Eye-Crosser!!!
God wasn’t going to let me get away with avoiding this topic, because it is at the very heart of the Evolutionist’s creed. Here’s what the Federation of American Scientists has to say about the importance of Radiometric Dating, “The skills of stratigraphers over the last 200+ years has produced a general geologic column and a time scale that proves to be quite accurate. But this accuracy had to be confirmed by some independent method that measures absolute time. That had to await the discovery of radioactivity in the late 19th Century”
So, now to try to get our heads around what Radiometric dating means! I finally found a Kids’ Page that had more than two sentences to describe what scientists are doing. Unfortunately, it’s about as eye-crossing as a typical grown-up’s page! So here’s the gist of what they’re looking for:
- Certain radioactive elements give off (or collect) particles at rates that we can calculate today
- If we know what the original amount of this element was when a rock was formed, we can calculate how old it is by calculating how much is changed now
- These changes rely on the assumption that
there has been no contamination from outside sources
every element of the original rock is known
that the rate of change has been constant since the formation of the rock
Well, if you’re as smart as I think you are, I bet you can find some problems with Radiometric dating. In one of my first posts, I mentioned how Evolutionists will never be able to let go of Uniformitarianism no matter what evidence we may actually have. Here’s a big part of why they dare not admit that processes are not always constant through time.
I had some trouble finding a secular site that would use normal people terms to describe what scientists are doing when they study Radioisotopes [radio-eye-so-toe-ps] (the bits in rocks that change over time). I wonder if they are trying to keep this stuff mysterious so we will just trust them? (If you want to see an example of the jargon they normally use, check out this Eye-Crosser!) But there’s one place that gets so many questions about “how do you know it’s so old?” that they had to make an instruction guide for their speakers!
This is from Grand Canyon Nature Notes’ article to explain Radiometric Dating to their rangers, “Although the radioactive decay is not a linear process like sand in an hourglass, an hourglass provides a good analogy. Turning the hourglass over starts the clock, while the rate of sand falling through the hourglass provides the “ticks.” The ratio of sand remaining in the top portion to the sand at the bottom allows us to calculate the amount of time since the clock started.”
But for a clock or hourglass to be accurate, you have to know what everything was like when they were first set. And, guess what, no human scientist was recording the events at the formation of the earth! There was an Eye Witness, but His testimony has been dismissed by the “Scientific Community.”
Recent or young volcanic rocks producing excessively old K-Ar “ages” (Ma= millions of years ago):
|Name||Location||Real Date||K-Ar date|
|Kilauea Iki basalt||Hawaii||AD 1959||8.5±6.8 Ma|
|Mt. Etna basalt||Sicily||May 1964||0.7±0.01 Ma|
|Medicine Lake Highlands obsidian||Glass Mountains, California||<500 years||12.6±4.5 Ma|
|Hualalai basalt||Hawaii||AD 1800-1801||22.8±16.5 Ma|
|East Pacific Rise basalt||Pacific Ocean||<1 Ma||690±7 Ma|
|Olivine basalt||Nathan Hills, Victoria Land, Antarctica||<0.3 Ma||18.0±0.7 Ma|
|Anorthoclase in volcanic bomb||Mt Erebus, Antarctica||1984||0.64±0.03 Ma|
|Kilauea basalt||Hawaii||<200 years||21±8 Ma|
|Kilauea basalt||Hawaii||<1,000 years||42.9±4.2 Ma; 30.3±3.3 Ma|
|Sea mount basalt||Near East Pacific Rise||<2.5 Ma||580±10 Ma; 700±150 Ma|
|East Pacific Rise basalt||Pacific Ocean||<0.6 Ma||24.2±1.0 Ma|
And these are the craziest of all. These rocks won’t be forming for another….
|Glass Mountain||AD 1579-1839||-130,000 years -30,000 years|
|Mt. Mihara||AD 1961||-70,000 years|
|Sakurajima||AD 1946||-200,000 years|
Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth. Psalms 46:10
Thine, O LORD, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O LORD, and thou art exalted as head above all. 1Chronicles 29:11
For more, check out this post at Creation Evolution Headlines: Geological Dates Collapse