2008.09 Age of the Earth 5 — Radiometric Dating

Article Summary:
Is it conceivable that today’s scientists are dead wrong about the age of the earth? What are radiometric dating methods? The reliability of radiometric dates hinges on the validity of three questionable assumptions. If radiometric methods are wrong for rocks of known age, why trust them for rocks of unknown age?
This is the fifth in a series of six articles on the age of the earth.

Prequels:
2008.05 Age of the Earth 1 — Essentials
2008.06 Age of the Earth 2 — Jesus’ View
2008.07 Age of the Earth 3 — Genealogies
2008.08 Age of the Earth 4 — History’s View
Sequel:
2008.10 Age of the Earth 6 — Scientific Dating Methods

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Tags: uranium, lead, contamination, half life, radioactive decay, scientific process clock, parent component, daughter component, radiometric dating fallacies, lava flow

©William T. Pelletier, Ph.D.
“contending earnestly for the faith” (Jude 1:3)
September 2008

For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day; therefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day and made it holy.
(Exodus 20:11)

 
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History’s View
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Scientific Dating Methods

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