Does radioactive dating with isotopes of uranium and thorium
Proponents of evolution publicize radioisotope dating as a reliable and consistent method for obtaining absolute ages of rocks and the age of the earth.
This apparent consistency in textbooks and the media has convinced many Christians to accept an old earth (4.6 billion years old).
Familiar to us as the black substance in charred wood, as diamonds, and the graphite in “lead” pencils, carbon comes in several forms, or isotopes.
One rare form has atoms that are 14 times as heavy as hydrogen atoms: carbon-14, or C ratio gets smaller.
Many accept radiometric dating methods as proof that the earth is millions of years old, in contrast to the biblical timeline.
The straightforward reading of Scripture reveals that the days of creation () were literal days and that the earth is just thousands of years old and not billions.
The following data was collected from a compilation of data from the CRC Handbook and other references.
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So, we have a “clock” which starts ticking the moment something dies.
Obviously, this works only for things which were once living.
This age is in good agreement with the age of the meteorites and the age of the Moon as determined independently.