Creationist dating methods

11 Mar

Let us critically examine each of these claims and see if they hold up against the science.While doing so, we will have to learn about how radiometric dating works. There exists different versions, or isotopes of many elements.

So, if we measure the rate of beta decay in an organic sample, we can calculate how old the sample is. Question: Kieth and Anderson radiocarbon-dated the shell of a living freshwater mussel and obtained an age of over two thousand years.Consequently, I have come to think of the Bible and Christianity as the perfect system.” Dr Mason compares biblical Christianity with the Apollo system that sent men to the moon and returned them safely: this included everything that was required, and didn’t have anything unnecessary to its goal. “However”, Jim says, “the Apollo system, being man-made, was not perfect as amply demonstrated by the near catastrophe of the Apollo 13 mission.Conversely, the Bible/Christianity is perfect, having been crafted by God.” And as Dr Mason later realised, a vital foundation to this system is the first 11 chapters of Genesis: “Without these chapters being taken as historical narrative and plainly understood as written, the rest of the Bible and, in particular, the New Testament message of salvation, does not compute.There are many different kinds of radiometric dating and not all conclusions we will reach can be extrapolated to all methods used. These isotopes differ in the number of neutrons they have in their nuclei.Also, different radiometric dating techniques independently converges with each other and with other dating techniques such as dendrochronology, layers in sediment, growth rings on corals, rhythmic layering of ice in glaciers, magnetostratigraphy, fission tracks and many other methods. Those isotopes that are not stable decay into daughter nuclei.