One of the primary “scientific” tests used to support the supposed long age of earth’s history is radioactive dating. There have been many scientific refutations of these dating methods done over the years, the most recent has been done by the Institute for Creation Research’s RATE project. This latest study has shown that radioactive decay rates fluctuate according to the proximity to the sun. Tests done at different times of the year show a remarkable difference in decay rates.
What this means is that dates obtained through use of these techniques are compromised and cannot be relied upon. Evidence is that “scientists” cherry pick the dates they want when reporting the age of fossils. Dates are determined by the layer of rock the fossil comes from, and then the layer of rock is dated by the fossils it contains. This is circular reasoning, and is practiced by “learned men” in our universities! Much learning has little value if you start with the wrong assumptions!
First came the hypothesis that the earth is extremely old, and then the “scholars” looked for evidence that this is so. The forms that scientists fill out when submitting samples to labs have a box for the “Estimated Age” of the sample. Why would they need to supply an estimated age if the process was fool-proof? The answer is that any sample will give multiple dates, when broken down into multiple samples. The technician simply uses the sample that is closest to the estimated age, and discards the rest as contaminated. The reported date then comes from the mind of the researcher and not from empirical data.
What I am saying is that they are playing mind-games with the public. What is at stake is millions of dollars of tax revenue given as grants to these institutions. If they can convince us that they are correct then they can continue to collect our tax money to support their “research”.
In the mean time real scientific organizations have to rely on donations from supporters because they can’t get government money. If you have the ability to support some real research I would urge you to support the Institute for Creation Research, Creation Ministries International, and Answers In Genesis. Even if you can’t support them today, I would urge you to read the following articles. The information presented is extremely important:
How Reliable is Carbon 14 dating
Creation.com’s list of articles about Radiometric dating
Radiometric Dating and the Bible, by Henry Morris PhD.
Radiometric Dating Using Isochrons By Russel Ackridge Ph.D.
Radioisotope Dating of Grand Canyon Rocks: Another Devastating Failure for Long-Age Geology
Carbon Dating Undercuts Evolution’s Long Ages, by John Baumgardner, Ph.D.
Radiometric Dating: Problems with the Assumptions
Doesn’t Carbon-14 Dating Disprove the Bible?
What I am saying is that the only way to know the true age of the earth is to ask its designer. He told us in His Word, when He made the earth. While we can’t know the exact age, to the day, we can figure it out to within a few decades. You don’t have to be a scientist to do so. God is quite happy to give his truth to babes, and children, and let the arrogant flounder around, trusting themselves!
1 Corinthians 1:27
But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;