Radiometric dating and astronomical dating

01-Dec-2017 17:29

These methods are largely independent of each other, based on separate observations and arguments, yet all point to a history much longer than 10,000 years.As Christians, we believe that God created the world and that the world declares his glory, so we can’t ignore what nature is telling us about its history.However, to read any clock accurately we must know where the clock was set at the beginning.Most people think that radioactive dating has proven the earth is billions of years old.This method can even be used on dead trees that fell in a forest long ago.For example, the last 200 rings in the dead tree might match up with 200 rings early in the life of the living tree, so the two trees together can count back many years.Some isotopes are unstable, and over time these isotopes “decay” into isotopes of other elements.

Many geologists claim that radiometric “clocks” show rocks to be millions of years old.

Using the known rate of change in radio-active elements (radiometric dating), some Earth rocks have been shown to be billions of years old, while the oldest solar system rocks are dated at 4.6 billion years.

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