Radiometric Dating of Fossils Not Reasonable, Reliable, or Right!

It is a fact, supported by overwhelming evidence, that inaccurate radiometric dating is the rule rather than the exception when determining the age of fossils. Modern scientific dating is about as reasonable, reliable, and right as MSNBC commentators! Radiometric dating is always dependent on uniformitarian geologic interpretations–always. The age of the various strata, determined many years ago, are always used to “help” date a fossil. They use circular reasoning when they use rocks to date fossils and fossils to date rocks! When we accuse evolutionists of using a tautology, they smile nervously and walk away.

Any “scientifically” deduced date will be discarded if the date does not conform to the pre-determined age of the strata where the fossil was discovered. The dating firm will often ask, “What date will be acceptable?” Real science, huh?

Creationists understand the limitations of dating methods whether used by evolutionists or creationists. In reality, all dating methods, including those that point to a young Earth, rely on many assumptions.

We are told (over and over) that the Earth is 4.6 billion years old yet rocks have been dated to an excess of 10 billion years! I think we can all agree that earth’s rocks can’t be older than the Earth itself! Why are these modern dating methods still being used after they have been discredited? My guess is that it impresses the gullible and those who want to believe.

We know that the moon is slowly receding from the Earth at about 1.5 inches per year, and this rate would have been greater in the past. However, if the moon had been in contact with the Earth, it would have taken only 1.37 billion years to reach its present distance from the Earth. This gives a maximum age of the moon, not the actual age. The “clock” is not working.

Scientists used both uranium-thorium-lead and potassium-argon methods to date Apollo moon samples and they got results which varied from 2 million to 28 billion years! That is some difference!

Lava flows produced submerged volcanic rocks near Hualalai, Hawaii in the years 1800-1801 and potassium-argon dated them from 160 million to 2.96 billion years according to the Journal of Geophysical Research. Seems as if the “clock” is a little off! It seems the “experts” are deducing instead of dating. Deducing means to “infer” or to “assume.” I like “guessing.”

Scientists used potassium-argon dating to date a rock sample from the recently formed 1986 lava dome from Mount St. Helens and the newly formed rock gave ages for the different minerals in it of between 0.5 and 2.8 million years. Not even in the ball park but fanatics continue to play the game!

Another absurdity is obvious when wood taken from living trees was dated to be 10,000 years old by carbon-14! And mortar from an English castle about 800 years old was dated 7,370 years! But can you believe it gets worse?

Eleven samples were taken from solidified lava on Mount Ngauruhoe in New Zealand that are known to have formed from eruptions in 1949, 1954, and 1975. The samples were sent to Geochron Laboratories in Cambridge, Massachusetts to ascertain their approximate age. They got dates ranging from 0.27 to 3.5 million years old! Maybe scientists throw darts to arrive at dates?

Some Russian volcanic rocks only a few thousand years old were labeled as being from 50 million to 14.6 billion years old! This is getting to be embarrassing!

The shells of living mollusks have been dated at up to 2,300 years old according to Science magazine.

Wayne Jackson wrote, “Freshly-killed seals have been dated at up to 1,300 years, and mummified seals, dead only about thirty years, have yielded dates as high as 4,600 years. In our book, Creation, Evolution and the Age of the Earth, we documented one case where muscle tissue from a mummified musk ox was dated at 24,000 years, while hair from the same carcass dated only 7,200 years!” Hummm, that’s interesting!

Dr. Thomas Barnes, professor emeritus of physics at the University of Texas, has done extensive research in the decay of the Earth’s magnetic field. His findings indicate that the magnetic field was created only a few thousand years ago, and is decaying toward extinction!

A major problem in radiometric dating is the assumption of a closed system. A closed system demands that uranium or potassium was in the rocks for “millions” of years without any kind of contamination. However, that requires a massive leap of faith without any foundation in science. There can be no doubt that, over the years, leaching, evaporation, etc., took place that throws off the “clock.”

The thing that surprises me when an evolutionist spouts his drivel about how they can “prove” the great age of the Earth is that informed people don’t fall to the floor, gasping and holding their sides with raucous laughter! And the most reserved critics will only express a grin and a muffled giggle.

The biblical account of creation is growing brighter and brighter as the ancient-earthers’ predictions are growing dimmer and dimmer. Or is that dumber and dumber? Watch these 8 minute videos of my lecture at the University of North Dakota: “A Christian Challenges New Atheists to Put Up or Shut Up!”


Fact, Fraud or Faith?

by Don Boys, Ph.D.


Only an uninformed fanatic says that evolution or creation can be proved scientifically. Christians believe in creationism because we believe in the veracity of the Bible but we also have scientific evidence to support our position. In every debate I’ve had with evolutionary scientists, the arrogant, asinine accusation is made, “Well, evolution is scientific while creationism is religion.” Evolution is about as scientific as a voodoo rooster plucking ceremony in Haiti. Almost.

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