Young earth radiometric dating
But according to the measured amount of lead physically present in the zircons, approximately 1.5 billion years worth — at today's rates — of nuclear decay occurred. [my emphasis]Over the years, YECs have invoked a large array of imaginative and fruitless excuses to defame radiometric dating. This apparent consistency in textbooks and the media has convinced many Christians to accept an old earth (4.6 billion years old).Radioisotope dating (also referred to as radiometric dating) is the process of estimating the age of rocks from the decay of their radioactive elements.They are now relying on nuclear physics, e.g., Chaffin, 2003 (Adobe Acrobat file) and probably an ample supply of groundless miracles to speed up the decay rates without frying Adam or Noah. (2003) (Adobe Acrobat file), although full of errors and bad assumptions, also makes the following candid admission (p. Snelling, 2003, "Helium Diffusion Rates Support Accelerated Nuclear Decay", Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Creationism, R.3), which is a veiled attack on Woodmorappe's "crapshoot" and similar YEC schemes that involve bogus accusations against radiometric dating methods and equipment: Samples 1 through 3 had helium retentions of 58, 27 and 17 percent. Ivey (ed.), Creation Science Fellowship, Pittsburgh, PA.
Types of igneous rocks include granite and basalt (lava)." in Radioisotopes and the Age of the Earth: A Young-Earth Creationist Research Initiative, L. Many accept radiometric dating methods as proof that the earth is millions of years old, in contrast to the biblical timeline.Types of sedimentary rocks include sandstone, shale, and limestone. In beta decay the total atomic mass does not change significantly.The decay of The radioisotope dating clock starts when a rock cools.These attacks include: magma mixing, Woodmorappe's crapshoot, excess argon, neutron fluxes, neutrinos, and just plain creationist magic.