Carbon 14 is used for this example:, which was put out by Dr. The above is offered as a simple fact of research. Knowing how faulty creationist "facts" can be, let's do a little research of our own. One suspects that the scientific world would not be using the carbon method if it were so obviously flawed.
An Essay on Radiometric Dating. Radiometric dating methods are the strongest direct evidence that geologists have for the age of the Earth. All these methods point to Earth being very, very old -- several billions of years old. Young-Earth creationists -- that is, creationists who believe that Earth is no more than 10, years old -- are fond of attacking radiometric dating methods as being full of inaccuracies and riddled with sources of error. When I first became interested in the creation-evolution debate, in late , I looked around for sources that clearly and simply explained what radiometric dating is and why young-Earth creationists are driven to discredit it. I found several good sources, but none that seemed both complete enough to stand alone and simple enough for a non-geologist to understand them.
Science in Christian Perspective. Radiometric Dating. A Christian Perspective. Roger C. Wiens has a PhD in Physics, with a minor in Geology.
A few years ago, some leading creationist geologists and physicists began a detailed research project into R adioactivity and the A ge of T he E arth RATE. With the release of key peer-reviewed papers at the ICC International Conference on Creationism , it is clear that RATE has made some fantastic progress, with real breakthroughs in this area. Others had tried to find an answer in geological processes—e. This is indeed the answer in some cases.