5 assumptions of radiometric dating
Despite the known limitations, radiometric dating must continue as a hoodwinking art in the hands of evolution industry.
Without “many thousand millions of years,” the theory of biological evolution would collapse further into chaos.
Radiometric dating is not an absolute science since it must be based on assumptions; radiometric dating can only estimate an “apparent age.” As the executive director of the National Center for Science Education, Eugenie Scott, explains in : “If certain assumptions are made about it [radiometric dating], then, it can yield a date which could be called the apparent age.
Whether or not the apparent age is the true age depends completely on the validity of the assumptions.” The quantitative study of geological time is known as geochronometry−a branch of geochronology.
The essential factors required to calculate an age include 1) measuring the element concentrations, 2) certainty of element stability over long periods of time, 3) knowledge of the half-life – how long it takes for the initial (parent) radioactive substance to be reduced to the daughter element by 50% (half-life), and 4) initial concentration of the parent and daughter radioactive elements, i.e., the initial concentrations on Earth’s first day.
Science can measure the concentration of elements, but science can only speculate on assumptions regarding the element stability, half-life, and the original concentration at the beginning.
Using non-radiometric indicators, the age of the Earth is compatible with the Genesis account rather than millions and billions of years.The use of Carbon dating is now recognized as too inaccurate and unreliable.Use of the radioactive decay of Uranium to Lead was first published in 1907 by radiochemist Bertram Boltwood (1879-1927) to measure the age of rocks.A long-age of the Earth is an absolute pre-requisite for the theory of biological evolution.Based on evidence from radiometric dating, the age of the Earth has been estimated to be approximately 4.5 billion years.