How old is the earth based on radiometric dating


The slope of the line determines the date, and the closeness of fit is a measure of the statistical reliability of the resulting date.Technical details on how these dates are calculated are given in Radiometric dating. As with any experimental procedure in any field of science, these measurements are subject to certain "glitches" and "anomalies," as noted in the literature.They are automatically assuming no special creation by God or the global Flood judgement as clearly described in the Bible.These events would likely affect the initial amounts of elements and their isotopes within a rock, the radioactive decay rates, contamination, and so on.

Scientists attempted to predict the age based on changing sea levels, the time it took for Earth or the sun to cool to present temperatures, and the salinity of the ocean.Some isotopes have very long half-lives, measured in billions or even trillions of years.Others have extremely short half-lives, measured in tenths or hundredths of a second.Secularists measure the amounts of the radioactive parent and the daughter isotopes in the present; make a whole host of unprovable, naturalistic (anti-biblical and therefore biased) assumptions; and extrapolate backwards in time to make what is essentially a guess about an age.Here’s a quick look at the assumptions that drive the millions of years conclusion.Since the planet Earth doesn't have a birth certificate to record its formation, scientists have spent hundreds of years struggling to determine the age of the planet.

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