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The big surprise is that the attack has come from an evolutionary geologist and has been published in a secular scientific journal! First, let’ s find out how radioactive dating methods are supposed to work.Some types (technically known as ‘isotopes’) of ‘parent’ elements such as uranium, thorium, potassium and rubidium are said to be radioactive because the nuclei of the atoms are unstable, resulting in readjustments between the ‘particles’ (primarily neutrons and protons) in the nuclei with time.However, not all meteorites have the same uraniumthorium- lead isotopic composition, so why should the isotopic composition of these particular meteorites be considered to be the ‘correct’ composition for the earth at its origin rather than some other composition found in other meteorites?
So slick and convincing are the presentations of results, particularly in glossy media and museum propaganda, that no one even bothers to question how these dating methods work, what assumptions are involved, and how reliable they are. The answers are not only instructive, but demolish the evolutionary geologist’s case for a 4.5-billion-year old earth.At time t = 0, the hourglass is turned upside-down so that all the sand starts in the top bowl.By time t = 1 hour, all the sand is supposed to have fallen into the bottom glass bowl.The final assumption is, of course, that the radioactive decay rates have remained constant.However, once again, this assumption can in no way be proved, because there were no human observers present right throughout the earth’s history to be constantly measuring the radioactive decay rates and to have recorded them.