Doubts radiometric dating
Dates up to this point in history are well documented for C14 calibration.
For object over 4,000 years old the method becomes very unreliable for the following reason: Objects older then 4,000 years run into a problem in that there are few if any known artifacts to be used as the standard.
Libby, the discoverer of the C14 dating method, was very disappointed with this problem.
He understood that archaeological artifacts were readily available.
Some of these crystals formed at the same time as the ash; thus, radiometric dating of these zircons using the uranium-lead method provided the exact age of the ash.
To verify their findings, the researchers also used a different method to date sedimentary rock from the same place that was formed at the time of the MBB.
That the earth’s plates have been moving slowly for millions of years. This graph should cause creationists to lose sleep at night, wondering why God provided such contrary data to a young earth.
But this graph won’t make an appearance in your recent issue of Creation Magazine or be highlighted on the Basic diagram of the crustal plates of the Earth and their general direction of motion.
Uniformitarian geologists consider this form of dating strong evidence that the Earth is billions of years old.My last post, on the tectonic origins of the Dead Sea and Jordan Valley, brought me face-to-face once again with one of the most striking pieces of evidence for an ancient earth that I am aware of. This graph shows that the so-called historical sciences and observational sciences that Ken Ham touts can both reach the same conclusions. The data don’t reveal anything that hasn’t been common knowledge among geologists for a long time. Some will grasp for an escape chute and claim that these data are the result of God’s creating with the appearance of age while others will cast doubts on the data themselves but at the end of the day, both of these claims are without theological or scientific merit.Plates are moving at different speeds with some moving away from each other and other running into each other.How the plates interact explains much about the origins of earthquakes and volcanoes. It compares two different estimates of how quickly the earth’s plates are moving in the Middle East.