Much of the controversy between evolutionists and creationists concerns the age of the earth and its fossils.At the time Darwin’s On the Origin of Species was published, the earth was “scientifically” determined to be 100 million years old. In 1947, geologists firmly established that the earth was 3.4 billion years old.

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In other words, the less of the parent isotope (and the more of the daughter isotope) we measure in a specimen, the older we assume it to be.

Radiocarbon dating is actually of little use to evolutionists. First, no rocks and relatively few fossils contain measurable quantities of carbon of any kind.

And fourth, one must be certain that the decay rate of parent isotope to daughter isotope has always been the same.

That one or more of these assumptions are often invalid is obvious from the published radiometric “dates” (to say nothing of unpublished dates) found in the literature.

Second, one must be certain that there were no daughter isotopes present in the beginning.

Third, one must be certain that neither parent nor daughter isotopes have ever been added or removed from the specimen.

No wonder the laboratories that “date” rocks insist on knowing in advance the “evolutionary age” of the strata from which the samples were taken—this way, they know which dates to accept as “reasonable” and which to ignore.

Of one thing you may be sure: whenever “absolute” radiometric dates are in substantial disagreement with evolutionary assumptions about the age of associated fossils, the fossils always prevail.

Finally in 1976, they discovered that the earth is “really” 4.6 billion years old.

These dates indicate that for 100 years, the age of the earth doubled every 20 years.

These radiometric “clocks” begin keeping time when the molten rock solidifies.