Any so called 'age determination' by a physical process is, once stripped down, only an educated guess, and is most likely entirely unrelated to the actual age.
As we progress further in this evaluation, we will examine the actual processes by which these methods work, and carefully determine their validity and accuracy.
The age of prehistoric artifacts, the age of the earth, and that of the universe would be thrown into doubt." Yet another factor to take into view is that the daughter products were most likely present from the beginning.
There is no way possible to know whether or not the daughter components were actually absent from the original system.
Why should Uranium methods be assumed correct on rocks of an unknown age, when it is known that the methods are incorrect on rocks of a known age? This quote supports my point: "The most reasonable age can be selected only after careful consideration of independent geochronologic data as well as field, stratigraphic and paleontologic evidence, and the petrographic and paragenetic relations." Potassium-Argon method: The most widely used method for dating rocks is the Potassium-Argon method.
The function of this method is based on a chain of decay from Uranium and its sister element Thorium, into Lead and Helium. The positively charged atoms of helium gas, otherwise known as alpha particles, escape the nuclei of the parent atoms at rates which have been shown to be statistically constant.
Despite the overwhelmingly dogmatic support from the textbook community, the methods are simply inconsistent in the answers they put forth.
Of the dating methods that we will examine, the Uranium methods will be the first.
Does radiometric dating provide the desperately needed 'proof' that evolutionists have long been searching for? In order to correctly understand the issue, you must come to an understanding of the process or mechanics behind the idea of radiometric dating.
There are several methods used, but in this small article, only two will be examined: - The Uranium-Thorium-Lead method - And the Potassium-Argon method Each of these methods rely upon the common fact that the parent component in a system (e.g., uranium) will gradually 'decay' into the daughter component (e.g., lead).
Here again much chemical activity is known to take place and widely diverging ages can be measured on samples from the same spot.""Being so close, the anisotropic neutrino flux of the super-explosion must have had the peculiar characteristic of resetting all our atomic clocks.