My hope with this posting is that I can try and make a complex topic a little more simple to understand and point out some “faith” given to this process by some in the scientifc community.
I also posted some links to the source material for my journey not only to credit those whom I have received this information from, but to allow you to dive in yourself if you wish to further your understanding of the topic.
Radiometric dating can be compared to an hourglass.
Millions of years are not needed to form sedimentary rock or stratigraphic layering.
Sedimentary layers hundreds of feet thick formed within hours during the eruption itself, and then hardened into rock soon after the water drained from them.
Being a born again Christian, I believe in a young earth This;"The mountain also provided a clear reason to distrust radioisotope dating.
Geologist Steve Austin sampled new rock from atop the mountain that formed in 1986.
In fact I knew nothing about radiometric dating and I must admit that learning about it seemed a bit intimidating.
I am also sure that this intimidation is what leads most people to just accept this type scientific statements as fact instead of taking a critical look at the process.
Later, a catastrophic flood of snowmelt water and muddy debris tore a gash through those fresh deposits, revealing sharp and flat contacts between each earlier deposit.
Another smaller eruption event deposited more material on top of that, and then a third deposition occurred in 1982.
The question of the age of the earth has produced heated discussions on Internet debate boards, TV, radio, in classrooms, and in many churches, Christian colleges, and seminaries.
Let’s give a little history of where these two basic calculations came from and which worldview is more reasonable.
What do you think about the knife that was found recently and dated to be millions of years old?