How old is earth based on radiometric dating
However, when we speak of the distant past, there are no historical records and thus no verifiable way to prove that a certain 'date' is correct.
In many cases it is quite difficult to prove whether one method is superior to another: and in this regard, the only way of doing so is to closely examine how each method works and try to find fault with it.
In regard to the radiometric dating of rocks, it is known that various different radiometric methods often yield quite discordant dates for the same rock, thus proving that they cannot all be correct.
In this regard, pro-evolution scientists are very selective about which dates they accept and which ones they reject: such as any date that is contrary to the Geological Time Chart -- to which all radiometric dates must fall in line with.
Radiometric dating remains a reliable scientific method.
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The age of the earth can be estimated by taking the first five days of creation (from earth’s creation to Adam), then following the genealogies from Adam to Abraham in Genesis 5 and 11, then adding in the time from Abraham to today.
Adam was created on day 6, so there were five days before him. So a simple calculation is: At this point, the first five days are negligible.
Proponents of evolution publicize radioisotope dating as a reliable and consistent method for obtaining absolute ages of rocks and the age of the earth.
The topic of radiometric dating has received some of the most vicious attacks by young earth creation science theorists.
However, none of the criticisms of young earth creationists have any scientific merit.
From there, we can begin to calculate the age of the earth.
Let’s do a rough calculation to show how this works.
Slowly and painstakingly, geologists have assembled this record into the generalized geologic time scale shown in Figure 1.