Radiometric dating is wrong
Before then, the Bible had provided the only estimate for the age of the world: about 6,000 years, with Genesis as the history book.Hutton's theories were short on evidence at first, but by 1830 most scientists concurred that Noah's ark was more allegory than reality as they documented geological layering.Thus, according to the critic, we should not expect to be able to use the method.However, we find plenty of detectable Ar-40 in rocks known to be much younger.I am a Christian, and nothing bothers me more than reading a Christian book that omits or misrepresents facts that are contrary to the Christian teaching being supported.I believe this gives the appearance that Christians are trying to dupe the public into belief. I should point out that it looks part of this is copy-pasted from somewhere, hence the (Mc Dougall & Harrison 1999) which normally indicates a fuller reference in a bibliography list, probably from , that the technique should be accurate for ages around the half life or a few orders of magnitude away from it, and the half-life is s 1.248 Ga. When biblioskeptics are confronted with this severe evidence, sometimes they try to get out of it by claiming that the dating methods were illegitimate for the age of the sample. Dr Jonathan Sarfati explains the logical fallacy of such a criticism. Dr Jim Mason wrote the Chapter on Radiometric Dating. They both cite the Mt Ngauruhoe and Mt St Helens studies to prove K-Ar radiometric dating is inaccurate. My understanding is that this technique in only accurate from 200k to 5M years. Thus, it seems Mason and Sarfati’s conclusions are misleading.Shouldn’t Creation Ministries address the boundaries of K-Ar dating and explain why their conclusion are still correct in view thereof?
So if scientists believe that a creature lived millions of years ago, then they would need to date it another way. They assume dinosaurs lived millions of years ago (instead of thousands of years ago like the bible says).If these dates are correct, this calls the Biblical account of a recent creation of life into question.