Radiometric dating and creation science
If these dates are correct, this calls the Biblical account of a recent creation of life into question.After study and discussion of this question, I now believe that the claimed accuracy of radiometric dating methods is a result of a great misunderstanding of the data, and that the various methods hardly ever agree with each other, and often do not agree with the assumed ages of the rocks in which they are found.In reply to the first point, which the Young Earth creationist claims that the decay rate isn't a constant, he claims that...This is tantamount to claiming that the gravity of the Earth might have been 5 times stronger in medieval times, or that the boiling point of water might have been a thousand degrees a century ago.
A full discussion of the topic must therefore include the current scientific challenge to the OE concept.
The decay rates of radioisotopes are driven by the quantum mechanics of barrier tunneling and the relative strengths of coulomb repulsion and nuclear binding energy which drive all nuclear interactions.
If they were to change, this would mean that the characteristics of fundamental particles and forces are changing, which means that the behavior of all matter in the universe is in a state of flux.
This is the third in a series of articles about a young-Earth creationism (YEC) conference held in Bozeman, Montana in April, 2016. Bozeman creation conference preview and expectations 2. – Yes Genesis does matter, whether a Christian believes in a young Earth or an old Earth. This article – What you haven’t been told about radioisotope dating 4.
Coming in the future – Ice ages, seafloor sediments, dinosaur bones, and more.