Other Dating Methods
Since the radioisotope dating techniques, discussed on this web page, do not date the fossil but the rock surrounding the fossil; We need to look at a different set of assumptions than is necessary when considering either C-14 or Amino Acid dates. Evolutionists believe that the fossil will date the same as the surrounding rock because the radioisotope clock is generally thought to reset to zero. However, what would a Creationist need to assume or question when looking at this problem involving the reseting of the clock?
When trying to understand Radioisotope Dating techniques from the short time perspective of the Creationary Paradigm, it is important that we understand the assumptions made by both the Scientific Community and the much smaller Creation Science Community.
- Introduction to Radioisotope/Radionuclide basics.
- Introduction to the Structure of the Atom introduces you to topics such as: Structure of atoms, Atom symbols, Isotopes, Nuclides, Chart of the Nuclides, Rules that Stable Nuclides follow, mass defect, and Nuclear Binding Energy.
- Introduction to Nuclear Reactions introduces you to topics such as: Average Nuclear Binding Energy and nuclide stability; What is it that drives fission, fusion, and other nuclear reactions; Types of Radioactive Decay: alpha, beta, gamma, positron, Summary of chariteristics; Nuclear Reactions; Nuclear Equations; Use nuclide charts to visually chart out nuclear reactions; U238 decay Series is shown on a Nuclide Chart.
- (K/Ar) Potassium Argon Dating I An Introduction of the K/Ar dating process, both atoms and reactions are explained. Also, the assumptions that most scientists make in this technique, are studied from the Creationary position.
- (K/Ar) Potassium Argon Dating II Reporting a possible scenario that would allow K-Ar dates to make sense within a short age chronology. Data from both the Columbia River Basalt in the Pasco Basin and the Yellowstone Fossil Forest in Specimen Creek Ridge is used to help illustrate a possible scenario allowing K-Ar dates to be interpreted in terms or a short age chronology.
- Origin of Both Extinct Nuclides and U238 and U235 Nuclides Why are the nuclides with short half-lives extinct? And also, concerning various radioisotope decay series, such as U238 and U235, why are they in a state of equilibrium? The data seems to indicate that the earth is very old. All the nuclides with short half-lives are gone. It seems like the time has run out for nuclides that break down rapidly. Only those nuclides which break down more slowly are left. What is the answer to these problems? Two possible Creationary explanations are explored.
- Origins of our Solar System Was the Solar System originally a stable place only to be become unstable, possibly at the time of the flood? Could it be possible that a planet in our Solar System has been destroyed? Specific data from NASA and other scientific sources suggest that there could have been a big change in our Solar System in the past.
- What does the Bible say about the age of the Earth? An interesting difference exists between the rock surrounding fossils and the fossils themselves. Radioisotope dating methods that date the rock, and not the fossil itself produce much longer ages than the radioisotope dating methods that only date the fossil itself. See why this might be so from a Creationary perspective.
- The Brown Bible heaven and earth are defined in Genesis 1:8 and 10 are defined as sky and land. Go to Genesis 1:8-10 and click on the words sky and land to see the notes on the topic (Refers you to sky and the land in verse 1).
As I have time in the future, I will be adding other dating mechanisms. Expect this to take years. Mike Brown
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