Radiometric dating from a christian perspective


23-Aug-2016 02:41

That story includes chapters that speak of processes that require lengthy periods of time, such as the cooling and crystallization of magma to form igneous rocks, weathering of rocks to produce ancient soils (paleosols) and unconformities; growth of fossil reef organisms (as well as other complete fossilized ecosystems), and transformation of rocks by metamorphic processes.

If radiometric dating works—and I believe it reveals accurate dates most of the time—Christians should not be intimidated.

Geologists have known for a long time that the isotope geochemistry of Earth is complex, and that radiometric dating does not always return what is considered to be a geologically-valid result, but there is no reason for old-Earth Christians to be intimidated by discrepant dates.

Most scientists who investigated Earth history in the late 1700s and early 1800s came to the conclusion that Earth must be far older than just a few thousand years.

This was long before the discovery of radioactivity in the 1890s or the development of radiometric dating techniques in the 1900s.



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