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G1221:  U-Th dating gives inaccurate results for modern volcanic rocks.


Edited by Greg Neyman




U-Th dating of volcanic rocks formed in historic times gives dates vastly older than their true age.

Source:   Clementson, S. P., 1970, A critical examination of radioactive dating of rocks. Creation Research Society Quarterly 7 (Dec.): 137-141; citing Cherdyntsev, V. V., et al., Geological Institute Academy of Sciences, USSR, Earth Science Section, 172, p. 178. Cited in: Morris, Henry M., 1974. Scientific Creationism, Green Forest, AR: Master Books, p. 143.




  1. This claim is based on a single reference point, and without the reference material, it is impossible to provide a full answer.

  2. Dating tools, like anything else, can be misused and twisted to the users own preferences

  3. The U-Th method is backed by a vast amount of literature supporting its reliability.  One published bad date would not invalidate thousands of other good dates


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