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Young Earth Creation Science Argument Index


G12:  Radiometric dating gives unreliable results.


Edited by Greg Neyman



Radiometric dating gives unreliable results

Source:   Brown, Walt, 1995. In the Beginning: Compelling evidence for creation and the Flood. Phoenix, AZ: Center for Scientific Creation, p. 24.




  1. Different measurement techniques validate each other and give consistent results.  Consistent results cannot be explained by chance or systematic error in decay rates

  2. Radiometric dates are consistent with nonradiometric dating methods (see TalkOrigins link below for details)

  3. The young earth creationist claim comes from a few bad dates.  They ignore the hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of good dates


To learn more on this topic, read the rebuttal.

Radiometric Dating (Wikipedia)



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