Creation Science

Creation Science Exposed:

Radioisotopes and the Age of the Earth

Essays Revealing the Truth Behind the Young Earth Claims


      Young earth creationists have put many years of research into a project they call Radioisotopes and the Age of the Earth, or RATE.  The purpose of RATE was to find ways that radiometric dating can be discredited.  Although they have made numerous claims, none of them have proven to be scientifically sound.  These essays reveal the faulty logic and science behind the RATE project.

      Old earth creationists should be familiar with the claims of the RATE study.  Now that it is over, young earth science experts are touting their finds, and old earth creationists will undoubtedly be faced with them sometime in the future.


Book Review:  Thousands...Not Billions - This is a review of a young earth book for laymen, which presents the results of the RATE research.  None of the RATE evidence in this book undermines the old earth position


RATE Comes Up Empty - RATE has closed their doors.  In conclusion, nothing in the final results of RATE invalidates radiometric dating


RATE:  Analysis and Evaluation of Radiometric Dating - Links to the American Scientific Affiliation website's RATE evaluation articles

RATE's Radiocarbon: Intrinsic or Contamination? - by Kirk Bertsche.  Article on the American Scientific Affiliation's website.  Opens a new browser window.


Romans 1:20 - Clear Proof for an Old Earth...unless you are a young earth creationist.  RATE is contrary to the plain meaning of this verse


Critique of the RATE Group’s Zircon-Helium Diffusion Project - By Timothy K. Christman, Ph.D.  Can you take the RATE conclusions about helium diffusion and apply them to zircons from other localities. 


RATE Project Turns to Deception, by Greg Neyman.  RATE scientists know how to discredit radiometric dating samples from rocks that they know in advance will give unreliable results


RATE Project - The Truth, by Greg Neyman.  RATE set up a booth at the American Geophysical Union meeting, and say it was well-received.  Well-received does not mean they approved of it, however


R.A.T.E., More Faulty Creation Science from ICR, by J.G. Meert.  This article by a geologist at the University of Florida addresses claims such as isochron discordance, radiohaloes, fission tracks, and the helium/zircon argument


Young Earth Creationist Helium Diffusion "Dates", by Dr. Kevin Henke.  A claim of the RATE group is that helium in zircon crystals proves that the earth is young.  Geologist Dr. Henke exposes the flaws in this claim


Rats in RATE Research - Scientists in RATE are not objective and free to interpret the data independent of religious bias


More Rats in RATE, by Dr. Kevin Henke.  This article exposes the faulty logic behind the whole RATE project, from a philosophical perspective


"RATE" Leaders Abandon Geologic Fantasies and Admit that Extensive Radioactive Decay has Occurred - When one young earth theory fails, they have to adjust





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