Believer’s Answer To Science of Radio-metric Dating of Earth

The Answer of The Believer To Science of Radiometric Age-Dating


For a long time (the past two centuries) now the argument of scientific dating of rocks, and many other items, through the accurate method of “radiometric age-dating” has been scientific “proof” that the Earth is not merely 5-6,000 years old (i.e. a creation testified by The Bible and Torah), but rather billions of years old.
[ Source: Berkley University: http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/fosrec/McKinney.html ] –
“Very careful measurements in laboratories, made on VERY LARGE numbers of U-235 atoms, HAVE SHOWN that each of the atoms has a 50:50 chance of decaying during about 704,000,000 years. In other words, during 704 million years, half the U-235 atoms that existed at the beginning of that time will decay to Pb-207. This is known as the half life of U- 235. Many elements have some isotopes that are unstable, essentially because they have too many neutrons to be balanced by the number of protons in the nucleus. Each of these unstable isotopes has its own characteristic half life. Some half lives are several billion years long, and others are as short as a ten-thousandth of a second.”

“PART 3: PUTTING DATES ON ROCKS AND FOSSILS
For the block diagram (Figure 1) at the beginning of this exercise, the ratio of U-235:Pb-207 atoms in the pegmatite is 1:1, and their ratio in the granite is 1:3. Using the same reasoning about proportions as in Part 2b above, students can determine how old the pegmatite and the granite are. They should write the ages of the pegmatite and granite beside the names of the rocks in the list below the block diagram (Figure 1).
By plotting the half life on a type of scale known as a logarithmic scale, the curved line like that for the M & MTM activity can be straightened out, as you can see in the graph in Figure 4. This makes the curve more useful, because it is easier to plot it more accurately. That is especially helpful for ratios of parent isotope to daughter isotope that represent less than one half life. For the block diagram (Figure 1), if a geochemical laboratory determines that the volcanic ash that is in the siltstone has a ratio of U-235:Pb-207 of 47:3 (94% of the original U-235 remains), THIS MEANS THAT THE ASH IS 70 MILLION YEARS OLD (see Figure 4). IF THE RATIO IN THE BASALT IS 7:3 (70% of the original U-235 remains), THEN THE BASALT IS 350 MILLION YEARS OLD (again, see Figure 4). Students should write the age of the volcanic ash beside the shale, siltstone and basalt on the list below the block diagram.”


The science is impressive in its presentation. The mathematical calculations amazing.

But, if you will (for only a moment), consider absorbing this information through ANOTHER lens:

Psalm 90:2 (KJV)
Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.
Psalm 95:5 (KJV)
The sea is his, and he made it: and his hands formed the dry land.


Genesis 1:9-10 (KJV)
And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and
Let the dry land appear
:
And it was so
.
[10] And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good.

Genesis 2:4-5 (KJV)
These are the generations of the heavens and of
the earth when they were created
,
in the day that the Lord God made the earth
and the heavens, [5]
And every plant of the field BEFORE it was in the earth
,
and every herb of the field BEFORE it grew
: for the Lord God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground.


Jonah 1:9 (KJV)
And he said unto them, I am an Hebrew; and I fear the Lord,
the God of heaven
,
WHICH HATH MADE the sea and the dry land
.


If we are willing to view the “facts” (presented in the above procedures) through the spectrum of
faith in God
, the answer to such “Science” is fairly simple:

Perhaps your dating process is correct.


Perhaps all of your mathematical calculations are dead-on accurate.


Perhaps you are absolutely correct in all your hypothesis about the decay time, and how to measure it.


But, perhaps you also miss one major element to the calculation?


Perhaps- if we are to be truthful- you lack the most important element of all for calculating the age of these items?


Again, look at this Scripture:
Psalm 90:2 (KJV)
…Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever THOU HADST FORMED THE EARTH and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.

Consider something that this Scriputre points out for us. If God FORMED the earth (“the dry ground”), the rocks, the layers of strata, the river-beds, etc. IN THE DAY THAT THEY WERE CREATED they then EXISTED IN THEIR FORM.

One then realizes, when viewing these things in this way, that the age of such items WOULD INDEED show themselves to be however physically long it would have taken to form-
if
, in theory, it had been able to form WITHOUT GOD. Which did not happen!
John 1:1-3 (KJV)
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. [2] The same was in the beginning with God. [3] All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
Psalm 100:3 (KJV)
Know ye that the Lord he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.



To this answer, there is no possible reply from the field of Science.
And for this answer, there are some pointed Scriptures that may be employed concerning man’s “scientific methods”:
Job 5:6-16 (KJV)
Although affliction cometh not forth of the dust, neither doth trouble spring out of the ground; [7] YET MAN IS BORN UNTO TROUBLE, as the sparks fly upward. [8] I WOULD SEEK UNTO GOD, and UNTO GOD WOULD I COMMIT MY CAUSE:
[9] Which doeth great things and unsearchable; marvellous things without number:
[10] Who giveth rain upon the earth, and sendeth waters upon the fields:
[11] To set up on high those that be low; that those which mourn may be exalted to safety.
[12] He disappointeth the devices of the crafty, so that their hands cannot perform their enterprise. [13] HE TAKETH THE WISE IN THEIR OWN CRAFTINESS: and the counsel of the froward is carried headlong.
Job 5:13 (NASB)
“He captures the wise by their own shrewdness
And the advice of the cunning is quickly thwarted.

[14] They meet with darkness in the daytime, and grope in the noonday as in the night.
[15] But he saveth the poor from the sword, from their mouth, and from the hand of the mighty. [16] So the poor hath hope, AND INIQUITY STOPPETH HER MOUTH.


Romans 1:20-22 (KJV)
For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world ARE CLEARLY SEEN, being understood BY THE THINGS THAT ARE MADE, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
[21] Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; BUT BECAME VAIN IN THEIR IMAGINATIONS, AND THEIR FOOLISH HEART WAS DARKENED. [22] PROFESSING THEMSELVES TO BE WISE, they became fools……
……[24] Wherefore GOD ALSO GAVE THEM UP TO UNCLEANNESS through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: [25] Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
[26] For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections……
……[28] And even as they DID NOT like to RETAIN GOD IN THEIR KNOWLEDGE, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient……


So, again-
When the faithful is faced with such “science”, there is a reply of faith:
A
40,000,000 year old rock
suddenly becomes
merely 5,770
or thereabout, THROUGH TRUE FAITH IN GOD AS THE CREATOR.
When one believes that
in the day it was formed it appeared with all the attributes
, then one may understand that “Science” is groping in the darkness for their answer, because they have
not liked to retain God in their “science”
.

Science has
miscalculated
God.

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