Radiometric dating techniques - Radiometric Dating - Tulane University


By the mid- to late 1800s, geologists, physicists, and chemists were searching for ways to quantify the age of the Earth. Lord Kelvin and Clarence King calculated the length of time required for the Earth to cool from a white-hot liquid state; they eventually settled on 24 million years. James Joly calculated that the Earth’s age was 89 million years on the basis of the time required for salt to accumulate in the oceans. There were other estimates but the calculations were hotly disputed because they all were obviously flawed by uncertainties in both the initial assumptions and the data.

Evolutionists assume that the rate of cosmic bombardment of the atmosphere has always remained constant and that the rate of decay has remained constant. Scientists place great faith in this dating method, and yet more than 50% of radiocarbon dates from geological and archaeological samples of northeastern North America have been deemed unacceptable after investigation. i


Radiometric dating techniques

Radiometric dating techniques