# Creation 101 radiometric dating and the age of the earth

### Index

- How old is the Earth according to radiometric dating?
- Did science really prove that the Earth is 4 billion years old?
- Does radiometric dating confirm the biblical account of history?
- How do scientists measure the age of rocks?
- How old is the Earth according to radioactive dating?
- Does radiometric dating prove millions of years old?
- How is the age of the Earth determined?
- Is the Earth millions of years old?
- Is radiometric dating used to attack the Bible?
- Does radiometric dating prove the age of the Earth?
- What is the Christian view on carbon-14 and radiometric dating?
- Does carbon dating confirm the Bible?
- What method is used to determine the age of rocks?
- How do scientists determine how old a mineral is?
- How did scientists determine the age of the Earth?
- How is the age of formations marked on a Geologic Calendar?

### How old is the Earth according to radiometric dating?

Radiometric dating and the age of the earth Carbon-14 in coal suggests ages of thousands of years and clearly contradict ages of millions of years. Carbon-14 in oil again suggests ages of thousands, not millions, of years. Carbon-14 in fossil wood also indicates ages of thousands, not millions, of years.

### Did science really prove that the Earth is 4 billion years old?

by Dr. Lisle | Oct 27, 2017 | Geology, Origins, Physics “Science has proved that the earth is 4.5 billion years old.” We have all heard this claim. We are told that scientists use a technique called radiometric dating to measure the age of rocks.

### Does radiometric dating confirm the biblical account of history?

When we understand the science, we find that radiometric dating actually confirms the biblical account of history. [1] Potassium-40 can also decay into Calcium-40 by beta decay. One neutron converts into a proton, ejecting an electron in the process. This is the most common decay path for potassium-40, accounting for 89% of the decay product.

### How do scientists measure the age of rocks?

We are told that scientists use a technique called radiometric dating to measure the age of rocks. We are also told that this method very reliably and consistently yields ages of millions to billions of years, thereby establishing beyond question that the earth is immensely old – a concept known as deep time.

### How old is the Earth according to radioactive dating?

Instead, radioactive dating indicates that Earth is about 4.5 billion years old—plenty of time for evolution and natural selection to take place. [i] But as we show here, geologists do not use radioactivity to establish the age of certain rocks.

### Does radiometric dating prove millions of years old?

Many accept radiometric dating methods as proof that the earth is millions of years old, in contrast to the biblical timeline. Mike Riddle exposes the unbiblical assumptions used in these calculations. The presupposition of long ages is an icon and foundational to the evolutionary model.

### How is the age of the Earth determined?

The same techniques of radiometric dating have been used on those rocks. All the data from Earth and beyond has led to the estimated age of 4.5 billion years for our planet. The age of rocks is determined by radiometric dating, which looks at the proportion of two different isotopes in a sample.

### Is the Earth millions of years old?

Many accept radiometric dating methods as proof that the earth is millions of years old, in contrast to the biblical timeline. The presupposition of long ages is an icon and foundational to the evolutionary model. Nearly every textbook and media journal teaches that the earth is billions of years old.

### Most people think that radioactive dating has proven the earth is billions of years old. After all, textbooks, media, and museums glibly present ages of millions of years as fact. Yet few people know how radiometric dating works or bother to ask what assumptions drive the conclusions. Radiometric Dating Accurate?

What is the Christian view on carbon-14 and radiometric dating?

### What method is used to determine the age of rocks?

This method uses the orientation of the Earths magnetic field, which has changed through time, to determine ages for fossils and rocks. Relative dating to determine the age of rocks and fossils

### How do scientists determine how old a mineral is?

Using some simple mathematics, they can figure out how long ago the mineral first formed. It is possible to date rocks as old as four billion years this way. Absolute dating of rocks has provided many tie points for the relative time scale developed from fossils. The result is an absolute time scale.

### How did scientists determine the age of the Earth?

Using uranium-238 and uranium-235, which has a half-life of 704 million years, scientists were able to determine the age of minerals found on Earth, the Moon and inside meteorites to help us estimate that Earth formed 4.54 billion years ago, give or take 50 million years.

### How is the age of formations marked on a Geologic Calendar?

The age of formations is marked on a geologic calendar known as the geologic time scale. Development of the geologic time scale and dating of formations and rocks relies upon two fundamentally different ways of telling time: relative and absolute.