Carbon dating age earth
i am a Christian and therefore belive in the creation of earth. i wanted to hear other peoples thoughts whether from creation or evolution standpoint. i dont just want this to be a philosophical argument based only on what... We know this by a process known as radiometric dating.
i am a Christian and therefore belive in the creation of earth. i wanted to hear other peoples thoughts whether from creation or evolution standpoint. i dont just want this to be a philosophical argument based only on what people think. how old does it deem the earth to be, and how can it prove this? Radiometric dating works by measuring the amount of a radioactive isotope in a certain mineral.
The number is from the estimated atomic mass of each isotope. Electrons have a much tinier mass, and have a negligible effect on the the atomic mass of each isotope.
H1 has 1 proton and 1 electron, atomic mass=1, H2 1 proton, 1electron and 1 nuetron, atomic mass=2 and so on.
This nullifies the carbon-14 method as well as demonstrating that the earth is less than 10,000 years old. One suspects that the scientific world would not be using the carbon-14 method if it were so obviously flawed.
Could it be that the whole scientific community has missed this point, or is it another case of creationist daydreaming?
Samples significantly older than this have very little or even no measurable C left.
Some of these rocks are sedimentary, and include minerals which are themselves as old as 4.1 to 4.2 billion years.
Rocks of this age are relatively rare, however rocks that are at least 3.5 billion years in age have been found on North America, Greenland, Australia, Africa, and Asia.
While these values do not compute an age for the Earth, they do establish a lower limit (the Earth must be at least as old as any formation on it).
This lower limit is at least concordant with the independently derived figure of 4.55 billion years for the Earth's actual age.