What they haven't told you about radiometric dating methods.

Glenn Addington By Glenn Addington, 26th Jan 2018 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/1n5c-mlf/
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What we've been told about carbon-14 dating and the other radiometric dating methods is what they want us to believe..., but it isn't the whole truth!

About Carbon-14 dating...

Secular scientists would have us believe that carbon-14 dating or radioisotope dating can tell us the age of ancient things, and of the age of the earth. In the case of radioactive substances, each substance is called the original or parent substance or element, and it decays into what is called the daughter substance or element. This may also decay into another daughter substance, and again and again and again, until there is no longer any radioactive substance left. Several assumptions are made when this process is used. The first is that each system is a closed system which cannot be contaminated during the process. Otherwise, the dating will be wrong. But there is no such thing as a closed system. Rocks cannot be shielded from exposure to water, as in rain, or chemicals, or cosmic rays or radiation from outer space. Other nearby elements which have radiation can also affect the rocks that are being tested. Often times, scientists will assume the sample of their testing had to be 100% parent element at the time of its origin, with no daughter element present. But there is no guarantee that this is the case. Scientists also assume the decay rate will be constant or consistent throughout time. But changes in the atmosphere can greatly affect the rate of decay. Located 450 miles above the earth is the Van Allen radiation belt, discovered in 1959. A certain amount of radiation bombards the earth due to cosmic rays every day. But the Van Allen radiation belt emits 3000 to 4000 times that amount. Having only been discovered in 1959, it is impossible to determine how much this has affected the radioactivity on the earth throughout the duration of the earth’s existence.
The half-life of carbon-14 is around 5500 years. Scientists admit, the limits of usefulness of the radiocarbon age determinations using carbon-14 are not yet known or understood. Rocks being tested could have been contaminated by other sources of carbon. The amount of carbon in a rock tested today would be tainted because of the amount of carbon from the burning of coal and oil over the past 100 years. But 5500 years is a short amount of time compared to the hundreds of millions of years we are told to believe are the ages of some of the fossil and rocks around us. The carbon-14 content in a 2000 ton sample would dissipate down to 1.3 tons in 56,100 years. An article in the Acts and Facts magazine, dated August, 2015, states that no measurable amount of Carbon 14 should be left in any sample that is over 100,000 years old because radiocarbon atoms decay into nitrogen-14 before then. It has also been discovered that an increase in solar winds will raise the carbon-14 levels. But unusually high sunspot activity will cause a decrease in carbon-14 production. There is no reason to trust the carbon-14 dating method.

Neutron capturing.

Radioactive material can capture nearby neutrons. This means that lead 207 could have started out as lead 206, and had captured a nearby neutron. Likewise, lead 208 could have started as lead 207, and could have captured a neutron. Thorium 232 becomes lead, and this is often believed to be the source of the lead 208 and the lead 207. But the capture method spoken of above could have been the source of the lead 208 and lead 207 instead of coming from decayed thorium 232.

More problems!!

Uranium also decays into lead. Rocks tested with the thorium to lead process always show a different age than those tested by the uranium lead-process. Uranium can also deteriorate into lead 210. All the systems can be affected by leaching, which means water trickling down through the rocks will affect the rock sample that is to be tested.

Rubidium 87 decays into strontium 87. But there is no agreement within the scientific community on its half-life. And strontium is easily leached out from one substance to another. Potassium decays into calcium, releasing argon gas. But argon gas easily migrates into and out of the rock layers. Rainwater, seeping down through rock layers, moves potassium from one place to another. The potassium argon dating method must be calculated using the already mentioned, unreliable, uranium-lead dating method.
Exposing rock samples to heat drastically alters the test results showing the ages of the rocks.

Volcanic rock, lava beds and more problems!!

Lava beds, laid down within a few weeks of each other, when analyzed, often show dates differing by millions of years.
In Mount Ngaruhuhoe, New Zealand, rocks from a recent eruption were dated between 270,000 years and 3.9 billion years of age. The potassium argon method was used. The rocks were known to be less than 60 years old. At the same location, one measurement showed 197+ or -160 million years of age. These rocks were only 65 years old. The Somerset Dam rocks near Brisbane, Australia yielded ages from 2,923 years to 442 million years old. Amphibole light rocks from Southeast Asia showed 481 years of age with one dating method but 824 million years using a different dating method.
On February 20, 1943, a cornfield 180 miles west of Mexico City suddenly began to produce a dense cloud of smoke. The next day there was a cinder cone 100 feet high. Showers of rocks and fragments of gas-filled lava burst from the new volcano’s throat. Within two weeks, the peak was 450 feet high. In 1952, when it stopped erupting, it was 1350 feet high and several villages had been smothered under the debris from the new mountain. Lava flows spread out as much as 6 miles from the crater. Sydney P. Clementson, a British engineer, has analyzed the published studies of rock samples from 12 volcanoes in Russia and 10 samples from other places around the world. They show ages from 100 million to 10 billion years by typical radioactive dating methods. But it is known that these volcanic rocks were all formed within the past 200 years! The scientist said calculated ages give no indication whatever of the age of the tested rocks. In cases where calculated ages are millions of years, the rocks could be quite young. Furthermore, these ages have no relationship to the age of the earth, because of course, the various ages computed have varied so widely. Ratios of parent and daughter elements and their uses as a basis for projecting the ages of the rocks, or the age of the earth, turn out to be pretty worthless.
Moon rocks, when tested using dating methods, showed between 2 million to 28 billion years old. One scientist showed that the clocks within radioactive rocks could be reset by means of exposure to pressure, temperature and electrical or magnetic fields.

What can we honestly conclude here?

The use of carbon-14 dating for supposed 'millions of years old' is without merit.
The other radiometric dating methods have proven to be hopelessly flawed.
We have been lied to or duped by the scientific community as to the credibility of these dating methods. As a means or basis for determining the age of rocks, fossils, or the earth, none of these dating systems are worth our consideration or attention.

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Carbon-14 Dating, Radioisotopes, Radiometric Dating, The Age Of The Earth

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author avatar Glenn Addington
I am an American, former Viet Nam veteran, and a Christian, living in East Tennessee. I am now retired and am pursuing a writing career. I would welcome writing assignments.

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author avatar Becky Hardiman
6th Feb 2018 (#)

Hi Glenn
I found one of your articles today. Thanks for putting me onto this when we met on the flight to Singapore. Evolution is taught as a given in schools in the U.K. so it’s good to see these articles - will share the pages with other friends at church.
Safe travels and lovely to meet you both.

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author avatar Glenn Addington
10th Feb 2018 (#)

Thanks for reading the article and the encouragement!! Please share all my Christian articles with as many as possible. I consider this a ministry and a calling, and my prayers are that people can be challenged to read, think, and review what is said and check it against God's word. My prayer is that God will use my writing and that God's Spirit will convict, and that souls might be changed and/or won. Thanks again!! glennjjb@gmail.com

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