Dating rocks and fossils using radioisotopes
/ The claims of RATE are also criticized by Stephen Meyers & Greg Neyman and others.
To help you learn quickly and well, here are some carefully selected resources: • explanations of the Big Bang Expansion: a brief overview and Cosmology 101 (a series from NASA) and Three Evidences (by Perry Phillips) and news FAQ tutorial (from Ned Wright).
They ignore the important differences between three questions (when, how, who) and use "when" to define the answer to all three.
Two young-earth models (for plate tectonics & radiometric dating) are evaluated by Deborah Haarsma & Loren Haarsma and Greg Neyman examines catastrophic plate tectonics and provides links (1 at start, 7 at end) where you can learn more.
Twenty young-earth books are reviewed by Greg Neyman & others who explain why Hundreds of questions — about the when and how of origins, in areas of geology, physics, astronomy, biology, and beyond — were examined by Mark Isaak (for Talk Origins) and then Greg Neyman (for Answers in Creation),who give brief responses () that are labeled "TO" and "Ai C" in the topics-table below.
We cannot directly observe ancient history, but can we — by a logical analysis of historical evidence (in fields like astronomy, geology, paleontology, evolutionary biology, and archaeology) — reach reliable conclusions about what happened in the past, on the earth and in other parts of the universe? This section is now in its own page — HISTORICAL SCIENCE — which looks at criticisms and responses, and says that ""unofficially, most members of ASA think the essential foundation of historical science — the logical evaluation of evidence about the past — provides a reliable way to learn about the history of nature." Most scientists think there is overwhelming scientific evidence, from a wide variety of fields, proving (beyond any reasonable doubt) that the earth and universe are very old, with ages of approximately 4.55 and 13.7 billion years, respectively.
But proponents of young-earth theories challenge the evaluations that lead to old-earth conclusions.We should use all of the information provided for us by God, so usually the reasons for adopting an "age of the universe" view are both scientific (the focus in this page) and theological (the focus in AGE OF THE EARTH & UNIVERSE - THEOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES).This page describes high-quality educational resources on the web — with views from a variety of perspectives — that we think you'll find interesting and useful, that will stimulate your thinking and help you explore a wide range of ideas. ", and imply that "NO" means "then you can't know much about it." What can we know, and how?• a summary (by Ashby Camp) of ideas in Faith, Form and Time (a book by Kurt Wise, a prominent young-earth scientist).