Essential Links ▼
Message Coding Help ►
Posts of the Month ►
Document Library ►
Why are the ages assumed? How did they come to these ages?
The most common dating method for ages less than 50,000 years is radiocarbon dating. Is there something specific you have in mind where you'd like to know how it was dated?
As Percy notes, ages up to about 50,000 years are measured by radiocarbon dating.
Older ages are measured or estimated based on a variety of other techniques, some of which are radiometric.
Do you have some problem with ages of that magnitude?
Belief gets in the way of learning--Robert A. Heinlein
How can I possibly put a new idea into your heads, if I do not first remove your delusions?--Robert A. Heinlein
It's not what we don't know that hurts, it's what we know that ain't so--Will Rogers
If I am entitled to something, someone else is obliged to pay--Jerry Pournelle
If a religion's teachings are true, then it should have nothing to fear from science...--dwise1
"Multiculturalism" demands that the US be tolerant of everything except its own past, culture, traditions, and identity.
What ages are you assuming? How did you come to those ages?
After all, since you asked us to show you ours, that obligates you to show us yours.
Or did you simply commit a run-by fruiting?
Why do you think they are assumed rather than measured or determined based on correlations with things of known age?
Did someone tell you they were assumed?
There are many ways to determine ages of items -- see Age Correlations and An Old Earth, Version 2 No 1 for several examples of how age determinations are correlated.
type [qs]quotes are easy[/qs] and it becomes:
and you can type [qs=RAZD]quotes are easy[/qs] and it becomes:
quotes are easy
or type [quote]quotes are easy[/quote] and it becomes:
quote:quotes are easy
also check out (help) links on any formatting questions when in the reply window.
For other formatting tips see Posting TipsFor a quick overview see EvC Forum PrimerIf you have problems with replies see Report Discussion Problems Here 3.0
They aren't: they're deduced.
Since I've already written tens of thousands of words on this subject, I may as well just give a link. Have a look as section 5 of this book. Any questions?
Do Nothing Button
Copyright 2001-2018 by EvC Forum, All Rights Reserved
Version 4.0 BetaInnovative software from Qwixotic © 2019