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Author Topic:   Would ID/Creationists need new, independant dating techniques??
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10-18-2010 1:30 PM

Hey Everyone.
Long time lurker, first time poster here.
In my local town centre, every wednesday, there are a group of YEC's that place a board and do some drawings showing that evolution is false and all lies and the usual PRATT's. Since I had some spare time lately I thought I would go down and try to debate/talk some sense into them.
Long story short, they brought in a gentleman who has a degree in geography and seems to know a lot about geology. Now unfortunatly the most geology I have ever done was for one year as a wild card course in South Africa about 9 years back so my geology was rusty.
We started having a discussion about the biblical flood and modern geology and he was using all the usual YEC tactics. Dating is flawed, Grand Canyon, etc etc. So instead of him trying to tear apart modern geology I simply asked him this, if all of our radiometric dating techniques are so flawed, wouldn't the YEC's need an independant method of dating (or a few). Wouldn't this strengthen their position that the earth is as young as they say it is? Instead of saying that radiometric dating has supposed flaws, shouldn't they be working on new methods?
His answer was thus, that they already knew the ages of the strata/fossils and so forth from biblical chronology and hence didn't need any new dating methods.
My question is, wouldn't it be correct in assuming that the YEC position would indeed need new, independant dating techniques and if so, have any been modelled? or tested?
Also, he asked me to look at for any questions I might have, but so far I haven't found anything to discuss YEC dating techniques.

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10-18-2010 2:22 PM

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