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Author Topic:   Is Radiometric Dating Really that Accurate?
Chiroptera
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Message 85 of 114 (77626)
01-10-2004 4:44 PM
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01-10-2004 4:31 PM


whatever,

there is no evidence whatsoever that solar radiation or any other factor will change the decay rates. There is no evidence whatsoever that decay rates have changed over time. If someone wants to seriously propose that decay rates can change or have changed, then that person has the responsibility to provide evidence of it. It is not scientific to propose a brand new physical theory just because the facts and evidence contradict the religious myths in which one wishes to believe.

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God caused the sun to go nucleur(let there be light, etc...), which would of had a bearing on the rates of decay

This would have had no bearing whatsoever on the rates of decay. None.

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how do you know the rates of decay have remained constant over 100's of millions of years

There is no evidence that it hasn't been constant. There is no scientific theory that proposes that it hasn't been constant. If there is evidence that our current theories are wrong, then it can be presented and evaluated; but no respectable scientist is going to accept a theory just because it is convenient to the beliefs of a certain religious sect.


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Message 87 of 114 (77633)
01-10-2004 5:26 PM
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01-10-2004 5:13 PM


Temperature has no effect on decay rates. At absolute zero, the nuclear decay rates will essentially be the same as they are now.

If god created the world at absolute zero, then how could the interior of the earth be so hot? There is no way the sun could have warmed the interior of the earth to the current temperatures.

Did you read this somewhere? Or are you making all of this up as you go along?


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Message 93 of 114 (77642)
01-10-2004 6:03 PM
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01-10-2004 5:55 PM


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Guys, the more I read this thread the more I am convinced 'whatever' is just yanking your chains.

I'm a bit skeptical about whatever, myself. I almost said the very same thing, but I was afraid I was going to seem rude.

The only other example of people I know of who exhibit the same incoherent thought processes are some of the homeless people I talk to around where I live.


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Message 96 of 114 (77660)
01-10-2004 8:47 PM
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01-10-2004 8:33 PM


What evidence do you have that this is a problem, that argon from the interior of the earth is contaminating the samples being dated? And what about other dating methods? This argon contamination, even if it exists, would not affect these other methods. And the dates given by these other methods, when they can be done on the same sample, give the same ages as the argon dating. How does this argon contamination affect all the different dating methods, and why does it cause every dating method to give consistent ages?
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Message 106 of 114 (77749)
01-11-2004 12:56 PM
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01-11-2004 12:47 PM


Re: more misinformation
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I thought the reverse osmosis machines actually put water through a plastic to remove complex molecules, was more pure than distilled water

The problem with this analogy is that the pores in the plastic are large enough to allow water molecule through, but too small for the impurities. If you use plastic with pores that are too small, no water will go through. In the crystals that are dated using these methods, the "pores" are too small to allow much leakage of argon in either direction.

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perhaps in time, science will move forward and you will flip your circle a 180 and spin in the same direction as Snelling, etc...

Yes, and maybe science will move forward and we will flip our circle a 180 and spin in the same direction as those who think diseases are caused by demons. And the eclipse is a monster eating the sun. And the flat earthers, don't forget the flat earthers.


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Message 110 of 114 (77757)
01-11-2004 1:19 PM
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01-11-2004 1:04 PM


Re: more misinformation
God is a space alien living in a satellite?
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