"For a collision between argon 40 and a proton, the result would be emission of either two protons to get Cl-39 or an alpha particle to get Cl-38."
This would thus mean that, in the cases where the ages of crystals were determined with the K/Ar or Ar/Ar methods, those crystals are actually older than the ages determined by these methods. It would mean that those geologists underestimated the ages of those crystals.
I will explain why, quickly. For example, the K/Ar method starts working with the crystallisation of minerals.
Ar is an inert gas and can't be incorporated in the chemical reactions resulting in the crystal lattices of crystals. That's how we start, from basic chemistry. When the crystal forms, 0% Ar in the crystal lattices.
Then the K in those lattices start decaying according to basic physics.
The more the percentage of Ar in crystal lattices, the older the crystal. So, old OS is telling us that some Ar in the crystal lattices are removed via protons.
OS just confirmed that the earth is old. Very, very old.
Ar is a noble gas; therefore it can't partcipiate in the chemical reactions resulting in the formation of the crystal lattices. Thus; Ar won't be present in the crystal lattices directly after formation of crystals. Basic chemistry.
I wasn't clear. Is it unstable in its containment? Does it bounce around in the rock?
Obviously not. What does "unstable in their containment" and "bounce around the rock" even mean?
Darwin's book "Origin of Species" was written in 1859. All the above dates come shortly after that. Meaning that the interest in an old earth increased greatly with the publication of that book.
You've got it the wrong way round. The naturalists of the time realised that the earth was very, very old. Waaaay before Darwin.
Anyway, marc9000, isn't it amazing that exploration and mining companies were the people and organisations initiating and funding research on how to exactly determine the age of rocks? Seems like it helped them doing what they do best; finding and taking minerals out of the ground and sell those products for a profit (I nearly wrote Prophet)? They use old earth models. Makes normal people think; doesn't it?
Events of the past aren't repeatable, and aren't observable,….
Actually, I didn't need to watch my parents having sex to have me. DNA does the trick. Do you have any idea what science is, marc9trillion?
There's no disagreement between YEC's and AED's on how life is pro-created. But there is disagreement on between them on how old the earth is, what the supernatural is capable of if it isn't bound by one time and three space dimensions.
You scored an own goal. Events of the past don’t have to be repeated to be scientific. In science the evidence provided must be observable and the experiments to confirm or deny hypotheses must be repeatable.
It would help you if you knew the basics about basic science before trying to "prove" that science is wrong...
Actually, in Oklo there are supposed to have been a chain of decays. Depending on the half lives, and when the reactions are thought to have happened, some isotopes would no longer be expected to be there because they would have decayed away. For example, if something was supposedly decaying for a few billion years, and something, say, had a half life of 50,000 years, when we look at what is there now, we would not expect to see the isotopes with the 50,000 year half life...would we? So, it would now be missing.
Not really. It depends on the technology and method on how much is detected. I would expect to find a low reading of long-gone isotopes in the equipment for a myriad of reasons. The ± in scientific articles mean a lot.
Doesn't iridium most often come from meteors? That's why they trace the KT boundary to this big meteor they claim hit the Earth in that supposed time period. I figure what happened is that the meteor hit during the Flood and the timing was such that the iridium was carried on that particular layer which was dispersed throughout the world as all the sedimentary layers were being laid down during that event. Same basic idea, totally different timing and transport system.
This one is funny. The Barberton Sequence at, well, Barberton, outcrops and is not covered by that layer. A magical global fluddie, if it happened, would have covered that, too. It doesn't.
No. If there was a major release of water (and other things it carried with it) that came from under the earth, and erupted violently, that also would be an impact.
Actually, phreatic eruptions have been studied extensively at the geological research institution I work for, for at least 90 years. The specialists know what deposits would be expected to be found. No evidence for magical global fluddies at all.
Why assume they were not there?? Science has no reasons either way. I have reasons. The fact is it exists and had to come from somewhere. It came right at the time of the great extinction. This has the earmarks of the flood.
Yeah, baby. All those platinum group metals. Next time you're gonna tell us that the 3 main lobes of the layered mafic Bushveld Igneous Complex were all poofed into existence as different sedimentary deposits in a magic fluddie.