Creationist Critiques of Radiometric Dating

The most Biblically-literalist and scientifically-incompetent form of creationism is young-earth creationism, whose promoters believe the Earth is 6,000-10,000 years old. Advocates include the Institute for Creation Research and Answers in Genesis.

A Radiometric Dating Resource List • Tim Thompson has compiled the best list of Web resources on this topic, containing both explanations of radiometric dating and responses to creationist claims.

The Age of the Earth • Chris Stassen - A look at young-earth creationist dating methods and their criticisms of scientific methods.

Isochron Dating • Chris Stassen - Explains in some detail how one important type of radiometric dating works.

How Good Are Those Young-Earth Arguments? • Dave E. Matson - A Close Look at Young-Earth Arguments and Other Claims

R. A. T. E. - More Faulty Creation Science from The Insitutute for Creation Research • J. G. Meert - Examines the ICR's R.A.T.E. (Radioisotopes and the Age of The Earth) project, an effort aimed at discrediting modern geochronologic methods and replacing it with a form of miraculous isotopic behavior.

Young-Earth Arguments: A Second Look • Greg R. Morton - Examines a few of the arguments used by young-earth creationists to support the concept that the earth is young.

Radiometric Dating and the Geological Time Scale: Circular Reasoning or Reliable Tools? • Andrew MacRae - Discusses the way radiometric dating and stratigraphic principles are used to establish the conventional geological time scale.

Radiometric Dating: A Christian Perspective • Roger C. Wiens - A scientific explanation of how radiometric dating is conducted by geologists and why Bible-believing Christians can and do trust the results.

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