Radiometric dating techniques have always been an important element in the modern Creationevolution controversy. From the time that radioactive decay rates were first suggested as a means of measuring the age of rocks, creation-model scientists and other critical thinkers were quick to point out that because the original compositions of the rock could not be established, the "age" as measured was actual conjecture, and without compelling scientific value. Nothing has happened to change that. However, a very clever mathematical trick called "isochrons" has more recently been used by geochronologists to delude themselves into thinking that they are able to find rigorous proofs for old-age in rocks through radio activity data.


Radiometric dating, creationism


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