4 types of absolute dating
In most instances, these efforts are flawed because the authors have misunderstood or misrepresented the data they attempt to analyze (for example, Woodmorappe 1979; Morris HM 1985; Morris JD 1994).Only rarely does a creationist actually find an incorrect radiometric result (Austin 1996; Rugg and Austin 1998) that has not already been revealed and discussed in the scientific literature.
Not only that, they have to show the flaws in those dating studies that provide independent corroborative evidence that radiometric methods work.
As with any dating technique, there are some significant limitations.
Radiometric dating of rocks and minerals using naturally occurring, long-lived radioactive isotopes is troublesome for young-earth creationists because the techniques have provided overwhelming evidence of the antiquity of the earth and life.
With 18 protons and 22 neutrons, the atom has become Argon-40 (Ar-40), an inert gas.
For every 100 K-40 atoms that decay, 11 become Ar-40.
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