No one can predict the moment when a particular grain will fall through the neck, but an estimate can be made for how long the whole pile of sand will take to fall.A similar process takes place with the radioactive decay of atoms.But last Sunday, her Bible teacher stated emphatically that God made Earth only six thousand years ago. The age assigned to the fossils in front of her seems to contradict the creation account, and Janet’s heartbeats accelerate at the implication. Credible answers to common misconceptions about radiometric dating and a proper understanding of Scripture can help people like Janet reconcile creation accounts regarding the age of Earth. Scientists agree that radiometric-dating techniques offer the most concrete evidence of any dating system for answering questions about the age of Earth.In addition, there are tiny amounts of the unstable isotope carbon-14 (14C) on Earth.Carbon-14 has a half-life of just under 6000 years and would have long ago vanished from Earth were it not for the unremitting cosmic ray impacts on nitrogen in the Earth's atmosphere, which forms more of the isotope.
Second, the calculations did not incorporate the heating effects of radioactive decay.
Evolution places severe demands upon fossils used to support it.
A fossil in an evolutionary sequence must have both the proper morphology (shape) to fit that sequence and an appropriate date to justify its position in that sequence.
However, because of severe dating problems which are seldom mentioned, this alleged sequence cannot be maintained.
To present the fossil evidence as a relatively smooth transition leading to modern humans is akin to intellectual dishonesty.