Earth dating methods
In the mid-18th century, the naturalist Mikhail Lomonosov suggested that Earth had been created separately from, and several hundred thousand years before, the rest of the universe. In 1779 the Comte du Buffon tried to obtain a value for the age of Earth using an experiment: He created a small globe that resembled Earth in composition and then measured its rate of cooling.This led him to estimate that Earth was about 75,000 years old.(Gish Gallop springs to my mischevious mind.) So did Ham have a point that a piece of 4500 year old timber was found in a rock purportedly 45,000 years old?My sympathies lie completely with the currently accepted scientific methods of dating rocks, the Earth, the universe …Recent research by a team of creation scientists known as the RATE (arth) group has demonstrated the unreliability of radiometric dating techniques.Even the use of isochron dating, which is supposed to eliminate some initial condition assumptions, produces dates that are not reliable.giving an age for the Solar System and an upper limit for the age of Earth.
These layers often contained fossilized remains of unknown creatures, leading some to interpret a progression of organisms from layer to layer.
Among the best-known techniques are radiocarbon dating, potassium-argon dating and uranium-lead dating.
By allowing the establishment of geological timescales, it provides a significant source of information about the ages of fossils and the deduced rates of evolutionary change.
If there are possible discrepancies, how can I accept these dates as reliable?
The young earth creationism believer thinks that all we are relying on is the radiometric techniques.