Radioisotope dating assumptions

All truth is God’s truth, including the truths revealed in the creation.

If radiometric dating works—and I believe it reveals accurate dates most of the time—Christians should not be intimidated.

Once this rate is observed over a limited period of time, we can test the accuracy of our observation by extrapolation and/or comparing it to other timekeeping methods, such as a sundial.

If the observed rate is correct, then the shadow on our sundial should move from 1 PM to 2 PM in the same amount of time it takes for the hourglass to empty.

Thus radioactive dating relies purely on assumptions.

Question: "How does radiometric dating fit with the view of a young earth?

Radiometric dating is a method which scientists use to determine the age of various specimens, mainly inorganic matter (rocks, etc.), though there is one radiometric dating technique, radiocarbon dating, which is used to date organic specimens. Basically, scientists take advantage of a natural process by which unstable radioactive “parent” isotopes decay into stable “daughter” isotopes spontaneously over time.However, conditions may have been different in the past and could have influenced the rate of decay or formation of radioactive elements.Evolutionists assume that the rate of cosmic bombardment of the atmosphere has always remained constant and that the rate of decay has remained constant.Jake Hebert of the Institute for Creation Research.I could write a rather lengthy article in response, but I will try to keep things brief. Hebert’s closing declaration: This is a true statement.