Igneous rock and carbon 14 dating
Evolutionists have long used the carbon-14, or radiocarbon, dating technique as a “hammer” to bludgeon Bible-believing Christians.
A straightforward reading of the Bible describes a 6,000-year-old universe, and because some carbon-14 (C) age estimates are multiple tens of thousands of years, many think that the radiocarbon method has soundly refuted the Bible’s historical accuracy.
This would erroneously provide results in the millions or billions of years—and would thereby invalidate radioisotope dating techniques.
Is there solid scientific evidence in favor of accelerated decay?
For example, uranium-238 (parent isotope) decays into thorium-234, which itself is unstable, and the process continues until the atom changes into lead-206 (daughter isotope), which is stable.
Advocates of these methods assume that melting or liquid magma at the beginning resets the age clock to zero (that is, there are no daughter isotopes in the rock at the time of cooling or solidification).
It assumes radioactive decay has never been interrupted by worldwide cataclysmic events.
Ngauruhoe) provides radioisotope ages of 133 million, 197 million and 3.9 billion years (different techniques) although rock is less than 50 years old.
According to RATE scientists, the answer is Such findings in meteors imply accelerated nuclear decay and fit well with findings of creation research scientists.
The second assumption assumes a closed geologic system—that is, no uplift, folding, and thrusting of the earth’s crust.
1) constant rate of decay over supposedly hundreds of millions of years, 2) no loss or gain of parent or daughter isotopes over the supposed many millions of years of earth’s history (that is, there is no mixing of the magma and crustal rocks resulting in loss or gain of isotopes), 3) known amounts of daughter isotopes at the time of cooling.
The first assumption is a constant rate of radioactive decay based on uniformity theory—that is, a doctrine which maintains that natural processes have remained constant during earth’s history.
Although the subject of radioisotope dating may seem a bit complicated, the dating method is rather straightforward.