Radiometric dating rationalwiki

No scientific method can prove the age of the universe or the earth, and that includes the ones we have listed here.Although age indicators are called "clocks" they aren't, because all ages result from calculations that necessarily involve making assumptions about the past.Instead, dendrochronologists determine the qualities of each ring and determine whether other local trees possess the same qualities in the same ring in a process called "skeleton plotting".

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The apparent intent of the article is to help other creationists struggling with cognitive dissonance, and for use as a conversion tool.

Although the list claims to have 101 points, several are just reworded duplicates and one is even a copy of the preceding item.

Almost every reference link in the original article either goes directly to creationist sources, or to popular science magazines which support creationism.

In the few cases where reputable peer-reviewed scientific papers are cited, their content is severely misrepresented or incorrectly interpreted.

Ultimately, the article seeks to persuade by force of numbers, rather than force of argument.

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