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  • Why Young Earth Creationists are WRONG, Part II In the first part I showed how tree rings prove the earth is not 6000 years old, but instead must be at least 11300. Meaning the Young Earth Creationists are off by a factor of 2. Here I describe one radiometric dating technique, the Potassium-Argon Method. Data from this technique also proves the earth is not 6000 years old (remember, in science you can always prove something wrong), but now points to the age at around 4500000000 years. Meaning the Young Earth Creationists are off by almost a factor of a million. As Richard Dawkins put it (and I confirmed the calculation), this is like claiming the distance from New York to Los Angeles is 28 feet! Each of the dating techniques has its strengths and weaknesses. For example, if rock is heated long after it originally cooled (transformed into metamorphic rock) it can lose some of its Argon. This is actually used by some geologists to date meteorite impact craters. Since the age given by the rock at the bottom of the crater will not be the age of the rock, but the age of the impact which reset the clock to zero. Another weakness is that certain Potassium minerals are water soluble and therefore can be leached out of the rock. Rocks containing these minerals are not used. The last two, Xenoliths and parentless Argon, are discussed in the video. Suffice it to say, there is a ton of independent data from multiple techniques that all confirm each other. They all point to an earth that is a million times older than the young ...
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