Radiometric dating uses the decay rates of
These systems have unstable nuclei that emit various particles and radiation until they stabilize.
It was finally established that these seasonal fluctuations corresponded to the distance between the earth and the sun.
His review (June 2007) was followed (in March 2008) by a response from RATE and replies by Randy Isaac & Kirk Bertsche.
What is known, however, is that the stability of radioactive decay is open to question.
Likewise, the vast age assigned to the earth based on radioactive measurements is by no means set in stone.
" — and these sources of heat by themselves (even if only one or a few of them occurred, even without rapid radioactive decay) would boil away all of the ocean water, and then it would take millions of years for earth to cool. In Assessing the RATE Project, Randy Isaac describes the current situation: "The authors admit that a young-earth position cannot be reconciled with the scientific data without assuming that exotic solutions will be discovered in the future.
No known thermodynamic process could account for the required rate of heat removal nor is there any known way to protect organisms from radiation damage. Yet they are so confident that these problems will be resolved that they encourage a message that the reliability of [their young-earth interpretation of] the Bible has been confirmed." Here are two evaluations of proposed young-earth solutions for the problem of overheating: • Flaws in a Young-Earth Cooling Mechanism by Glenn Morton & George Murphy • Nonexistence of Humphreys’ “Volume Cooling” for Terrestrial Heat Disposal by Cosmic Expansion by J.