Radiometric dating simple english

Smith and Cuvier believed untold ages were needed for the formation of rock layers. No powers are to be employed that are not natural to the globe, no action to be admitted except those of which we know the principle.12 This viewpoint is called naturalistic uniformitarianism, and it excludes any major catastrophes such as Noah’s flood.

This is expected since everyone was descended from Noah and scattered from the Tower of Babel.

Another expectation is that there should be some discrepancies about the age of the earth among people as they scattered throughout the world, taking their uninspired records or oral history to different parts of the globe.

The age of the earth can be estimated by taking the first five days of creation (from earth’s creation to Adam), then following the genealogies from Adam to Abraham in Genesis 5 and 11, then adding in the time from Abraham to today.

Adam was created on day 6, so there were five days before him. So a simple calculation is: At this point, the first five days are negligible.

Or are we trusting God’s perfectly accurate eyewitness account of the past, including the creation of the world, Noah’s global flood, and the age of the earth?

Radiometric dating was the culminating factor that led to the belief in billions of years for earth history.

Though the Samarian and Masoretic texts are much closer, they still have a few differences.

See table 3.8 Using data from table 2 (excluding the Septuagint calculations and including Jones and Ussher), the average date of the creation of the earth is 4045 B. This still yields an average of about 6,000 years for the age of the earth.

This would destroy any evidence of alleged millions of years anyway.

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