Radiometric dating christian perspective roger wiens

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For more than ten years now a paper by Roger Wiens entitled ‘Radiometric Dating: A Christian Perspective’ has been saying that radio-isotopic dating is absolutely reliable and the earth is definitely millions of years old.

Wiens, a physicist employed by the Space & Atmospheric Sciences Group at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, presents his paper as a long and detailed tutorial on the theory behind radioactive dating.

I could have multiplied similar examples all day long if necessary.

Should you want to examine the geologic record in more detail I suggest this book.

He is presently employed in the Space & Atmospheric Sciences Group at the Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Radiometric dating--the process of determining the age of rocks from the decay of their radioactive elements--has been in widespread use for over half a century.

It’s available on the web via the American Scientific Affiliation, a fellowship of Christians in science.

To those who have not encountered the topic before the paper can seem very convincing.

It has become increasingly clear that these radiometric dating techniques agree with each other and as a whole, present a coherent picture in which the Earth was created a very long time ago.

There is no conflict between science and the needs is a proper understanding how to merge science and the Bible.

Wiens has a Ph D in Physics, with a minor in Geology.

Further evidence comes from the complete agreement between radiometric dates and other dating methods such as counting tree rings or glacier ice core layers.

Many Christians have been led to distrust radiometric dating and are completely unaware of the great number of laboratory measurements that have shown these methods to be consistent.CMI Editors Published: September 21, 2007 What is a Christian to make of radioactive dating?