Sexbotchat - Radiometric dating questions and answers

When it comes to measuring the ages of things, we are told that there are a dozen different radioactive dating methods and that they all give the same answer. Fossil wood from a quarry near the town of Banbury, England, some 80 miles north-west of London, was dated using the carbon-14 method.

Two mineral samples of a different mineral, pyroxene, gave an age of 1,700,000 and 2,800,000 years. Here are more conflicting results between dating methods.

Creationist scientists have uncovered dozens of anomalies and conflicts like this.

Surprisingly, these conflicting results do not unsettle mainstream geologists.

They genuinely believe the world is billions of years old, and the conflicting results do not cause them to question their belief.

In their minds, these conflicts are a little mystery that will be resolved with creative thinking and more research.

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