Radiometric dating christian perspective roger wiens
The 17th century bishop, James Ussher, using dates of historically known events and assuming literal and gapless Biblical genealogies and an ordinary (six, twenty-four hour day) Creation week in Genesis 1, concluded that God created the world around six thousand years ago.Today’s young-earth creationists (YEC) continue to follow Ussher’s basic interpretative procedure.Adam was created in the beginning when God created the earth... Just because it says In the Beginning God created the heavens and the earth, it does not say when the beginning was!We are now in another earth age, and we are now also awaiting the NEXT new heaven and earth to be replenished.Already in 1949 based on radiometric dating techniques, ASA member Laurence Kulp said, “One of the most probable facts in geology, I believe, is that the earth is close to two billion years old…” Kulp’s early paper supporting the old earth position and criticizing YEC is featured in the collection below.A paper written for the ASA web site, “Radiometric Dating: A Christian Perspective” by physicist Roger Wiens has proved to be one of the most popular in terms of electronic downloads.Because ASA members have tended to accept the consensus view, the articles here summarize and engage the YEC criticisms.
Radiocarbon: the c14 method: there are over 130 radiocarbon dating laboratories around the world producing radiocarbon assays for the scientific community the carbon14 technique has been and continues to be applied and used in many, many different fields including hydrology, atmospheric science, oceanography, geology, palaeoclimatology.
His web booklet, “Radiometric Dating: A Christian Perspective” receives more than 40,000 hits per year. Haan Auditorium at Dordt College on Monday, April 3, with a presentation entitled “Exploring Mars with .” In this presentation, Wiens will intend to talk about his team's exploration on Mars.