Many are also unaware that Bible-believing Christians are among those actively involved in radiometric dating.
Geologist Ralph Harvey and historian Mott Greene explain the principles of radiometric dating and its application in determining the age of Earth.
But it wasn't until the late 1700s -- when Scottish geologist James Hutton, who observed sediments building up on the landscape, set out to show that rocks were time clocks -- that serious scientific interest in geological age began.
Before then, the Bible had provided the only estimate for the age of the world: about 6,000 years, with Genesis as the history book.
Radioactive decay is in turn a very basic physical phenomenon, well understood as a consequence of quantum mechanics.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.Play a game that tests your ability to match the percentage of the dating element that remains to the age of the object. Wiens has a Ph D in Physics, with a minor in Geology.