Question: "How does radiometric dating fit with the view of a young earth?
" Answer: Radiometric dating does not fit with the “young earth” view.
Both are, however, 'children' of the same parent -- the Zero Point Energy.
Because of this, and because the speed of light is in the numerator of every reduced radio decay rate equation, any changes in the speed of light are indicating changes in atomic decay rates. Importantly, the original short half-life elements were also a contributor and they have gone now.
-- some quotes on radiocarbon dating Change in Decay Rates Atomic Ages Cesium 133 Oldest Living Tree?
Setterfield: Atomic decay rates do not depend on the speed of light.
It takes another 4,460,000,000 years for half of the remaining sample to decay into Pb206 and then another 4,460,000,000 years for half of what’s then left to decay, and so on.
The time it takes for half of a sample to decay is called a “half-life.” By measuring radioactive half-lives, by measuring how much parent and daughter are present in any given specimen, and by making certain key assumptions, scientists believe they are able to accurately determine the age of a specimen. The question is what are the underlying key assumptions and how reliable are they?
This question will definitely be on the exam 2) When did oxygen start to become a major component of earth's atmosphere? 3) Put these events or organisms in order of their appearance (first to last): 1) First Birds, 2) First Mammals, 3) Small Shelly Fauna, 4) First Terrestrial Plants, 5) First Amphibians.We are told that of all the radiometric dates that are measured, only a few percent are anomalous.This gives us the impression that all but a small percentage of the dates computed by radiometric methods agree with the assumed ages of the rocks in which they are found, and that all of these various methods almost always give ages that agree with each other to within a few percentage points.Since there doesn't seem to be any systematic error that could cause so many methods to agree with each other so often, it seems that there is no other rational conclusion than to accept these dates as accurate.However, this causes a problem for those who believe based on the Bible that life has only existed on the earth for a few thousand years, since fossils are found in rocks that are dated to be over 500 million years old by radiometric methods, and some fossils are found in rocks that are dated to be billions of years old.