Posted: Dec 29, 2012 9:32 pm
by Atheistoclast
Rumraket wrote:
Atheistoclast wrote:
Rumraket wrote:You can't even measure the age of "an atom". In order to get any sort of age, you need a ratio of at least two isotopes in a decay chain. one atom by way of another. Still atoms, not planets. Did it every occur to you that radioactive decay may have occurred in the immediate aftermath of the creation of these atoms in the furnaces of stars?

Actually, we know it did, and decay chains have been going ever since. This isn't news to anyone but you.

Did you just discover stellar nucleosynthesis yesterday or what? How many weeks of endlessly igorant wibble are you going to erect on stellar and planetary physics and astronomy now?

So this dating method is really effective only as a general guide (assuming a constant decay rate) to the age of the Universe, including meteors, rather than the Earth. Give me something which accurately determine the age of this planet.