Posted: Dec 30, 2012 9:42 pm
by Weaver
Atheistoclast wrote:
Weaver wrote:
Atheistoclast wrote:
Weaver wrote:And?

It seems pretty central to the entie argument. How much time has elapsed between the creation of the unstable atom, in the aftermath of a star going supernova, and its becoming part of the dust cloud out of which the Earth emerged? Also, it would be nice to know if the initial decay rate of the heavy isotopes is different from that observed on Earth.

Have you ever looked at a chart of the nuclides? Have you ever considered the half-life of some of the really long-lived radioactive atoms?

If you had, you'd know just how foolish your questions sound to people who have.

Take me through the steps from the creation of a potassium atom in a stellar furnace through to its radioactive state on Earth. Just guide me through the stages of its evolution to the time when it has now decayed into an isotope of argon.

Why? So you can cherry-pick the response to make it seem like you are right and science is wrong?

Why K-Ar dating? Why not use something with a half-life longer than the life of the planet (and the Universe), like perhaps Rb-Sr dating?

If you are truly interested in learning this material, I have a good source for you. 10