For decades the population was informed through “scientific publications” that the Earth’s age has to be measured in the millions of years of not in the thousands of years to teach the Word of God. We were told that the methods of dating evolutionary force the “honest observer” to conclude that the earth is “quite old.” The problems with this type of “evidence” are numerous, and one of the most obvious is to be based on beliefs that we know are incorrect.
For example, for dating mechanisms – which are based on radioactive elements – be accurate, not only you have to assume as a fact that decay rates are constant but also that such decay has been constant during the mythological “millions of years “. It has long been known that this belief is problematic, but recent research has come to show again how this position has no scientific basis.
The August 23 Dan Stober wrote an article for the Stanford Report with the title of “The Strange Case of Radioactive Elements and Solar Flares. “He reported findings by researchers from Stanford and Purdue Universities suggest that decay rates of elements radioactive can change the effect of solar activity. The implications of this discovery are profound.
If decay rates are not constant, as we have been told by the evolutionist community, then your dating methods can be unreliable because these methods depend of a constant decay rate.
Stober said that the assumption that decay rates are constant was “challenged” by Ephraim Fischbach (researcher at Purdue University ) since he found some discrepancies between the decay rates of certain radioactive isotopes.
Stober commented that “this is strange, since it was supposed to be physical constants .” It should be added that, after being considered more data, researchers noted that there were seasonal differences in decay rates:
The decay rate was slightly faster in winter than in summer.
The Professor of Applied Physics at Stanford, Peter Sturrock, said, ” We all thought that this occurred due to experimental error, since we were all taught that the decay rate was constant .”
In 2006 Jere Jenkins (nuclear engineer at Purdue University) noted that the manganese-54 decay rate decreased slightly during the sunshine. Jenkins and Fischbach argue that this variation in the decay is caused by the interaction between the solar neutrinos and radioactive elements observed. Surveys have shown further that the discrepancy was not due to experimental errors.
This research brings to light the obvious failure in dating methods, showing that the cardinal beliefs are not only questionable, but all false. But do not expect that believers of “millions of years” to change its position, since its position is not the result of what science says.
The suggestion that decay rates can be affected is not something new. The site TalkOriginscites a reference to Henry Morris (1974) that mentions this possibility. Once we prove that certain radioactive elements have a decay rate that varies in winter or summer, or during exposure to the sun, then the assumption that the decay is constant can not be scientifically maintained.