As intense and radical as it is, the religious experience necessarily and inviolately remains an entirely experience. To attempt to make more of it by universalizing it is to degrade it.As such its essence cannot be captured, communicated, delineated, or explicated. To argue for its preeminence is to render it fodder for the arguments of rational humanists, who have every right to drag kicking and screaming into the ring of rational discourse any bumptious Christian he chooses, and to there soundly thrash him or her before sending them off with their vestigial tail tucked between their legs.The Poynting-Robertson effect slows down small particles in orbit and makes them fall into the sun.
A very common claim of young earth creationists in trying to reject the evidence for an old earth is to loudly proclaim that radiometric dating methods “makes assumptions” and that these “assumptions” are somehow fatally flawed or not supported by evidence.
These claims generally land in three different categories: (1) radiometric dating assumes that initial conditions (concentrations of mother and daughter nuclei) are known, (2) radiometric dating assumes that rocks are closed systems and (3) radiometric dating assumes that decay rates are constant.
Let us critically examine each of these claims and see if they hold up against the science.
While doing so, we will have to learn about how radiometric dating works.
All short-term comets in the solar system should have been evaporated in 10,000 years or less. Living snails have been radiometrically dated by Carbon-14 to be 2,300 years old.