Evolutionists use radiometric dating methods to justify their claims of deep time. But are the results accurate? Charlie Wolcott explains the assumptions of radiometric dating and analyzes the exponential decay function which is the primary equation that is used to derive the age of the earth and the rock layers in the geologic column. The assumptions with the decay equation are:
1. Known initial amount of parent isotope
2. Known initial amount of daughter isotope
3. Constant decay rate (nothing can alter the rate of decay)
4. Closed system (can’t have isotopes leaching in or out)
5. Homogeneity (uniform distribution).
There are problems with each of these assumptions. For example, the rate of decay is something that the laboratory only measures for 30 minutes of a half-life, which for Uranium 238 is 0.0000000000000127%. There is no way that this verifies that the decay rate over 4.5 billion years is constant. The initial amounts of parent and daughter elements are assumed, not measured. And differential leaching of isotopes is a real possibility. Charlie shows that radiometric dating isn’t scientific, but agenda driven, and proposes several tests that can be done to show that.