We see that Giant’s Causeway is dramatic evidence for catastrophic volcanic eruptions.

Basaltic lava gushed out of fissures and holes in the earth at a tremendous rate.

According to the Bible, the creation week lasted seven literal days and occurred a few thousand years ago.

If those rocks really have been sitting around on the moon for billions of years, I suspect that the the wide range of physical and chemical processes which occurred over that time period had a much more profound effect on the uncertainty of the age determination.

This is best illustrated by the radioactive age of a sample of diamonds from Zaire.

Jim stated that “uranium is preferentially encased in these [zircon] crystals while lead is preferentially excluded” but did not fully explain the significance of this.

It can be experimentally confirmed that molten Zircon rejects lead.

I believe that many educated Christians are especially doubting the Bible because of the supposed evidence from radiometric dating that life has existed on earth for very long periods of time.

In fact, I believe that the question of how long life has existed on earth is even more important than the question of whether life was created or evolved.Andrew Kulikovsky spoke on one occasion and John Hartnett spoke on 2 occasions. About half those who are on the committee are YECs and the others doubt the YEC position to various degrees.Jim raised some interesting points but I don’t believe that he addressed the central points that Justin raised.Radioactive Dating Methods I am Kevin Rogers and am the director of Reasonable Faith Adelaide.Last year we held a number of meetings on the young/old earth issue and gave YECs numerous opportunities to speak.It refers to one specific source of error – the uncertainty in the measurement of the amounts of various atoms used in the analysis.