Radioisotopes and the Age of the Earth

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by Larry Vardiman, Ph.D., Steven A. Austin, Ph.D., John R. Baumgardner, Ph.D., Eugene F. Chaffin, Ph.D., Donald B. DeYoung, Ph.D., D. Russell Humphreys, Ph.D., and Andrew A. Snelling, Ph.D.

Presented at the Fifth International Conference on Creationism, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, August 4–9, 2003. Published in: Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Creationism, R. L. Ivey (Ed.), pp. 337–348, 2003.

© 2003 Creation Science Fellowship, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA, USA. Published with permission. All rights reserved.

Abstract

RATE is an acronym applied to a research project investigating radioisotope dating sponsored by the Institute for Creation Research and the Creation Research Society. It stands for Radioisotopes and the Age of The Earth. This article summarizes the purpose, history, and intermediate findings of the RATE project five years into an eight-year effort. It reports on the latest status of the research on helium diffusion through minerals in granitic rock, accelerated nuclear decay theory, radiohalos, isochron discordance studies, case studies in rock dating, and carbon-14 in deep geologic strata. Each of the RATE scientists will present separate technical papers at the Fifth International Conference on Creationism on the details of this research.

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Radioisotopes, Isotopes, Age, Dating, Nuclear Decay, Accelerated Nuclear Decay

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