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My question is this: Even though radiometric dating has the Earth listed as approximately 4.5 billion years old, this method of testing is used to test the age of the materials that the Earth is comprised of. Dirt, rocks and strata. Correct?

If God created the Earth, why wouldn't He use raw materials at His disposal? The materials themselves do not determine the age of our Earth. It cannot pinpoint that moment in time when these materials came together, only the age of the materials that are present.

Am I off-base here?

Agape4Robin, Theology Online 55 Comments [8/28/2009 3:18:12 PM]
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SurfinSeaOtter

Drowning man grabbing at straws...

8/28/2009 3:20:43 PM

EvoPagan

Where did your god get the raw materials? Perhaps one of my gods left them behind...hmmmm....

8/28/2009 3:25:48 PM

Blackvoice

Are you friends with the alien dinosaur recicling guy?

8/28/2009 3:27:53 PM

Canadiest

Just looking for a way to stop the argument and nullify the facts? Religions been proven wrong a lot, most sects are due to a split of confidence or excessive hypocracy. Some of you are looking for a way for both to work together,that's amiable but still wrong.

Gods do not exist

8/28/2009 3:28:59 PM

Shann

@ EvoPagan:

You have won one interwebz. Please continue to use it wisely.


8/28/2009 3:34:01 PM

szena

And those raw materials came from...

8/28/2009 3:34:36 PM

EonBlueTriad

Am I off-base here?

I think you already know the answer.

8/28/2009 3:44:30 PM



I'm guessing WAY

8/28/2009 3:52:43 PM

Alcari

the Earth is comprised of. Dirt, rocks and strata. Correct?

If you can find my a bucket of stratum, I'll give you 100 bucks

8/28/2009 3:58:31 PM

WMDKitty

*snrk*

I read the username as "agape-for-robin" -- who is Robin, and which orifice is agape for him?

8/28/2009 4:16:39 PM

Ouabache

The materials themselves do not determine the age of our Earth. It cannot pinpoint that moment in time when these materials came together

Actually, it can and does. The radioactive clock starts whenever the crystals are formed by cooling.

8/28/2009 4:18:45 PM

Osiris

So what you're saying is that God made the materials 4 billion years before he made Earth.

8/28/2009 4:26:01 PM

Zoo

Well, the bible does say something about the earth being void and without form, but most of your creationist friends take this to mean he made it out of nothing.

Anyway, why did God wait most of 4.5 billion years (at the least) to make the earth, and where did this stuff you think he used come from in the first place? And, dare I ask, where did God say that's what he did?

8/28/2009 4:29:09 PM

Musicalbookworm

Don't hurt yourself making that stretch

8/28/2009 4:39:51 PM

Reverend Jeremiah

Yes, you are off-base.

8/28/2009 4:40:42 PM

Headache

Am I off-base here?

Yes, you are in fantasy land.

8/28/2009 4:44:22 PM

BobsOldSocks

Your argument presupposes that your god created the Earth - you have no evidence for that assertion whatsoever. I don't believe in your, or anyone else's, god but if I had too choose one it wouldn't be your cosmic cowboy builder.

8/28/2009 4:46:16 PM

evilred

Yes. Off-base & totally retarded.

8/28/2009 4:48:35 PM

CrazyHappyNinja

It's obvious. The Earth was created 6000 years ago, but it took god the other 4.5 billion years practicing til he got it right.

Also dinosaurs where um... angels... until the er... HEY LOOK A DISTRACTION!

8/28/2009 6:33:00 PM

K

I'll you some credit, compared to the usual dreck we read on this sight that's a fairly intelligent theory. Problem, Dinasaors. But good attempt.

8/28/2009 6:47:16 PM

Dr. Razark

"Am I off-base here?"

Speaking on my vast authority as someone who took a couple geology courses: Yes, yes you are.

Get a simple geology book. Google radiometric dating. Read up on stuff before you spout off about it.

8/28/2009 7:07:33 PM

MPW

"If God created the Earth, why wouldn't He use raw materials at His disposal?"

Why would he? Especially if he's omnipotent?

On the other hand, why would or wouldn't he do anything? He seems almost infinitely malleable, fitting whatever a particular believer wants to believe. In other words, he's useless as a hypothesis.

Ouabache at #1013580 gives the best succinct answer, though.


8/28/2009 8:00:44 PM

T

@ Dr. Razark

I don't think the OP will google "radiometric dating" - probably believes it's an earlier version of eHarmony.

8/28/2009 8:09:42 PM

Philbert McAdamia

why wouldn't He use raw materials at His disposal?

Key word in your fantasy: Creator

8/28/2009 8:19:22 PM

Caustic Gnostic

Dirt, rock and Strats?! Wow, man. Heavy. Way cool.

No, the term is free-base.

8/28/2009 8:44:30 PM
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