Of course, there are many problems with such dating methods, such as parent or daughter substances entering or leaving the rock, as well as daughter product being present at the beginning.Here I want to concentrate on another source of error, namely, processes that take place within magma chambers. I had a question about radiometric dating that I came to think about. Obviously this could only work if our modern calendar is wrong by 10. Evolution is the foundation of an immoral worldview.
The time-scale of the fundamentalist or Creationist Judeo-Christian is based on a word-for-word reading of the first book of the Bible, and assumes a total age of the earth and the cosmos of a mere 5 or 6,000 (some Creationists allow 10,000) years.It is certainly incorrect, and it is certainly based on wrong assumptions, but it is not inaccurate. One thing that is not being directly measured is the actual age of the sample.There is no “age-meter” that you can plug into a rock, giving an immediate read-out of the rock’s age.Lava (properly called magma before it erupts) fills large underground chambers called magma chambers.Most people are not aware of the many processes that take place in lava before it erupts and as it solidifies, processes that can have a tremendous influence on daughter to parent ratios.