A christian response to radiometric dating
This is only because it is well calibrated with objects of known age.
Example: wood found in a grave of known age by historically reliable documents is the standard for that time for the C14 content.
Is it His nature to perform miracles in a way that could be confused with the natural order of things?
It is not a matter of whether the science itself is faulty.
The reality is that the science is rather elegant in its function.
Considering that the half-life of potassium-40 (40K) is fairly long (1,250 million years, Mc Dougall and Harrison, 1999, p.
9), the K-Ar method cannot be used to date samples that are much younger than 6,000 years old (Dalrymple, 1991, p.