Radioactive dates in the Chinese mandarin language was a New Zealand first. We needed ‘Dennis’ to translate Creation Research evidence into Mandarin for the bulk of the people who joined us on the Field Trip to the volcanic islands of Rangitoto and Mototapu.
Rangi and Moto provide a unique insight into the fallacies of radioactive dating. Potassium-Argon dates for the Basalts range from 140 to 450 million years, while Carbon 14 dates for timber under the Basalts or shells in the volcanic ash date from 225 to over 1,000 years. Associated with this there are fossil human footprints that are distinctly Maori, and therefore less than 900 years old, along with trees on the island which are all less than 200 years old. The end result: the trees, the living witnesses, win. The volcano erupted around two centuries ago.
Such a range of results is what you get when you apply different radioactive methods to any one area. It helps expose the falsehoods of groups such as the National Academy of Science who claim “Scientists knew that the earth was old before they knew how old. Today more than half-dozen independent radiometric methods are used to measure ages in years, based on different decay systems with different decay constants and on the ratios of the decay products of different uranium isotopes. When the age of a given rock is found to be the same when measured by a variety of different isotopic systems, scientists accept that age with a high level of confidence. There is very low probability that different isotopic systems with different constants would produce the same results by chance. Suffice it to say here that the cumulative geochronological evidence indicates the ages of the earth and solar system to be about 45 billion years.” Science and Creationism, p.14, 1984 reprint 1992.