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Precision Dates for Early Solar System Affirm Ancient Cosmos

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Precision dates for the oldest meteorites affirm the robustness of the biblically predicted cosmic creation model and provide additional evidence against a young universe. If radioisotope dating is inherently flawed as claimed by young-universe creationists, newly obtained ages will show inconsistencies with previously measured ages. On the other hand, if recent measurements confirm previous ages with increasing precision, support for the old-universe big bang model grows. A team of international scientists has dated meteorites to within one million years of the minimum age of the solar system. The calculated age was 4.5662 +/- 0.0001 billion years. This age is good to one part in 10 thousand (which is 10 times more precise than previous dates) and is perfectly consistent with previous dates. Thus, support for a supernatural Cause for this universe continues to grow.

o   Joel Baker et al., “Early Planetesimal Melting from an Age of 4.5662 Gyr for Differentiated Meteorites,” Nature 436 (2005): 1127-31.

o   http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v436/n7054/abs/nature03882.html

·         Related Resource

o   Roger C. Wiens, The Dynamics of Dating

·         Product Spotlight

o  The Creator and the Cosmos, 3rd ed., by Hugh Ross

Subjects: Solar System Design

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