Reasons to Believe

Radiometric Dating Techniques

  • Deep Core Tests for the Age of the Earth

    In recent months, new evidence has emerged that may be simple enough for everyone to understand, regardless of science background-as simple as counting tree rings.

    Scientists are learning much about … more

  • New Date for First Aussies

    It may seem so, or at least it did a few years ago. The RTB creation model places the creation of humanity at roughly 50,000 years ago, with the spread of peoples and civilization outward from … more

  • Radiometric Dating - A Christian Perspective

    Dr. Wiens has a PhD in Physics, with a minor in Geology. His PhD thesis was on isotope ratios in meteorites, including surface exposure dating. He was employed at Caltech’s Division of … more

  • Avoiding a Dangerous Trap

    Have you ever wondered why most Christian astronomers reject a young-universe interpretation of Genesis? The answer has to do with Scripture and theology, as well as with science. In my book … more

  • Responses to Young Universe "Answers"

    Those who hold the young universe view have offered the following statements to answer questions about this theory. After each statement is a response.

    Statement 1: The astronomical distances may not … more

  • The Usefulness of Carbon 14

    RTB's correspondence team is asked repeatedly to explain methods for dating the age of the universe and earth. The most frequent question has to do with the reliability of carbon 14 dating.

    I make no … more

  • The Dynamics of Dating


    by Dr. Roger C. Wiens

    Bewildered, Janet watches her son gaze in awe at the dinosaur exhibit. A sign tells her that the Tyrannosaurus Rex is millions of years old. But last Sunday, her … more