Dating fossil record
Read about how, in fact, the chances are much wider than most think.
This is interesting, considering that radiometric dating (a similar technique used to calculate the age of inorganic matter, using uranium isotopes) can account for billions of years.Young earth creationism looks to the Bible as its authority for the origins and development of life, plus historical accounts of what has happened (both to human cultures and the earth) since time began.Naturalistic evolution looks to the fossil record as its authority.Scientists have determined, using radiocarbon dating, the age of fossils in the fossil record.Because radiocarbon has a half-life of 5,730 years—that is, it takes 5,730 years for half a sample of radiocarbon to decay—it is ostensibly possible to accurately determine the age of a thing by looking at the amount of radiocarbon it contains.Using DNA sequences, they discovered many potentially new species in this group previously unknown to science.
Asian Horned frogs account for approximately half of the ancient family of frogs called Megophryidae.
How much of the element has been added / taken away over the years? Recent evidence has shown radiometric dating to be potentially flawed, due to the ample presence of helium isotopes in certain crystals which were thought to be millions of years old, but in fact cannot be more than 14,000 years old because if they were any older the helium would have dissipated. More on radiometric dating can be found here: https://
All this to say, even the most solid scientific methods for determining the age of organic and inorganic matter have been proven to work up to 40,000 years.
The discrepancy between 40,000 years and 6,000 years (the age of the earth commonly upheld by young-earthers) is considerably less daunting than 6,000 years versus a sold "billions." It is important to view this issue in the proper light. There is motivation to prove certain theories—both for the sake of ambition and the sake of strong emotions against religion. For example, consider the coelacanth, a fish fossil that was thought to be 70 million years old.
This is not only hard empirical scientific data we're dealing with. Extrapolating from the interpretation of this fossil, scientists believed that they had found an ancestor of humanity—the first fish who walked up onto the land and breathed air. This is not to say that everything scientists do and say is wrong, or the data is being deliberately fudged.
Stephen Mahony (previously of University College Dublin [UCD], Ireland and University of Delhi [DU], India), and a prominent mammal molecular evolutionary biologist, Prof. SD Biju (DU) were co-authors on this research publication.