Non radiometric dating methods
What’s driving the demand for millions of years dating; is it science or is it theory?
Although, organic materials as old as 100,000 years potentially can be dated with AMS, dates older than 60,000 years are still rare.This group is dedicated to providing information about the scientific method as it concerns the idea of evolution in the Creation/Evolution debate. The site provides background information about stratigraphic principles and relative time, biostratigraphy (using fossils for relative dating), and radiometric dating. In the first paragraph of the Introduction in The Origin of Species, Darwin highlighted the centrality of Lyle’s and Herschel’s influence of on his theory: “to throw some light on the origin of species — that mystery of mysteries, as it has been called by one of our greatest philosophers.” Herschel had used this signature phrase, “that mystery of mysteries,” in a letter to Lyle endorsing his Principles of Geology.A long-age of the Earth is an absolute pre-requisite for the theory of biological evolution.