Radioisotope methods of dating
Consider two methods of estimating the age of some fossils which gave the same approximate result: The agreement of these two figures gives scientists a degree of confidence that the rate of slowing of the earth's rotation is constant, that the rate of radioactive decay is constant, that radiometric techniques to estimate the age of rocks is valid, and that the rugose corals are about 375 million years old.Consider two methods of estimating the age of the moon which also produced near identical results: Again, the agreement of these two measurements gives scientists confidence that the rate of accumulation of space dust has been more or less constant, that the radioisotope method of dating rocks works, and that the moon is about four billion years old.When their estimates agree, their belief in the accuracy of both estimates improves.So too does the credibility of their initial assumption of the relative constancy of certain fundamental factors of nature.
There is no possibility that significant numbers of believers in creation science will accept the validity of any evidence in the future that contradicts the Bible.
According to about 99.85% of America's earth and life scientists, the world did coalesce many billions of years ago.
Species of life have evolved and died out over billions of years, leaving behind fossils in rock layers which demonstrate the gradual development of simple forms of life into more complex forms.
But nobody was on hand to observe what the world and its life forms looked like hundreds of millions of years ago.
However, sufficient evidence exists in support of evolution to convince 99.85% of America's earth and life scientists that the theory is valid.