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Sunday, May 08, 2016

What About the Thermoluminescence Dating Method?

When attempting to determine the ages of rocks and permineralized fossils, secularists rely on fatally flawed radiometric dating methods. When it comes to organic materials, carbon-14 has been the go-to method. Both involve numerous assumptions (especially that of an ancient Earth) and have been contradicted by other data. Secular scientists are trying to use a method called luminescence dating.


In an attempt to date organic materials older than 50,000 Darwin years, secularists are trying to use the luminescence technique. This suffers from many of the same flaws as other dating methods, and has several problems of its own.
Modified from an image at morgueFile / krosseel
This sounds interesting and promising on the surface, but it suffers from many of the same unwarranted assumptions from other dating methods. Further, it has some additional variables that make it suspicious at best. Still, they use it to keep the faith of "deep time" and try to ignore what God has revealed in his Word.
The most common method for dating artifacts and biological materials is the carbon-14 (14C) method. However, it poses a serious problem for deep-time advocates because it cannot be used for dating anything much older than 50,000 years. After that time virtually all measureable 14C should be gone. So a substantial gap exists between dating objects less than 50,000 years old and more than one million years old. The relatively new luminescence dating technique attempts to fill this gap.
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In an attempt to date organic materials older than 50,000 Darwin years, secularists are trying to use the luminescence technique. This suffers from many of the same flaws as other dating methods, and has several problems of its own.