Max was a constant source of encouragement and support in many matters, but especially in my efforts to expose the glaring errors in the creationists’ propaganda about the scientific evidence for the age of the Earth and the vastness of geologic time.I thank my friends and colleagues Patrick Abbott, Calvin Alexander, Frank Awbrey, Arthur Boucot, Stephen Brush, Max Crittenden, Norman Horowit, Thomas Jukes, Arthur Lachenbruch, Marvin Lanphere, Robert Root-Bernstein, John Sutter, and Christopher Weber, who read an early draft of the manuscript and offered valuable comments, suggestions, and encouragement.Even a cursory reading of the literature of “scientific” creationism, however, reveals that the creation model is not scientifically based but is, instead, a religious apologetic derived from a literal interpretation of parts of the book of Genesis.
In this paper I explain briefly how radiometric dating methods work and the principal evidence that the Earth is 4.5 to 4.6 billion years old.
[From “Evolutionists Confront Creationists”, Awbrey, F. Brent Dalrymple and are reproduced with permission of the copyright owner.] Also see: Detailed Contents he proponents of “scientific” creationism (for example, 54, 77, 90, 92, 95, 96, 135) claim to have developed a legitimate scientific model for the creation and history of the universe that explains extant scientific observations as well as, if not better than, the current theories and concepts of biology, chemistry, physics, geology, and astronomy.
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Proceedings of the 63rd Annual Meeting of the Pacific Division, AAAS 1, Part 3, California, AAAS. All notes and references are from Dalrymple unless otherwise indicated.
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