In doing so, one may elucidate the details of Earth history and better understand the processes at work today.
Geology When geologists seek to describe the fundamental processes of our dynamic Earth, they commonly investigate the rock record as well.
The very presence of opals on earth, then, indicates that the earth is at least tens of thousands if not millions of years old, right? It seems that opals simply won’t behave according to the dictates of scientifically-irresponsible theories. As they say in their abstract: The microbes produced carbonic and organic acids that aided the biochemical weathering of clay minerals and feldspar to produce silica hydrosol.
The kind of environment required by the microbes for life indicates the conditions under which opal was produced.
But in the hope that I have spiked your interest, I want to consider a recent criticism of dating methods commonly used in geology.
And if you are not a geologist, then I hope you are still curious as to how the geologic timescale is constructed, and how we know whether those methods are reliable.
Some geologists are very fond of telling us that certain things take a long, long time to form. Behr were studying opals from Lightning Ridge in New South Wales, Australia.
They confidently state that there is simply no other way for such structures to come about, and therefore is it simply ridiculous to assume that the earth is only a few thousand years old. These opals are highly-prized in most jewelry circles.
For example, in his book, Throughout the study of opals, the scientific papers and textbooks have told that the process of opal formation requires tens of thousands of years, perhaps hundreds of thousands…and some have suggested even millions. They found that the bacteria are an important part of the opal-forming process, and by ignoring these organisms, geologists have made a big mistake when it comes to their timescale for opal formation.
Your hope is to piece together the historical details of that village — maybe to better understand its reaction to political turmoil in the major cities? Furthermore, exposure to fire/smoke, and perhaps some water damage has erased the entry date for a majority of the pages.
Is it still possible to apply a scientific method to reconstructing the history? It appears that in the 200 pages of entries, the entry date is still clear for 15 of those pages.
In reality, there is no “silver bullet,” no single absolute clock that has measured uniformitarian history.’ So we are left with the impression that: 1) we have yet to find an absolute time-piece of Earth history; 2) there is much reason to doubt the validity of published dates; 3) the scientific nature of each method is sufficiently questionable to earn “quotation marks”; and 4) there is such a thing as uniformitarian history. In the next article, I will look more specifically at the individual methods and Dr. Using a multiplicity of geological dating methods is like taking pages from a diary For this analogy, I only require that you have an imagination.
Imagine, for example, that you discovered a box of personal diaries from the burnt ruins of an old, countryside village. The diaries are old and worn down, which renders them all incomplete.
The rotation includes radiometric dating, biostratigraphy, astronomical tuning, and isotope chronostratigraphy (or chemostratigraphy).