This practical challenge is one of the reasons documentation is provided in the form of a handout, which allows one to check the entire book or article referenced. "Two important assumptions are implicit in this equation: First, that we are dealing with a closed system.If you feel that any of the quotes are used in a "deceptive and misleading" way, please contact the webmaster a formal inquiry will be made of your concerns. Significance Of Issue, Earnst Mayr, Harvard, "The revolution began when it became obvious that the earth was very ancient rather than having been created only 6,000 years ago. of CA, Santa Barbara, "As the sun's first ray's of thermonuclear light blazed across the galaxy 4.5 billion years ago, the primal earth emerged from a spinning, turbulent cloud of gas, dust and planetoids that surrounded the new star. On these figures for the age of the earth rest all of geology and evolution." Scientific American, 8/1989, p.90. Given so much time, the 'impossible' becomes possible, the possible probable, and the probable virtually certain. And second, that no atoms of the daughter were present in the system when it formed. of Western Ont., "In conventional interpretation of K-Ar age data, it is common to discard ages which are substantially too high or too low compared with the rest of the group or with other available data such as the geological time scale. Macdougall, "The fourth assumption presupposes that the concentration of uranium in any specimen has remained constant over the specimen's life.Despite 35 years of technological refinement and better under-standing, the underlying assumptions have been strongly challenged... "Throughout the conference emphasis was placed on the fact that laboratories do not measure ages, they measure sample activities. To some thoughtful stratigraphers this amazing discovery presented a dilemma, for if the known stratified rocks have been accumulating throughout this vast span of time the average rate of deposition must have been extremely slow, yet there is very good evidence that individual beds accumulated rapidly.It should be no surprise, then, that fully half of the dates are rejected. The connection between activity and age is made through a set of assumptions. Thus Schuchert...found that if a geologic column were built up by superposing the thickest known part of each of the geologic systems in North America, from Cambrian to the present, the composite record would be about 259,000 feet thick.At the rate of deposition postulated by Schuchert, 1000 years, more or less, would have been required to bury a shell 5 inches in diameter.
It was during the breaks that most events probably occurred. ..cannot escape the conclusion that sedimantation was at times very rapid indeed and that at other times there were long breaks in the sedimentation, though it looks uniform and continuous.(p.49)" The New Catastrophism, 1993, p.49 RAPID, Edwin D. 'They're as light as balsa wood and look as fresh as yesterday's dog bones,' says Canadian paleontologist Phil Currie... In approximately 50,000 years, water alone strips bases from the DNA and leads to the breakage of strands into pieces so small that no information can be retrieved from them. Even in ideal conditions-in the absence of water and oxygen and at low temperature-background radiation must finally erase all genetic information," Scientific American, 11/93, p.92 RAPID COAL, George R.
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