Running heading: Age of the earth (radioisotope dating vs. alternative methods)
According to most scientists, the earth is approximately 4.2 billion years old, is hard not to think how they determined the age of Earth, thanks to technology the age of the Earth can be determined by using relative dating methods, this helps determine the numerical age of the Earth, but there are alternative methods that demonstrates that the Earth is not billions but thousands of years old. This essay will explain the different methods that old-earth secular viewpoint scientists use to determine the earths age. Also, will be explaining the alternative methods challenging old-earth dates. In addition, this paper will compare the main similarities and differences between these two methods.
II. Old-Earth Secular View
To determine the age of the earth, a relative dating method must be used. Scientist dig out of the ground to find fossils and/or rocks, they use Radioisotope dating to determine the age of things they find. During school, teachers tells their students the age of things scientists have discovered, but they never explain why and how the age of things are determine. “…dating method is only rarely explained to the gener...