Assumptions on Top of Assumptions

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Radiometric dating is used to give ages to various rocks. Most people believe it’s accurate. After all, it’s simple science, right? Radioactive elements decay into new “daughter” elements at a predictable speed. Well … not so fast.

You see, radiometric dating is built on assumptions that just can’t be proven. Scientists have to assume the rates of decay have never changed. They must also assume the sample wasn’t contaminated over the supposed millions of years. And they must also assume the original number of atoms in the sample.

Now, that’s a lot of assumptions! And if even one of these assumptions is wrong, the date can’t be trusted.

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