DPMS – Axiom IV

Nuclear decay has always been constant

For a fire is kindled in My anger, And shall burn to the lowest hell; It shall consume the earth with her increase, And set on fire the foundations of the mountains.

(Deuteronomy 32:22) NKJV

Supposedly, nuclear decay rates have always been constant which is why radiometric dating gives us ages of rocks in the millions of years. This is a problem since, according to the Bible, the Earth is about 6,000 years old.

The oldest rocks dated are somewhere in the region of 3.6 billion years old. Obviously there must be something wrong with the assumption that nuclear decay has always been constant.

The decay constant is a fictional contrivance necessary for the popular science (SciPop) rationalization of the geological timescale and the age of the Earth. It’s critical to the SciPop claim that there’s no hell.

– Decay Constant, definition

Technically speaking, for a hypothesis to be considered scientific it must be predictive and testable. It’s not possible to test the hypothesis that nuclear decay has always been constant. Therefore radiometric dating is pseudoscience.

Measurements of radioactivity were first made about 120 years ago, there aren’t any before that. If we assume that the rates measured today are an accurate indication of rates in the past then we are using 19th Century uniformitarianism. SciPop is positively 19th Century. In case you haven’t noticed, this is the 21st Century.

  • Radioisotopes don’t decay at a constant rate. Nuclear decay started in Genesis 3 at the fall of man. Initially it was so rapid that it caused the core of the earth to melt. This is why the center of the earth is now Hell. This is where your soul will await the final judgment if you choose to believe SCIPOP and reject salvation through faith in Jesus Christ. You can only prove that nuclear decay is constant if you assume it first. It’s circular reasoning.

As a way to counter the claim that nuclear decay had been variable, initially rapid and then cooling off to the levels we see today, popular science (SciPop) rolls out some formidable looking math which shows that, if all nuclear decay had happened within the last 6,000 years, the heat generated would have been enough to melt the surface of the Earth. Ironically this is closer to the truth than you may imagine, once you understand some nuance. Gravity was created on the second day, and the Earth formed around a gravitational singularity. Most of the heavy molecular weight elements were concentrated in the core, which melted. The core was surrounded by the waters of the Great Deep which helped to dissipate the heat generated.

There’s a lot of work involved in deducing the internal structure of the Earth and this is discussed in the devotional for March.

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