Biblical creationists have long realized that the millions and billions of years resulting from radiometric dating was one of our major challenges.
Similar to Larry Vardiman in his introduction to the RATE project at the 5 November conference, I saw that radiometric dating is the basis for upholding the hypotheses of evolution and the supposed old age of the earth.
Radiometric dating is a key area leading to unbelief in the Bible.
The 100-page glossary at the end of volume I is needed for the non-specialist to digest volume II.
A popular level book by Don De Young and a popular-level DVD, both titled These publications are a little heavy for the layman, but the layman can still understand the basics of the important results of the RATE project.
In the DVD, Humphreys shows a lucid animation of only 6,000 years of helium leakage out of zircons while 1.5 Ga of radioactivity transpired.
Baumgardner’s carbon-14 results were also well animated.
Then I found out that ICR was planning a major project on radiometric dating.
So, I switched to other challenges, since ICR was better equipped and positioned to meet the challenge of radioisotopes.
My study certainly was not a waste of time, since the earth sciences are filled with the results of dating methods, which guide many uniformitarian ideas in the earth sciences.
The long-awaited results of an eight-year, .25 million research project have finally been published by the RATE group.
RATE stands for radioisotopes and the age of the earth, and was a joint project between the Institute for Creation Research (ICR) and the Creation Research Society (CRS).
This review will cover volume II of the technical RATE book.
The RATE group presented their findings to an audience of about 2,000 people in El Cajon, California, on 5 November 2005. Volume II does not supersede the first volume; there is much background information on radiometric dating.