The Radiometric Dating Game Radiometric dating methods estimate the age of rocks using calculations based on the decay rates of radioactive elements such as uranium, strontium, and potassium. On the surface, radiometric dating methods appear to give powerful support to the statement that life has existed on the earth for hundreds of millions, even billions, of years. We are told that these methods are accurate to a few percent, and that there are many different methods. We are told that of all the radiometric dates that are measured, only a few percent are anomalous. This gives us the impression that all but a small percentage of the dates computed by radiometric methods agree with the assumed ages of the rocks in which they are found, and that all of these various methods almost always give ages that agree with each other to within a few percentage points. Since there doesn't seem to be any systematic error that could cause so many methods to agree with each other so often, it seems that there is no other rational conclusion than to accept these dates as accurate.
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What is the Shroud of Turin? What do you know about the Shroud? What is your experience with the Shroud? The Shroud of Turin is a large rectangular woven cloth, approximately 14 ft by 3. It appears to show the front and rear images of a naked man and is alleged by some to be the burial cloth of Jesus Christ. It is owned by the Catholic Church and stored in the cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Turin, Italy, hence its name.
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Antero wrote this article in response to the History Channel documentary titled, "The Jesus Strand: A Search for DNA. I sent that link to Antero and he replied, "I read it and my opinion is quite similar to yours and my paper also deals with the speculations of that documentary. English speakers can use an online translation service to read the article. Of course, several other papers have been published recently and we are including them as well.
Radiocarbon Dating of the Shroud of Turin by P. Tite6 Reprinted from Nature, Vol. As Controls, three samples whose ages had been determined independently were also dated.