Evolution was once a theory in crisis, now evolution is in crisis without a valid theory.Biological evolution exists only as a philosophy – not as a scientific fact.The use of Carbon dating is now recognized as too inaccurate and unreliable.
Based on evidence from radiometric dating, the age of the Earth has been estimated to be approximately 4.5 billion years.
Herschel’s “many thousand million years” and Lyle’s uniformitarianism shaped the cornerstone of Darwin’s theory.
In the first paragraph of the Introduction in The Origin of Species, Darwin highlighted the centrality of Lyle’s and Herschel’s influence of on his theory: “to throw some light on the origin of species — that mystery of mysteries, as it has been called by one of our greatest philosophers.” Herschel had used this signature phrase, “that mystery of mysteries,” in a letter to Lyle endorsing his Principles of Geology.
This prerequisite was recognized by evolutionists even before Charles Darwin published The Origin of Species in 1859.
Sir John Herschel (1792-1871), a nineteenth century Victorian elitist, argued for “many thousand millions of years” for the age of the earth; an argument that paralleled the then popular uniformitarian theory advanced by the English geologist Charles Lyle.
As Scott points out further, radiometric dating can only yield unproven dates since To test the validity of radiometric dating on newly formed rocks, in 1993 Austin submitted newly formed molten rocks recovered from the 1980 eruption of Mount Saint Helens volcano to the Geochron Laboratories of Cambridge, MA for dating using the K-Ar method.