The origin of all things by direct creation — already necessitated by many other scientific considerations — is therefore also indicated by chronometric data. Nearly all these methods have been aired in the scientific literature and found to be so worthless that scientists do not use them for determining the age of the Earth.
Hubbert (66) reviewed the principle of uniformity and concluded that it is no longer a useful principle.History, human or geological, represents our hypothesis, couched in terms of past events, devised to explain our present-day observations. Fundamentally, they are two: (1) We assume that natural laws are invariant with time (2) We exclude hypotheses of the violation of natural laws by Divine Providence, or other forms of supernaturalism. 31) The principle of uniformity, if it has any meaning at all in modern science, includes no more than these two principles.Creationists (e.g., 97) frequently claim that “evolutionists” use the principle of uniformity to interpret scientific data, but these authors badly misrepresent the modern meaning of uniformitarianism.The principle of uniformity was developed in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, when geologists finally realized that the rocks and features of the Earth were formed by processes similar to those observable today operating over long periods.This variability, of course, simply reflects the errors in the fundamental uniformitarian assumptions.
Nevertheless, all things considered, it seems that those ages on the low end of the spectrum are likely to be more accurate than those on the high end.Those calculations that are attributed to scientific journals do not actually appear there but, instead, represent unjustified interpretations by creationists of legitimate scientific data.In addition, Morris (95) and Morris and Parker (97) draw an unwarranted parallel between their calculations and radiometric dating.Most of their “ages” rely on the assumption of constant rates for processes known to vary.Radiometric dating, in contrast, is based on a process (radioactive decay) known not to vary significantly with changes in physical or chemical conditions.Just how much more recent than 10,000 years cannot be determined from present scientific knowledge.