Mistakes in Memes of Evolution Part 3 Codes and Complexity
Correcting Mistakes in Memes by Evolutionists:
Meme: The rocks date the fossils and
the fossils date the rocks
First, let's get straight that this isn't a "creationist misconception." Highly respected evolutionists acknowledge this problem of circular reasoning in the evolutionary dating process. For example, Niles Eldredge, co-author of the evolutionary theory of punctuated equilibrium acknowledges: "If we date the rocks by the fossils, how can we then turn around and talk about the patterns of evolutionary change through time in the fossil record?" In other words he saying if we date the rocks by the fossils, how can we then date the various fossils by where they're found - which is in the rocks. The problem: it's a circular argument with no basis in fact.
So we can dismiss the false contention that it's just creationist pointing out this problem. Anyone who examines the dating process carefully will necessarily reach the same conclusion about its circular nature, because that in fact, is the process.
Second, radiometric dating is known to be an inaccurate dating method. Not only is it inaccurate, the various methods don't even agree with each other, as again, even evolutionists acknowledge. Evolutionist John Whitfield: "...in the past decade it has become clear the results from different techniques and different labs don't agree."
As for the inaccuracies, radiometric dating evolves three assumptions that regularly provide inaccurate results. Again, I won't belabor the point here. For details see my article, Radiometric Dating: Science or Guesswork?
Finally this is a classic example of selective attention. In addition to refusing to see the circular reasoning involved in dating fossils, evolutionist refuse to acknowledge the many problems with the geological column (depicted above) itself:
Darwinist would rather not talk about these problems because they know they don't have a leg to stand on.
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7. Niles Eldredge,
Time Frames, 1985, p. 52) ref from Geologic Time Scale, All
About Creation, accessed 7/18/2011
9. Regarding the
Cambrian Explosion, Darwin acknowledged: "Consequently, if my theory be
true, it is indisputable that before the lowest Silurian* [i.e. Cambrium]
stratum was deposited, long periods elapsed, as long as, or probably far
longer than, the whole interval from the Silurian[Cambrian] age to the
present day; and that during these vast, yet quite unknown periods of
time, the world swarmed with living creatures. To the question why we do
not find records of these vast primordial periods, I can give no
Geologic Column, Public Domain (National Park Service)