Once Upon A Time

Whenever evolutionary scientists speculate about the past, you should always mentally introduce the right degree of skepticism by thinking “once upon a time” as their story’s tag-line. Once-upon-a-time puts you in the fairytale frame of mind. So let’s consider radiometric dating. Most people think in terms of how long radioactive decay takes, rather than asking where the radioactive materials came from in the first place. The evolutionary explanation for radioactivity goes like this:

“Once upon a time space was empty until stars began to form after millions and billions of years. At first, stars were made of light elements like hydrogen, because heavy element like iron and uranium didn’t exist. Those heavy elements had to be created, not by God, but by mysterious forces yet to be determined inside of stars. After billions of years more, some stars began to get old and exploded (a supernova), scattering both light and heavy elemental debris across the universe. After more billions of years, some of that debris gathered together by another process not yet determined to form a new star with a planetary system. We are on one of those planets, and that’s why we have uranium.”

Which of course brings us to Jeopardy. My wife loves that show because it combines learning with playing games. A recent category featured the wit and wisdom of Neil Degrasse Tyson, an astronomer and science communicator. One of the questions went like this, “The presence of radioactive elements on Earth is evidence that our planet was formed from this.” The answer was “What is a supernova.” It’s a good example of how evolutionary concepts are propagandized through popular culture.

What brought this to mind is that I had just refreshed myself on the primary creationist theory about the formation of radioactive elements. Several observational facts don’t line up with the evolutionary stardust concept. First, radioactive elements are concentrated near the Earth’s surface rather than in the core where we would expect to find the heaviest elements of a formerly molten planet. Secondly, radioactive elements aren’t uniformly distributed in the other planets of our solar system. Creationist Dr. Walt Brown theorizes that, since radioactive elements are concentrated in Earth’s crust, they must have formed there; and Brown uses current laboratory research from secular sources to show how it could have happened without all the “once upon a time” storytelling. Brown’s theory also explains how heavy daughter elements can be formed that would otherwise only exist after millions of years of radioactive decay.

To summarize, the most scientific explanation for the existence of radioactive elements is Dr. Brown’s Hydroplate Theory. It accounts for where those elements are found, why they’re not found on all planets, and how accelerated decay of those rapidly formed elements misleads researchers into assigning incorrect ages to geologic formations. Here’s a link to a more nerdy explanation about the true source of radioactivity…https://youtu.be/iFDPKD1KbdM.