A swimming race illustrates the simple principles involved in measuring time.
This swimmer is competing in a 1,500 metre race and we have an accurate, calibrated wristwatch.
The number of protons in the nucleus of an atom determines the element.
Where are the data and age calculations that result in a consistent set of ages for all rocks on earth, as well as those from the moon and the meteorites, no greater than 10 000 years? Second, it is an approach doomed to failure at the outset.
Creationists seem to think that a few examples of incorrect radiometric ages invalidate all of the results of radiometric dating, but such a conclusion is illogical.
We note that at the instant the swimmer touches the edge of the pool our wristwatch reads and 53 seconds.
How long has the competitor taken to swim the 1,500 metre race?
Recall that atoms are the basic building blocks of matter.