Fairy tales for adults (long)

Ian Molton spyro at f2s.com
Fri Feb 14 01:44:09 PST 2003


On Fri, 14 Feb 2003 03:44:09 +0000 (UTC)
steveb at creek-and-cowley.com (Steve Bougerolle) wrote:

> 
> You are missing the point again, possibly deliberately.  Regardless of
> how much you study the problem and how honestly you try to estimate
> the answer, all useful forms of radioactive dating must ASSUME that
> the rate of decay of atoms has not changed in some gross way, because
> we have no measurements of radioactive decay more than about a hundred
> years old.

True, however we KNOW that if the 'laws' as we know them are changed to
allow any significant variation in this rate, then far too much physics
breaks for that to make any sense at all.

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