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Once radioactive decay of U and Th started after creation, daughter Pb isotopes were added inside the earth.Then catastrophic plate tectonics during the Flood stirred the mantle and via partial melting added new rocks to the crust.2001; Steiger and Jäger 1977), in spite of ongoing attempts (Miller 2012).

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Zircon (Zr Si O) in particular has been the focus of thousands of geochronological studies, because of its ubiquity in felsic igneous rocks and its claimed extreme resistance to isotopic resetting (Begemann et al. However, accurate radioisotopic age determinations require that the decay constants or half-lives of the respective parent radionuclides be accurately known and constant in time.

Ideally, the uncertainty of the decay constants should be negligible compared to, or at least be commensurate with, the analytical uncertainties of the mass spectrometer measurements entering the radioisotope age calculations (Begemann et al. Clearly, based on the ongoing discussion in the conventional literature this is still not the case at present.

However, problems remain in the interpretation of the measured Pb isotopic ratios to transform them into ages.

Among them is the presence of non-radiogenic Pb of unknown composition, often referred to as common or initial Pb.

However, from a biblical perspective the earth was created by God on Day 1 of the Creation Week before the sun and the rest of the solar system were created on Day 4, all only about 6000 or so years ago.

Yet the earth would still have had an initial (created) Pb isotopic endowment.

U-Pb radioisotope dating is now the absolute dating method of first choice among geochronologists, especially using the mineral zircon.

A variety of analytical instruments have also now been developed using different micro-sampling techniques coupled with mass spectrometers, thus enabling wide usage of U-Pb radioisotope dating.

The stunning improvements in the performance of mass spectrometers during the past four or so decades, starting with the landmark paper by Wasserburg et al.

(1969), have not been accompanied by any comparable improvement in the accuracy of the decay constants (Begemann et al.

Various methods have been devised to determine this initial or common Pb, but all involve making unprovable assumptions.

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