Yet the discordance patterns are consistent with past accelerated radioisotope decay, which would also render these "clocks" useless.Thus there is no reliable evidence to dispute that these metamorphosed basalt lava flows deep in Grand Canyon date back to the Creation Week only thousands of years ago.Irreconcilable disagreement within and between the methods is the norm, even at the outcrop scale.This is a devastating "blow" to the long ages that are foundational to uniformitarian geology and evolutionary biology.In other words, the decay of the parent radioisotopes was accelerated by different amounts, the decay of those yielding older "ages" (the alpha-decayers) having been accelerated more.Obviously, if radioisotope decay was accelerated, say during the Genesis Flood, then the radioisotope decay "clocks" could never be relied upon to "date" rocks as many millions of years old.
Twenty-seven Brahma amphibolite samples were collected from various Inner Gorge outcrops as part of the RATE (Radioisotopes and the Age of The Earth) project.
To the contrary, the rocks could still only be a few thousand years old.
The radioisotope methods, long touted as irrefutably dating the earth's rocks as countless millions of years old, have repeatedly failed to provide reliable and meaningful absolute ages for Grand Canyon rock layers.
The "age" or "date" is calculated from the amount of the daughter isotope produced by radioactive decay of the parent isotope.
In Grand Canyon, the "date" of metamorphism of the basalt lavas to form these Brahma amphibolites has been determined as 1690-1710 Ma (million years ago), based on U-Pb dating of minerals in the overlying Vishnu Schist and underlying Rama Schist that formed during the metamorphism.
Metamorphic rocks are not always easy to date using radio-isotopes.