In the chapter on Fossils, we will discover that , and also because they are in rock strata said to be that age. But let us right now put to rest a frequently stated misconception: that radiodating methods have successfully dated and positively established as reliable the dating system conjectures in the so-called "geologic column" of rock strata. ONLY THREE USEABLE TEST RESULTS—In reality, it is impossible to date sedimentary rock strata and the fossils within it by radioactive mineral dating.Thus, fossil/strata-dating methods are hopelessly foundered. Yet fossil/strata dating is crucial to the evolutionary theory! (1) None of the other dating methods (the twelve methods discussed in this present chapter) are reliable either, but instead are in continual conflict with one another and with fossil/strata dating conclusions. In fact, radiodating is so conflicting in its results, that, out of hundreds of thousands of tests,—,—and two of them are just interpolated guesses based on "strata thickness." Evolutionists use but three undiscarded radiodatings to vindicate the reliability of the hundred-year-old strata and fossil dating theory!
(3) Then they announced that they had thought up the dates by peering at so-called "index fossils." (4) They declared that they could now prove the ages of the fossils in the rocks—by the rock strata they were in.
Thus, in regard to the dating of fossils and strata.
But then, as the 20th century began, radioactive mineral dating began to be discovered. Libby (1908-1980), working at the University of Chicago, discovered the carbon-14 dating method in 1946.
usage: The usual singular of this noun, taken from Latin, is stratum: the lowest stratum in society.
The plural is strata: Several strata of settlement were discovered in the evacuation.
Occasionally strata occurs as a singular and stratas as a plural.Neither of these uses is well established, and they are often regarded as errors. It was not a bright or splendid summer evening, though fair and soft: the haymakers were at work all along the road; and the sky, though far from cloudless, was such as promised well for the future: its blue--where blue was visible--was mild and settled, and its cloud of the middle class -- the small tradespeople, shopkeepers, retired tradesmen generally, the handicraftsmen and peasants -- all these sink gradually into the proletariat, partly because their diminutive capital does not suffice for the scale on which Modern Industry is carried on, and is swamped in the competition with the large capitalists, partly because their specialized skill is rendered worthless by the new methods of production.If we do NOT know them all--if Nature has still secrets in the deeps for us, nothing is more conformable to reason than to admit the existence of fishes, or cetaceans of other kinds, or even of new species, of an organisation formed to inhabit the , encrusted with white salt-- a superb sheet of water, which was formerly of larger extent than now, its shores having encroached with the lapse of time, and thus at once reduced its breadth and increased its depth.—STRATA AND FOSSIL DATING—In two later chapters (Fossils and Strata and Effects of the Flood), we will discuss the strata dating method in detail.We will here discuss only its relationship to radioactive dating methods—and learn that there are no relationships!There are only three primary methods of long-ages dating: (1) fossil-bearing rock strata, (2) radioactive dating, and (3) carbon-14 dating. In chapter 12 (Fossils and Strata), we shall discuss in detail the problems associated with fossil and strata dating.