Hi all I was attempting to say was that there pieces of evidence that could point to a younger earth, and if we had nothing to lose we could always investigate the claims
But of course, there is also loads of evidence that can be interpreted to support the much older earth.
Anyways, just to finish, of course I need to look more into all this stuff, much more than I already have, and then weigh up all these things you guys have told me. Thanks, and I'll leave you with this link for you guys just to talk about what this scientist has said.i know it's off a Christian site, but it doesn't mean it's an unnessecary challenge to the effectiveness of various dating methods. (You could scroll down past the carbon dating to get to the bit you're more likely to want.
Thank you for your thoughts and challenging my views! Sorry if I didn't try to answer you questions, but I thought I would just provide one of the roots of the concern with this. You've definitely given me stuff to read and think about.
When you turn to Christian answer, you are coosing to look at a source that is only looking for evidence that supports them, not like a scientist would which looks at evidence, then draws conclusions.
A recent example would be the drilled shells found in a row....a beaded trinket. However hard science evidence shows them to be 100,000 years old. Previously the oldest know decorative object was 40,000 years old. This find rewrites all previous notions of how human may have behaved and thought that long ago.
You find evidence that invalidates your theory, you modify the theory. That's it. That simple, no conspiracy of conformity. No suppression.
At one point there was Ether theory. Considered very scientific, as some evidence seemed to support it. Further evidence and investigation showed it to be false, not even modifiable, but downright useless. Scientists NO LONGER INVESTIGATE IT. They use their efforts, time and money, on theories that have not been disproven.
Your statement "that there pieces of evidence that could point to a younger earth, and if we had nothing to lose we could always investigate the claims" has all the merit of someone stating why aren't scientists still persuing the evidence for Ether theory.