Last month, the Creation Q & A column briefly answered the following question: Does radioisotope dating prove that the earth is millions of years old?We offered four reasons why radioisotope dating does not work.Whenever this information is presented to a live audience, someone usually asks the next question.

Secular scientists trust the million-year time ranges that faulty radiodating methods present for at least four reasons.

First, long ages fit their belief that natural processes, not God, generated man, life, the earth, and the universe.

Aligning their results with their belief system can be more important than validating the reliability of radiodating.

Peter foresaw that nature-only heresies like these would infect the church.

A: Often, those who ask this question assume that scientists objectively weigh all evidence as though they have no biases.

But people cannot do science without some set of beliefs about origins, destiny, and meaning.

Scientists choose research questions that conform to their pre-existing beliefs, introducing bias at the outset.

All experimental results are likewise interpreted according to beliefs, adding more bias to an investigator’s conclusion.

They may be familiar with the scientific and logical evidence against radiodating, but they suppress this knowledge.