Dinosaurs had been losing out, ever so slowly, to the rising mammals, mainly as a result of cooling climates. And because dinosaurs relied on the external environment to maintain their body temperatures, this would have hurt them.
Back in the 1960s and 1970s, debate about this question was mainly taking place on the ground, at fossil sites in places like Montana.
Paleontologist Robert Sloan and his colleagues documented evidence for the long-term decline of dinosaurs over a 10m to 20m-year period.
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.
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.
Whenever this information is presented to a live audience, someone usually asks the next question.
Q: If radiodating can be scientifically falsified, then why do most scientists continue to trust these flawed methods?
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.
Those who trust incorrect radiodating age estimates may purposefully limit their knowledge to concepts consistent with their secularized beliefs or sinful choices.