Distinguish between relative and radiometric dating
Volcanic rocks, because they are able to cool and crystalize rapidly, have a very fine-grained texture; the individual mineral grains are too small to see easily with the naked eye.
Plutonic rocks on the other hand cool very slowly, on the order of a million years or more for some deeply buried and insulated magmas.
Geologists distinguish these types of rock based on their chemical and mineralogical composition.
When burial pressures and temperatures get too great, the rocks melt completely, becoming new igneous rocks.
It can be an especially difficult challenge when the Creationist author has professional credentials and has published in mainstream scientific journals.
One such individual is Robert Gentry, who holds a Master's degree in Physics (and an honorary doctorate from the fundamentalist Columbia Union College).
If you truly believe and trust this in your heart, receiving Jesus alone as your Savior, declaring, "Jesus is Lord," you will be saved from judgment and spend eternity with God in heaven.
s the creation/evolution debate continues, there has been an increasing sophistication of certain Creationist arguments and publications.
For over thirteen years he held a research associate's position at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory where he was part of a team which investigated ways to immobilize nuclear waste.