Lol, well I see no reason to accept an argument that you see no reason to explain. I'll take your lack of explanation as you dropping it.
I wasn't vague. I said that if there was, for example, a huge solar flare (which there is supporting evidence for - see my previous link), it may have affected the rate of radioactive decay. That is if the radioactive decay rate can be affected by an outside source (which there is supporting evidence for - see my previous link). What does that have to do with anything? The radiometric dating of the rock may have been off. Why else would we be talking about it?
The problem with this statement is that you haven't dismissed anything besides bringing up that the fluctuations in radioactive decay are "slight", yet you didn't understand what it had to do with anyway, and the fact that sedimentary rock would leave trace evidence in granite. That dismisses nothing.
The fossil record IS as weak as I assert IF someone is trying to use it to say that an organism never existed.
My calculation was quick and simple and I didn't care to create a flawless mathematical equation. I just wanted to quickly demonstrate how a small percentage could grow over such a long period of time. Take it how you want to, I really don't care. Your understanding the issue of decay fluctuation must be limited or you wouldn't have challenged the fact that there is evidence that it is influenced by an outside event.
Edited by Dr_Acula, 21 November 2013 - 03:23 AM.