Therefore RATE must propose that almost all of this decay occurred during the one-year flood, because for some unknown reason the decay rate for some atoms (but not others) was extremely high (but only for a year, not before or after).
To supplement the multi-topic general articles above, the pages below focus on specific topics, Helium Diffusion Radiocarbon Decay Polonium Halos Excessive Heat Conferences Helium Diffusion in Zircons • To supplement an introductory paragraph and a brief semi-technical overview in the papers above (Assessing the Rate Project and a response from RATE and replies...), Randy Isaac wrote Helium Diffusion and Retention in Zircons to describe a Standard Model (used by scientists to gather clues about the thermal history of a zircon crystal) and two models proposed by RATE: a New Creation Model (used by RATE) and Uniformitarian Model (used by nobody, since ) • Helium Diffusion in Zircon: Flaws in a Young-Earth Argument, Part 1 and Part 2 by Gary Loechelt, and his associated technical paper Fenton Hill Revisited: The Retention of Helium in Zircons and the Case for Accelerated Nuclear Decay.And you can read Gary's explanations of Helium in Zircons for Talk Rational's discussion forum about Evolution and Origins in 2010.• In 2008, a young-earth RATE response to by Russell Humphreys (Helium evidence for a young world continues to confound critics) plus two counter-responses by Gary Loechelt, Helium Diffusion in Zircon: A Response to Questions by the Rate Team and, in more detail, A Response to the RATE Team — Regarding Helium Diffusion in Zircon.(from ICR's homepage for RATE) / For an overview of RATE you can read descriptions, by young-earth creationists, of Thousands not Billions (conference), Thousands not Billions (Radioisotope Age Dating Set, with popular-level book, study guide, two DVDs), Radioisotopes and the Age of the Earth (technical-level book), and a free presentation (video or powerpoint).You can explore educational web-resources that explain the principles of radiometric dating in the homepage for AGE OF THE EARTH — SCIENCE where you'll see different perspectives (conventional and young-earth) on the reliability of scientific conclusions about the earth's age.
• In an 8-part series during May-June 2007, Randy Isaac (executive director of the American Scientific Affiliation) outlined principles of Integrity in Science regarding (if you read the blog entries chronologically from bottom to top) Scientific Methodology, Skepticism in Science, Fraud, Phases of Science, Removing Unconscious Bias, Nine Lives of Offbeat Ideas, and Age of the Earth; the final part explains why he in Assessing the RATE Project where he reviews RATE's book, Radioisotopes and the Age of the Earth, Volume 2.
His review (June 2007) was followed (in March 2008) by a response from RATE and replies by Randy Isaac & Kirk Bertsche.
/ And in Journal of Creation, 2010, a letter by Gary Loechelt and response by Russell Humphreys; both include references to earlier papers.
• RATE-Project Claims [about Helium in Zircons] by Rodney Whitefield Radiocarbon Decay (trace amounts of C-14 radiation) • RATE's Radiocarbon: Intrinsic or Contamination?
by Kirk Bertsche, is an expansion of his reply in PSCF, which you can read above in Polonium Halos in Granites • Polonium Halos and Myrmekite in Pegmatite & Granite by Lorence Collins, who also has a links-page (halos are examined in 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 14) Excessive Heat — a Catastrophic Problem for a Catastrophic Flood What is the problem?
RATE acknowledges the occurrence of This decay occurs throughout the geological formations that, according to flood geology, were produced by the flood.