Dating with carbon 14
Paul Joss, of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ, gives a value of 70 as an average.
Contrary to what is said about me on the net, I do understand the scientific method and can follow and evaluate the arguments.
I've discussed some of this in the newsgroup, but here I'll leave it for the rebuttal phase of the debate.
The arguments I use are of the same basic type as those of the old-earth proponents: extrapolation of present-day trends into the past to determine how long something could have been going on.
By my implication, this indicates that whether the old solar system theory adequately explains observations is also unknown. Presence of small particles in the solar system This is an astronomical observation consistent with a young solar system but which, as in the case of comets, requires extra assumptions if the solar system is old.
Because of the forward motion of an object in orbit around the sun, the sun's radition strikes it at an angle and exerts a backwards force. In the case particles on the order of 1 mm or less in diameter, this force degrades the orbit, causing the particle to fall into the sun within thousands to a few million years.