) and they are historically the ones posted to talk.origins more than any others.The young-Earth argument goes something like this: helium-4 is created by radioactive decay (alpha particles are helium nuclei) and is constantly added to the atmosphere.he generally accepted age for the Earth and the rest of the solar system is about 4.55 billion years (plus or minus about 1%).
In order to obtain a young age from their calculations, young-Earthers handwave away mechanisms by which helium can escape.
A young-Earther would object to all of the "assumptions" listed above.
However, the test for these assumptions is the plot of the data itself.
Those which appear the most frequently in talk.origins are reproduced below: Note that these aren't necessarily the "best" or most difficult to refute of young-Earth arguments.
However, they are quite popular in modern creation-"science" literature (even though they should not be!