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The RATE team was chaired by Larry Vardiman (meteorology) and included Steven A. De Young (physics), Russell Humphreys (physics) and Andrew Snelling (hard rock geology).Austin (soft rock geology), John Baumgardner (geophysics), Steven W. The project's findings were published in 2005, and while they acknowledged evidence for over 500 million years of radiometric decay at today's rates, they also claimed to have discovered other lines of evidence that pointed to a young earth.The RATE team acknowledged evidence for over 500 million years' worth of radioactive decay in the earth's history at today's rates.However, they claimed that other evidence indicated that the earth is much younger.They further acknowledged that this solution would also have to have cooled some material more than others to prevent the oceans from freezing over.
[C]laims that scientific data affirm a young earth do not meet the criterion of integrity in science.Any portrayal of the RATE project as confirming scientific support for a young earth, contradicts the RATE project’s own admission of unresolved problems. The project has also been criticized by geologist Kevin Henke for, among other things, using faulty standard deviations, misidentifying rock samples, and correcting "typographical errors" in other researchers' data without providing any evidence that such corrections were warranted.who noted that, among other problems, the RATE team had used an unrealistic diffusion model, had misidentified the rock samples, had made incorrect assumptions about their thermal history, and had used incorrect standard deviations.One was excessive heat generation, which would have been sufficient to raise the temperature of the earth's surface to 22,000 °C, sufficient to evaporate the earth unless some extraordinary cooling mechanism were applied.They acknowledged that neither conduction, nor convection, nor radiation could remove this heat quickly enough, and that therefore a new, esoteric solution would have to be found.
that discarding the blind-test method would expose the results – whatever they may be – to suspicion of unreliability.