“A gigantic ape standing 10 feet tall and weighing up to 1,200 pounds lived alongside humans for over a million years, according to a new study. … Scientists have known about Gigantopithecus blackii since the accidental discovery of some of its teeth on sale in a Hong Kong pharmacy about 80 years ago. … Now Jack Rink, a geochronologist at McMaster University in Ontario, has used a high-precision absolute-dating method (techniques involving electron spin resonance and uranium series) to determine that this ape ? the largest primate ever ? roamed Southeast Asia for nearly a million years before the species died out 100,000 years ago during the Pleistocene period. By this time, humans had existed for a million years.” – livesci
For my God lovin’ and other science learning friends: Read this Christain perspective on radiometic dating techniques.
“There are now well over forty different radiometric dating techniques, each based on a different radioactive isotope. … It has become increasingly clear that these radiometric dating techniques agree with each other and as a whole, present a coherent picture in which the Earth was created [4.5-4.6 billion years] ago. Further evidence comes from the complete agreement between radiometric dates and other dating methods such as counting tree rings or glacier ice core layers. Many Christians have been led to distrust radiometric dating and are completely unaware of the great number of laboratory measurements that have shown these methods to be consistent.”