Further, the processes of erosion and crustal recycling have apparently destroyed all of the earliest surface.
The oldest rocks which have been found so far (on the Earth) date to about 3.8 to 3.9 billion years ago (by several radiometric dating methods).
For example, Henry Morris says: He lead to similar results, i.e., a rate virtually identical to the estimated production flux.
Another possible escape mechanism is direct interaction of the solar wind with the upper atmosphere during the short periods of lower magnetic-field intensity while the field is reversing.
This causes the data points to separate from each other.
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.
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%).
This value is derived from several different lines of evidence.