Radiometric dating and creation science
Half-lives as measured today are very accurate, even the extremely slow half-lives.That is, billion-year half-lives can be measured statistically in just hours of time.Many accept radiometric dating methods as proof that the earth is millions of years old, in contrast to the biblical timeline.Mike Riddle exposes the unbiblical assumptions used in these calculations.Types of sedimentary rocks include sandstone, shale, and limestone. In beta decay the total atomic mass does not change significantly.The decay of The radioisotope dating clock starts when a rock cools.There are certain kinds of atoms in nature that are unstable and spontaneously change (decay) into other kinds of atoms.For example, uranium will radioactively decay through a series of steps until it becomes the stable element lead. The original element is referred to as the parent element (in these cases uranium and potassium), and the end result is called the daughter element (lead and argon).
Scientists use observational science to measure the amount of a daughter element within a rock sample and to determine the present observable decay rate of the parent element.Dating methods must also rely on another kind of science called historical science. Determining the conditions present when a rock first formed can only be studied through historical science.Determining how the environment might have affected a rock also falls under historical science. Since radioisotope dating uses both types of science, we can’t directly measure the age of something.The implications of doing this are profound and affect many parts of the Bible.Radioisotope dating is commonly used to date igneous rocks.