Dating tools by patern
The Bible gives us a much more reliable history of the earth as it was recorded by God.
Radiometric dating is based on the fact that radioactive isotopes decay to form isotopes of different elements.Uniformitarian geologists use so-called dating methods to determine the ages of the surrounding rocks.Certain types of rocks, especially those that form from magma (igneous), contain radioactive isotopes of different elements.If certain things are known, it is possible to calculate the amount of time since the parent isotope began to decay.For example, if you began with 1 gram of carbon-14, after 5,730 years you would be left with 0.50 g and only 0.25 g after 11,460 years.The method of calculating radiometric dates is like using an hourglass.
You can use the hourglass to tell time if you know several things: the amount of sand in the top of the hourglass when it started flowing, the rate that the sand flows through the hole in the middle, and that the quantity of sand in each chamber has not been tampered with.
It is possible to measure the ratio of the different radioactive parent isotopes and their daughter isotopes in a rock, but the ratios are not dates or ages.
The dates must be inferred based on assumptions about the ratios.
However, there are many methods that can be used to determine the age of the earth or other objects.
The textbooks focus on relative dating, based on the layering of the rocks, and radiometric dating.
Knowing this first: that scoffers will come in the last days, walking according to their own lusts, and saying, “Where is the promise of His coming?