Forms of dating fossils
A fear of God and reverence for His Word is the beginning of wisdom.
Starting with the Bible and developing a model for dating events in earth history will lead us to the truth.
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.
Most scientists and many Christians believe that the radiometric dating methods prove that the earth is 4.5 billion years old.
The textbooks speak of the radiometric dating techniques, and the dates themselves, as factual information.
The Bible gives a much different picture and explains that relying on man’s reasoning is foolishness.Some of the common isotope pairs used are K-Ar, Rb-Sr, Pb-Pb, and U-Pb.Carbon-14 dating is another common technique, but it can only be used on carbon-containing things that were once alive.There are three main assumptions that must be made to accept radiometric dating methods.These must be accepted on faith in uniformitarian and naturalistic frameworks.