Radioactive dating uranium 238

This is the “half-life.” So, in two half-lives, or 11,460 years, only one-quarter of that in living organisms at present, then it has a theoretical age of 11,460 years.

Clearly, such huge time periods cannot be fitted into the Bible without compromising what the Bible says about the goodness of God and the origin of sin, death and suffering—the reason Jesus came into the world (See Six Days? He said, This only makes sense with a time-line beginning with the creation week thousands of years ago.

It makes no sense at all if man appeared at the end of billions of years.

C) dating usually want to know about the radiometric[1] dating methods that are claimed to give millions and billions of years—carbon dating can only give thousands of years.

People wonder how millions of years could be squeezed into the biblical account of history. Christians, by definition, take the statements of Jesus Christ seriously.

Once the organism dies, this exchange stops and the Carbon-14 that decays is not replaced.

By measuring the percentage of Carbon-14 left, and comparing it to the percentage of Carbon-14 in the atmosphere, we can date organic specimens up to 70000 years old.

So, we have a “clock” which starts ticking the moment something dies.

Obviously, this works only for things which were once living.

The original radioactive atom is known as a parent isotope, while the atom produced by the decay process is known as a daughter isotope. For example Uranium-235 and Uranium-238 are both Uranium atoms with the same number of protons, but they have a different number of neutrons.

The number used to identify the isotope refers to the total number of particles in the nucleus of each atom.

Radioactive decay allows geologists and physicists to measure the age of ancient fossils, rocks and even the Earth.

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