Topic: Age of the Earth: strengths and weaknesses of dating methods

The Age of the Earth Strengths and weaknesses of radiometric and other dating methods. See also the discussions on Dating a Young Earth and Biblical Earth Dating

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A Radiometric Dating Resource List - Tim Thompson Isochron Dating By Chris Stassen The article is well illustrated and well written. There is an introduction to the generic problem of radiometric dating, but this article concentrates on one well established method called the 'isochron method'.

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What is Carbon-14 (14C) Dating? Carbon Dating Definition Radiocarbon dating is a method that provides objective age estimates for carbon-based materials that originated from living organisms. An age could be estimated by measuring the amount of carbon-14 present in the sample and comparing this against an internationally used reference standard.

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ActionBioscience - promoting bioscience literacy The rejection of dating by religious fundamentalists is easier for them to make, but harder for them to demonstrate. The fossils occur in regular sequences time after time; radioactive decay happens, and repeated cross testing of radiometric dates confirms their validity.

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Radiometric dating - Wikipedia Radiometric dating or radioactive dating is a technique used to date materials such as rocks or carbon, in which trace radioactive impurities were selectively incorporated when they were formed. The method compares the abundance of a naturally occurring radioactive isotope within the material to the abundance of its decay products, which form at a known constant rate of decay.

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Radioactive Dating Game - Radiometric Dating | Carbon. Learn about different types of radiometric dating, such as carbon dating. Understand how decay and half life work to enable radiometric dating. Play a game that tests your ability to match the percentage of the dating element that remains to the age of the object. Explain the concept of half-life.

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Radioactive decay - Wikipedia Radioactive decay (also known as nuclear decay, radioactivity or nuclear radiation) is the process by which an unstable atomic nucleus loses energy (in terms of mass in its rest frame) by emitting radiation, such as an alpha particle, beta particle with neutrino or only a neutrino in the case of electron capture, or a gamma ray or electron in the case of internal conversion.

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The Geologic Column - detectingdesign.com One of the very foundations of evolution and popular science today is the 'geologic column.' This column is made up of layers of sedimentary rock that supposedly formed over millions and even billions of years.

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Types of Radioactive Decay and Their Effect on the Nucleus. Now let's move on to the most common types of nuclear decay. The first is alpha decay.In alpha decay, the nucleus emits an alpha particle, or a particle containing two protons and two neutrons.