Radioisotope dating assumptions

12-Sep-2016 21:08

Thus, when you find a piece of wood with half the ratio of carbon-14 that the atmosphere has, that means it's been dead for about 5730 years.

Fourth, when the living thing dies, carbon-14 is not replenished in its organic material, so carbon-14 decays at the exponential rate mentioned above.All truth is God’s truth, including the truths revealed in the creation.If radiometric dating works—and I believe it reveals accurate dates most of the time—Christians should not be intimidated.Thus radioactive dating relies purely on assumptions.Question: "How does radiometric dating fit with the view of a young earth?

Fourth, when the living thing dies, carbon-14 is not replenished in its organic material, so carbon-14 decays at the exponential rate mentioned above.All truth is God’s truth, including the truths revealed in the creation.If radiometric dating works—and I believe it reveals accurate dates most of the time—Christians should not be intimidated.Thus radioactive dating relies purely on assumptions.Question: "How does radiometric dating fit with the view of a young earth?As I type on my laptop calibrated to satellite-based clocks, I use these ‘primitive’ examples because of their inherent uncertainties and relevance to radiometric dating.