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.
If any of these three conditions is not accurately known, the hourglass will give an inaccurate measure of time.
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?For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation.” For this they willfully forget: that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of water and in the water, by which the world that then existed perished, being flooded with water.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.The starting isotope is called the parent and the end-product is called the daughter.
The time it takes for one half of the parent atoms to decay to the daughter atoms is called the half-life.
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.
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.
There are three main assumptions that must be made to accept radiometric dating methods.