History of radioactive dating
Radioactive decay is a natural process and comes from the atomic nucleus becoming unstable and releasing bits and pieces.These are released as radioactive particles (there are many types).The rate of decay (given the symbol λ) is the fraction of the 'parent' atoms that decay in unit time.
The false radiometric ages of several million years are due to parentless argon, as described here, and were first reported in the literature some fifty years ago.
The original atom is referred to as the parent and the following decay products are referred to as the daughter.
For example: after the it forms a component of all organic compounds and is therefore fundamental to life. Libby of the University of Chicago predicted the existence of carbon-14 before it was actually detected and formulated a hypothesis that radiocarbon might exist in living matter.
They point to a catastrophic origin for granites, consistent with the biblical timeframe for earth history and God’s judgment during the Flood.
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