Are fossil dating methods accuracy
In historical geology, the primary methods of absolute dating involve using the radioactive decay of elements trapped in rocks or minerals, including isotope systems from very young (radiocarbon dating with Radiometric dating is based on the known and constant rate of decay of radioactive isotopes into their radiogenic daughter isotopes.Particular isotopes are suitable for different applications due to the type of atoms present in the mineral or other material and its approximate age.
As discussed before, the assumptions influence the interpretation of the data.explains: “Carbon-14 dating, also called radiocarbon dating, [is a] method of age determination that depends upon the decay to nitrogen of radiocarbon (carbon-14).Carbon-14 is continually formed in nature by the interaction of neutrons with nitrogen-14 in the Earth’s atmosphere; the neutrons required for this reaction are produced by cosmic rays interacting with the atmosphere. is absorbed from the air by green plants and then passed on to animals through the food chain.Absolute dating provides a numerical age or range in contrast with relative dating which places events in order without any measure of the age between events.In archaeology, absolute dating is usually based on the physical, chemical, and life properties of the materials of artifacts, buildings, or other items that have been modified by humans and by historical associations with materials with known dates (coins and written history).Can we rely on the radiometric dates alone...no, we can't.
Geologists know that the dates are not perfect, that's why you will see research articles trying to determine the age of a rock, and there will be ten, twenty, or more samples that were dated.
If there are possible discrepancies, how can I accept these dates as reliable?
The young earth creationism believer thinks that all we are relying on is the radiometric techniques.
There are three main assumptions that must be made to accept radiometric dating methods.
These must be accepted on faith in uniformitarian and naturalistic frameworks.
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