Radioactive dating of rock samples
One of the indirect evidences that evolutionists universally appeal to is radioactive dating because it appears to supply the deep time their evolutionary models demand.
But how accurate is their model, and how scientific is their approach? An isochron is a line on an isotope ratio diagram denoting rock samples.
Each original isotope, called the parent, gradually decays to form a new isotope, called the daughter.
Each isotope is identified with what is called a ‘mass number’.
Some evolutionists throw out theistic evolution (God using evolution as His creative process) as a philosophical panacea, with the goal of leading people to conclude that Genesis is a myth.
Like Nimrod of ancient times, they know they must provide an alternative (i.e., naturalism, specifically —the belief that science alone can render truth about our world and reality) to biblical truth if they are to hold sway over the public in what is essentially a couched rebellion against God.
Both the decaying isotope and the isotope it produces (its daughter) can be compared to an isotope of the daughter’s elemental family that does not decay.
These two ratios, when plotted on a graph for many different samples from a rock suite, should hypothetically produce a straight line under certain assumed conditions.
Isotopes are important to geologists because each radioactive element decays at a constant rate, which is unique to that element.
Most of the radioactive isotopes used for radioactive dating of rock samples have too many neutrons in the nucleus to be stable.
Recall that an isotope is a particular form of an element.
The atoms of some chemical elements have different forms, called isotopes.
These break down over time in a process scientists call radioactive decay.