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It is possible to measure the ratio of the different radioactive parent isotopes and their daughter isotopes in a rock, but the ratios are not dates or ages.

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The reason this age may not be a true age—even though it is commonly called an absolute age—is that it is based on several crucial assumptions.

Most radiometric dating techniques must make three assumptions: The major problem with the first assumption is that there is no way to prove that the decay rate was not different at some point in the past.

If certain things are known, it is possible to calculate the amount of time since the parent isotope began to decay.

For example, if you began with 1 gram of carbon-14, after 5,730 years you would be left with 0.50 g and only 0.25 g after 11,460 years.

Uniformitarian geologists use so-called dating methods to determine the ages of the surrounding rocks.

Certain types of rocks, especially those that form from magma (igneous), contain radioactive isotopes of different elements.

The claimed “fact” that decay rates have always been constant is actually an inference based on a uniformitarian assumption.

It is true that radioisotope decay rates are stable today and are not largely affected by external conditions like change in temperature and pressure, but that does not mean that the rate has always been constant.

Most scientists and many Christians believe that the radiometric dating methods prove that the earth is 4.5 billion years old.

The textbooks speak of the radiometric dating techniques, and the dates themselves, as factual information.

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