radiometric dating geologist ralph harvey and historian mott greene explain the principles of radiometric dating and its application in determining the age of earth as the uranium in rocks decays it emits subatomic particles and turns into lead at a constant rate.
Span classnews_dtaug 13 2008spannbsp018332radiometric dating by itself is not necessarily evidence for evolution but together with fossil samples that have been gathered from rocks that have been radiometrically dated it is powerful evidence for evolution the radiometric dating of the geologic column by itself does not indicate biological evolution.
radiometric dating geologists use radiometric dating to estimate how long ago rocks formed and to infer the ages of fossils contained within those rocks radioactive elements decay the universe is full of naturally occurring radioactive elements.
radiometric dating confirms these predictions thus amassing evidence for evolution if one was to find a trilobite fossil that dated to 50000 years ago or a rabbit fossil that dated to precambrian times that would falsify evolutions prediction.
Now that we know how radiometric dating actually works lets see the evidence of its inaccuracy and unreliability with two major radiometric dating methods carbon14 dating carbon14 actually decays so quicklywith a halflife of only 5730 yearsthat none is expected to remain in fossils after only a few hundred thousand years.
One major opposing viewpoint to the theory of evolution is the age of the planet earth according to most religious theories the earth is between four and ten thousand years old created by an.
evidence for evolution from homologous structures a small number of individuals from one area establish a new isolated population in another area the gene frequencies of the new population differ from those of the original population.
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