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Radiometric dating methods are the strongest direct evidence that geologists have for the age of the Earth.
All these methods point to Earth being very, very old -- several billions of years old.
The basic theory of radiometric dating is briefly reviewed.
This rate remains constant regardless of how many atoms have already decayed.” The technique was proposed by Ernest Rutherford in 1905.
Uranium-lead dating is a type of radiometric dating that is used on zircon crystals and works on the ratio of uranium-238 atoms that have decayed into lead-206, or uranium-235 to lead-207 atoms.
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Barnaby dawson , (UTC)Scorpionman is an avowed creationist, so we'll just ignore his blathering because he's pissed that a bunch of scientist-friendly folk over on Age of the Earth aren't letting him and others turn it into a bullet-point bitchfest comparison of science and creation "science".
The half-life is the amount of time it takes for half of the atoms to decay.