“As I looked, thrones were placed, and the Ancient of Days took his seat; his clothing was white as snow, and the hair of his head like pure wool; his throne was fiery flames; its wheels were burning fire.” Dan 7:9 (ESV) Radioactive dating methods provide a basis for some of the most convincing proofs for the Materialist belief that the earth is billions of years old and that life is at least millions of years old. The question at hand is whether radioactive dating methods actually support an earth age far beyond what the biblical record suggests.
The applicability, accuracy and usefulness of each method deserve scrutiny.
Measuring the ratio of C14 to C12 and C13 therefore dates the organic matter for periods back to about eight half-lives of the isotope, 45,000 years.
Also called absolute dating, scientists use the decay of radioactive elements within the fossils or the rocks around the fossils to determine the age of the organism that was preserved.
Depending on the number of different colored beads you have available, you can do just one or several different isotopes.
Each isotope you choose needs two different colors of beads associated with it and the total of number of beads per bag will be 100 (this creates the simplest math, but you could use less beads and have them calculate percentages if necessary).
other isotope pairs cover intermediate time periods between the spans for carbon 14 and uranium.
Some radiometric dating methods depend upon knowing the initial amount of the isotope subject to decay.