"Radiometric dating (often called radioactive dating) is a technique used to date materials such as rocks or carbon, in which trace radioactive impurities were selectively incorporated when they formed. The method compares the abundance of a naturally occurring radioactive isotope within the material and the abundance of its decay products, which form at a known constant rate of decay. The use of radiometric dating was first published in 1907 by Bertram Boltwood and is now the principal source of information about the absolute age of rocks and other geological features, including the age of the Earth itself, and can be used to date a wide range of natural and man-made materials."
- Text from Wikipedia entry for "Radiometric dating" (accessed 11/15/2015) [links added]
Blog Posts and Articles
- "Vernon Cupps Part 2" (Gary S. Hurd, 7/6/2015)
- "Creationst Say the Darndest Things about Dinosaurs" (Gary S. Hurd, 4/26/2007)
- "Radiocarbon Dates for Dinosaur Bones?" (Brad Lepper, Creation/Evolution Issue 30, Summer 1992)