Radioactive dating examples in present day
We will deal with carbon dating first and then with the other dating methods.
The half-life is the amount of time it takes for one half of the initial amount of the parent, radioactive isotope, to decay to the daughter isotope.
Specifically, rocks gathered from recently erupted Mt.
Ngauruhoe in New Zealand gave isochron dates of between 270,000 years and 3.9 billion years—from rocks known to be less than 60 years old! Models, no matter how elegant their mathematics, are only as good as their assumptions and how well they reproduce reality through observation and experimental data.
Clearly, such huge time periods cannot be fitted into the Bible without compromising what the Bible says about the goodness of God and the origin of sin, death and suffering—the reason Jesus came into the world (See Six Days? He said, This only makes sense with a time-line beginning with the creation week thousands of years ago.
It makes no sense at all if man appeared at the end of billions of years.