Since certain species of animals existed on Earth at specific times in history, the fossils or remains of such animals embedded within those successive layers of rock also help scientists determine the age of the layers.Similarly, pollen grains released by seed-bearing plants became fossilized in rock layers.They point to a catastrophic origin for granites, consistent with the biblical timeframe for earth history and God’s judgment during the Flood. Wiens has a Ph D in Physics, with a minor in Geology.
Each element is made up of atoms, and within each atom is a central particle called a nucleus.
Yet few people know how radiometric dating works or bother to ask what assumptions drive the conclusions. This figure wasn’t established by radiometric dating of the earth itself. Radiohalos shouldn’t exist, according to conventional wisdom!
Though they are very tiny, polonium radiohalos have a huge message that cannot be ignored.
The method compares the amount of a naturally occurring radioactive isotope and its decay products, in samples. It is the main way to learn the age of rocks and other geological features, including the age of the Earth itself.
It may be used to date a wide range of natural and man-made materials.