In his first experiment, he placed the uranium on top of photographic film wrapped in dark paper and placed the crystals in the sunlight.

The film darkened in response to some type of energy, which Bequerel assumed to be the prescence of the sun.

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Radiocarbon dating is one such type of radiometric dating.

A process for determining the age of an object by measuring the amount of a given radioactive material it contains.

The last figure I heard was that there are currently eight nuclear subs on our ocean floors. It doesn't work for sea creatures and other things that are under water. Then they measure how much is left in the specimen when they find it.

It comes from cosmic rays that rain down on the earth (and us) from outer space.

Many Christians have been led to distrust radiometric dating and are completely unaware of the great number of laboratory measurements that have shown these methods to be consistent.

Many are also unaware that Bible-believing Christians are among those actively involved in radiometric dating.To do this lesson and understand half-life and rates of radioactive decay, students should understand ratios and the multiplication of fractions, and be somewhat comfortable with probability.Games with manipulative or computer simulations should help them in getting the idea of how a constant proportional rate of decay is consistent with declining measures that only gradually approach zero.The ‘new atheists’ claim that Christianity doesn’t have answers to evolution.This site begs to differ, with over 8,000 fully searchable articles—many of them science-based. He was employed at Caltech's Division of Geological & Planetary Sciences at the time of writing the first edition.