If they can begin to comprehend that it is random and spontaneous, they end up feeling less nervous about the whole thing.
Radioactive decay involves the spontaneous transformation of one element into another.
For example, uranium will radioactively decay through a series of steps until it becomes the stable element lead. The original element is referred to as the parent element (in these cases uranium and potassium), and the end result is called the daughter element (lead and argon).
The straightforward reading of Scripture reveals that the days of creation () were literal days and that the earth is just thousands of years old and not billions.
Imagine we have an undiscovered element, Parentium, that has a radioactive isotope, Parentium-123, which decays to stable Daughterium-123.
This is the only way Parentium-123 decays, and there is no other source of Daughterium-123.
However, the crater number relation must be calibrated against something with a known age.
To measure the passage of long periods of time, scientists take advantage of a regularity in certain unstable atoms.
Since God is the Creator of all things (including science), and His Word is true (“), the true age of the earth must agree with His Word.Proponents of evolution publicize radioisotope dating as a reliable and consistent method for obtaining absolute ages of rocks and the age of the earth.This apparent consistency in textbooks and the media has convinced many Christians to accept an old earth (4.6 billion years old).We could be sure that a mineral containing parentium originally had no daughterium.If the mineral contained 1 part per million Parentium-123 and 3 parts per million Daughterium-123, we could be sure all the Daughterium-123 was originally Parentium-123.