The New Zealand physicist Ernest Rutherford, suggested in 1905 that the exact age of a rock could be measured by means of radioactivity.
For the first time he was able to exactly measure the age of a uranium mineral.
There appears to be a fundamental conflict between the Bible and the reported ages given by radioisotope dating.
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.
All the geological age comparison studies have utilized those recommended values, in spite of the admitted philosophical circularity involved.
This apparent consistency in textbooks and the media has convinced many Christians to accept an old earth (4.6 billion years old).
The original atom is referred to as the parent and the following decay products are referred to as the daughter.
For example: after the it forms a component of all organic compounds and is therefore fundamental to life. Libby of the University of Chicago predicted the existence of carbon-14 before it was actually detected and formulated a hypothesis that radiocarbon might exist in living matter.
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.