So, we have a “clock” which starts ticking the moment something dies.Obviously, this works only for things which were once living.We will deal with carbon dating first and then with the other dating methods.
There are about two dozen decay pairs used for dating.
Uranium 235 decay to lead has a half-life of 713 million years, so it is well suited to dating the universe.
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.
Familiar to us as the black substance in charred wood, as diamonds, and the graphite in “lead” pencils, carbon comes in several forms, or isotopes.