Radiometric dating is not accurate
If so, the data will fall on an isochron line, but will be all over the place.This tells scientists that the sample has been disturbed and cannot be dated with this particular method.That is, you can see if the sample comes from rocks that have been disturbed (or contaminated) or not just by looking at the results.
As a scientific skeptics, we ask ourselves: is this really the case?Surely, if some daughter nuclei left the rock or parent nuclei entered the rock, the dates would come out all wrong! Follow Debunking Denialism on Facebook or Twitter for new updates.While this is technically true, there are several mini-industries dedicated developing methods and techniques to make sure that there is no contamination and check to see if the rocks where disturbed between forming and being tested by scientists. On of the great things about many forms of radiometric dating is that they are self-checking.Let us critically examine each of these claims and see if they hold up against the science.While doing so, we will have to learn about how radiometric dating works.
Those that did the decaying are called parent nuclei.