Other radioactive dating methods
Relative dating is used to determine a fossils approximate age by comparing it to similar rocks and fossils of known ages.
Absolute dating is used to determine a precise age of a fossil by using radiometric dating to measure the decay of isotopes, either within the fossil or more often the rocks associated with it.
The most widely used tool to measure the age of the Earth is radioactive decay.
The great scientist Ernest Rutherford was the first to define the concept of “half-life,” that is, the time it takes for one half of the atoms in a given quantity of a radioactive element (such as plutonium) to decay into another element (such as uranium), or for one isotope of an element (such as carbon-14) to decay into another isotope of that same element (such as carbon-12)...
Editorial note: The Institute for Creation Research published detailed scientific evidence to show that these dating methods have several flaws, and produced evidence to show there was billion-fold accelerated decay in the past, most likely occuring at the time of the Flood.
The team tried all the fixes it could to get rid of the fluctuations, but, in the end, decided to publish the results (Ibid.).The majority of the time fossils are dated using relative dating techniques.Using relative dating the fossil is compared to something for which an age is already known.At that same moment, satellites on the other side of the Earth (the daylight side) detected X rays coming from the sun, which signaled the beginning of a solar flare (Ibid.).This was not the only evidence for such a change in the radioactive decay rate.