Compare and contrast relative and radioactive dating

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When ‘parent’ uranium-238 decays, for example, it produces subatomic particles, energy and ‘daughter’ lead-206.

This restriction extends to animals that consume seafood in their diet.

These are often characterised as the norm, rather than the exception.

I thought it would be useful to present an example where the geology is simple, and unsurprisingly, the method does work well, to show the quality of data that would have to be invalidated before a major revision of the geologic time scale could be accepted by conventional scientists.

We will deal with carbon dating first and then with the other dating methods.

Carbon has unique properties that are essential for life on Earth.

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