It works because we know the fixed radioactive decay rates of uranium-238, which decays to lead-206, and for uranium-235, which decays to lead-207.
So, we start out with two isotopes of uranium that are unstable and radioactive.
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So then, to deny the existence of God is neither logical nor moral.
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These differing rates of decay help make uranium-lead dating one of the most reliable methods of radiometric dating because they provide two different decay clocks.
So, we rely on radiometric dating to calculate their ages.
Radiometric dating, or radioactive dating as it is sometimes called, is a method used to date rocks and other objects based on the known decay rate of radioactive isotopes.
So, you might say that the 'full-life' of a radioactive isotope ends when it has given off all of its radiation and reaches a point of being non-radioactive.
When the isotope is halfway to that point, it has reached its half-life.