Creationist view radioactive dating
A swimming race illustrates the simple principles involved in measuring time.This swimmer is competing in a 1,500 metre race and we have an accurate, calibrated wristwatch.
If you check this educational page by the US Geological Society you will see that they spend all their time talking about the technicalities of radioactive decay.
But without reliable witnesses the accuracy of the watch makes no difference.
You can only establish the time for the race if it was timed by two or more qualified eyewitnesses who observed the start, the progress and the finish.
When I have asked an audience this question they have looked at me incredulously and said, “Starting time?
” You cannot know how long the swimmer took unless you knew the time on the wristwatch when the race started.