Radiometric (Radioactive) Dating

An examination of Radiometric dating, also known as carbon-12 or carbon-14 dating, including a look at dating using other radioactive methods.

A paper which explains the beginning of radioactive dating – a process which can give scientists the age of rocks and other materials and help us to identify when Earth began. The paper explores the progression of this method and its uses today, as well as discusses different methods that are used, other than carbon-12, such as potassium or argon dating.
“Many view radioactivity as the end of the world in the event of a nuclear war. With its astonishing power, radioactivity could perhaps destroy and thus end the world. What many don’t know about radioactivity is that is has the potential to tell scientists the age – or the beginning – of the Earth. Quite ironically, radioactivity could very well be responsible for both showing the beginning and the ending of Earth. A process called radiometric dating can give scientists the age of rocks and other materials and help us to identify when Earth began.”