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Conditions That Must Be Accounted For Before Accurate Numbers

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Posted by Kenny Thornton on July 24, 2002 04:06:54 UTC

Questions that must be answered before accurate numbers can be given in radiometric dating:

1: The starting conditions are known (No daughter isotope at start, or that we know how much was there)

2: Decay rates have always been constant.

3: Systems were closed or isolated so that no parent or daughter isotopes were lost or added

(None of these can be accurately observed)

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