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However, this causes a problem for those who believe based on the Bible that life has only existed on the earth for a few thousand years, since fossils are found in rocks that are dated to be over 500 million years old by radiometric methods, and some fossils are found in rocks that are dated to be billions of years old.
If these dates are correct, this calls the Biblical account of a recent creation of life into question.
In general, in one half-life, half of the parent will have decayed.
In two half-lives, half of the remainder will decay, meaning 3/4 in all will have decayed.
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Potassium 40 (K40) decays to argon 40, which is an inert gas, and to calcium.
Even the creationist accounts that I have read do not adequately treat these issues.
At the start, let me clarify that my main concern is not the age of the earth, the moon, or the solar system, but rather the age of life, that is, how long has life existed on earth.
We are told that these methods are accurate to a few percent, and that there are many different methods.
We are told that of all the radiometric dates that are measured, only a few percent are anomalous.