Hjow is radioactive dating performed
This document is partly based on a prior posting composed in reply to Ted Holden.
My thanks to both him and other critics for motivating me.
To get to that point, there is also a historical discussion and description of non-radiometric dating methods.
It can't float in mid-air, particularly if the material involved is sand, mud, or molten rock.
The principle of superposition therefore has a clear implication for the age of a vertical succession of strata.
his document discusses the way radiometric dating and stratigraphic principles are used to establish the conventional geological time scale.
It is not about the theory behind radiometric dating methods, it is about their , and it therefore assumes the reader has some familiarity with the technique already (refer to "Other Sources" for more information).