Fossils usually represent the hard parts, such as bones or shells of animals and leaves, seeds, or woody parts of plants.
Fossils occur on every continent and on the ocean floor.
Let’s do a rough calculation to show how this works.
The age of the earth can be estimated by taking the first five days of creation (from earth’s creation to Adam), then following the genealogies from Adam to Abraham in Genesis 5 and 11, then adding in the time from Abraham to today.
Isochron dating requires a fourth measurement to be taken, which is the amount of a different isotope of the same element as the daughter product of radioactive decay.
(For brevity's sake, hereafter I will refer to the parent isotope as ).
Note that the mere existence of these assumptions do not render the simpler dating methods entirely useless.Floyd Jones4 and a much earlier book by Archbishop James Ussher5 (1581–1656). The misconception exists that Ussher and Jones were the only ones to arrive at a date of 4000 B. Jones6 lists several chronologists who have undertaken the task of calculating the age of the earth based on the Bible, and their calculations range from 5501 to 3836 B. Because of this, the Septuagint adds in extra time.Though the Samarian and Masoretic texts are much closer, they still have a few differences. This is an informational tour in which students gain a basic understanding of geologic time, the evidence for events in Earth’s history, relative and absolute dating techniques, and the significance of the Geologic Time Scale.A fossil is the remains or traces of a once-living plant or animal that was preserved in rock or other material before the beginning of recorded history.