The decay rates of radioisotopes are driven by the quantum mechanics of barrier tunneling and the relative strengths of coulomb repulsion and nuclear binding energy which drive all nuclear interactions.If they were to change, this would mean that the characteristics of fundamental particles and forces are changing, which means that the behavior of all matter in the universe is in a state of flux.If you're seeing this message, it means we're having trouble loading external resources on our website.If you're behind a web filter, please make sure that the domains *.and *.are unblocked.The foundation of old age dating methods, upon which the assumption of an old earth (and evolution) rest, is radiometric dating.
On a side note: There is a very, very interesting point made in this video by Bruce Malone.
See Dendrochronology is suspect because 2 or more rings can grow per year (Talk. If there's some compelling reason that the daughter material might not have been present in the original molten pool (eg.
it's a noble gas and would have diffused out), then dating would be performed on that basis.
Origins) There in only one more real point that need to be answered.
Near the end he article, he uses the isochron method to prove the radiometric system is right.
Wong's article radiometric dating doesn't need to be answered in detail.