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As a uranium ore ages, the ratio of lead-206 to lead-204 increases as does the ratio of lead-206 to lead-207. These ratios for many lead ores are plotted in Fig. 3. The lowest ratios are taken to be the most ancient ores, formed at the beginning, billions of years ago and separated from further radiogenic enrichment.

He was also not happy with the published dates on the flows in the Nevada Atomic Bomb Test site where one of the volcanic flows showed a reversal of isotope ratios and gave a value of 20,000 years in the future! These data were, in fact, published in Science magazine in about November of 1988. Please note, these were not MY ideas but the statements of a convinced, tenured, evolutionary geologist who apparently really wanted to beleive in the credibility of radiometric dating. I am just reporting what HE said!

You can use  SciFinder ®  or  STN ®  to search the  CAS databases  for additional information about radiometric dating and evolution. If your organization is enabled to use the web version of SciFinder, you can click the links in this article to directly access details of the cited references. 

In spite of there being 33 isotopes of 12 elements formed as intermediate daughters in these two decay series (not counting 4 He), none is a member of more than one series. In other words, each decay chain always leads through its unique set of intermediate isotopes to the formation of a specific stable Pb isotope. The decay of 238 U always produces 206 Pb, and 235 U always produces 207 Pb.

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As a uranium ore ages, the ratio of lead-206 to lead-204 increases as does the ratio of lead-206 to lead-207. These ratios for many lead ores are plotted in Fig. 3. The lowest ratios are taken to be the most ancient ores, formed at the beginning, billions of years ago and separated from further radiogenic enrichment.

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You can use  SciFinder ®  or  STN ®  to search the  CAS databases  for additional information about radiometric dating and evolution. If your organization is enabled to use the web version of SciFinder, you can click the links in this article to directly access details of the cited references. 

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In spite of there being 33 isotopes of 12 elements formed as intermediate daughters in these two decay series (not counting 4 He), none is a member of more than one series. In other words, each decay chain always leads through its unique set of intermediate isotopes to the formation of a specific stable Pb isotope. The decay of 238 U always produces 206 Pb, and 235 U always produces 207 Pb.

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He was also not happy with the published dates on the flows in the Nevada Atomic Bomb Test site where one of the volcanic flows showed a reversal of isotope ratios and gave a value of 20,000 years in the future! These data were, in fact, published in Science magazine in about November of 1988. Please note, these were not MY ideas but the statements of a convinced, tenured, evolutionary geologist who apparently really wanted to beleive in the credibility of radiometric dating. I am just reporting what HE said!

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