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radioactive dating:

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the determination of the age of an object, of a natural phenomenon, or of a series of events. There are two basic types of dating methods, relative and absolute.
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radioactive dating

[¦rād·ē·ō′ak·tiv ′dād·iŋ]
(nucleonics)
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As was pointed out in the earlier article on potassium-argon dating, Brent Dalyrmple, a leading researcher in radioactive dating and, incidentally, a very active supporter of evolution in the debates ongoing in the US, has likened the argon that is formed in a mica mineral to that of a bird in a cage.
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