Radioisotope dating is commonly used to date igneous rocks.
These are rocks which form when hot, molten material cools and solidifies.
Types of igneous rocks include granite and basalt (lava).
For example, uranium will radioactively decay through a series of steps until it becomes the stable element lead. The original element is referred to as the parent element (in these cases uranium and potassium), and the end result is called the daughter element (lead and argon).The straightforward reading of Scripture reveals that the days of creation () were literal days and that the earth is just thousands of years old and not billions.