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These must be accepted on faith in uniformitarian and naturalistic frameworks.
The method of calculating radiometric dates is like using an hourglass.
Radiometric dating is based on the fact that radioactive isotopes decay to form isotopes of different elements.
The starting isotope is called the parent and the end-product is called the daughter.
Certain types of rocks, especially those that form from magma (igneous), contain radioactive isotopes of different elements.
It is possible to measure the ratio of the different radioactive parent isotopes and their daughter isotopes in a rock, but the ratios are not dates or ages.
The textbooks focus on relative dating, based on the layering of the rocks, and radiometric dating.