God knows just what He meant to say, and His understanding of science is infallible, whereas ours is fallible.So we should never think it necessary to modify His Word.Signals of this kind are often used by chemists studying natural environments.A hydrocarbon found in beach sediments, for example, might derive from an oil spill or from waxes produced by plants.The atomic number corresponds to the number of protons in an atom.
The number of protons in the nucleus of an atom determines the element.
There are two main applications for radiometric dating.
One is for potentially dating fossils (once-living things) using carbon-14 dating, and the other is for dating rocks and the age of the earth using uranium, potassium and other radioactive atoms.
Ninety-nine percent of these also contain six neutrons.
The 6 proton 6 neutron atoms are said to have a mass of 12 and are referred to as "carbon-12." The nuclei of the remaining one percent of carbon atoms contain not six but either seven or eight neutrons in addition to the standard six protons.