If you would like to participate, you can choose to edit this article, or visit the project page for more information. Maybe This article says that in 1911 Holmes was the first to use uranium-lead radiometric dating to determine the age of rocks. Boltwood compared Uranium to Lead values in a variety of rocks to see if there was a relationship.
Well, yes, OK, but Continental Drift has an uneasy history, and Plate Tectonics is the fashionable term. 1858), who spoke of Continental Drift caused by Noah's Flood. However, the article on Bertram Boltwood says that he was the first to meaure the age of rocks by the decay of uranium to lead in 1907. He found that there was, but the ages were not the point of the analysis.
Indeed no one even mentions his parents, which is normal in a biography or similar work.
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Lord Kelvin and his allies used three kinds of argument.
The first of these referred to the rate of heat loss from the earth and the length of time it would have taken to form its solid crust.
The second referred to such topics as the detailed shape of the earth (bulging slightly at the equator) and the dynamics of the earth-moon system.
Mikenorton (talk) , 4 October 2009 (UTC) I think that Arthur Holmes religious upbringing should be noted.Even less should we let that knowledge influence our judgment of the players, acting as they did in their own time, constrained by the concepts and data then available.One outstanding feature of this drama is the role played by those who themselves were not, or not exclusively, geologists.This article is within the scope of Wiki Project Biography, a collaborative effort to create, develop and organize Wikipedia's articles about people.All interested editors are invited to join the project and contribute to the discussion.