Knowing this first: that scoffers will come in the last days, walking according to their own lusts, and saying, “Where is the promise of His coming?
For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation.” For this they willfully forget: that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of water and in the water, by which the world that then existed perished, being flooded with water.
The starting isotope is called the parent and the end-product is called the daughter.
The time it takes for one half of the parent atoms to decay to the daughter atoms is called the half-life.
A fear of God and reverence for His Word is the beginning of wisdom.